Michael Jackson fans rage outside Channel 4 over Leaving Neverland documentary after petition calling for 'army of moonwalkers' to defend ‘paedo’ star
The programme is due to be aired tonight and is based on interviews with two men who claim they were sexually abused by the star as children.
Wade Robson, 36, a choreographer says Jackson began abusing him when he was seven, and 40-year-old James Safechuck, a former child actor who says the singer began molesting him when he was 10.
In British director Dan Reed's two-part film they say they were abused in his enormous mansion dubbed Neverland.
In a Facebook post, the organisers of the protest say they want Leaving Neverland "banned and shelved" as it is based on "falsified claims of molestation'.
Elsewhere, protests about the documentary are being mobilised by Jackson’s superfans.
Leaving Neverland has created an explosive reaction from those supporting their hero and those who turned their back on Jackson after hearing Robson and Safechuck's accounts.
Billboards, bus-side ads and now website "MJInnocent" have been created in America, protesting the global superstar's defence.
The MJInnocent website opens with the words: "Facts don't lie. People do" and explain why they believe the accusations against the singer were false.
One of those supporters is Jackson’s nephew Taj who has been defending his uncle since the documentary first became known.
He recently tweeted: "Two proven liars. Not one shred of actual evidence, just their word."
Taj also raising money so he can create his own documentary to "unmask the truth about Michael Jackson".
Jacko's estate waded in and called the film "the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death".
According to Entertainment Weekly they are also suing HBO, claiming that it will "constitute a breach of non-disparagement clause" from a previous contract.
But those who saw the four hour documentary on its debut were left shocked with the graphic abuse claims.
These include how the singer allegedly gave a young boy jewellery in exchange for sex acts.
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