Michael Jackson to remain in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Madame Tussauds despite sex abuse allegations
Michael Jackson's statues at Madame Tussauds Museum will also be kept on display despite the sexual abuse allegations made against him
Michael Jackson has been allowed to keep his place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame amid all the sexual abuse allegations made against him in HBO's documentary 'Leaving Neverland' by two of his accusers — James Safechuck and Wade Robson and directed by Dan Reed.
The late pop legend was brought into the Hall of Fame by the band 'NSYNC in the year 2001, almost eight years before he died. Post the release of the documentary 'Leaving Neverland', Michael's legacy has been tarnished given all the sexual abuse claims made against him.
However, representatives for the Hall of Fame have maintained that Michael Jackson's tributes will not be taken down from the display, as reported by TMZ.
Michael Jackson features in two exhibits and his work with The Jackson 5 had also been honored. Madame Tussauds has also revealed that all the waxwork statues of the 'Thriller' singer will remain at the museum.
A spokesperson shared with NME, "The figures on display at Madame Tussauds reflect profiles that have had an impact on popular culture and that visitors expect to see. Michael Jackson has been and is currently a feature of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world. We regularly monitor our choice of figures on display based on external events and visitor feedback."
HBO's documentary 'Leaving Neverland' features the allegations made by James Safechuck and Wade Robson, both of whom claim that Michael had sexually abused them when they were children.
Robson alleged that he was abused between the age of seven till 14 while Safechuck claimed he was accused from the age of 10 till he hit puberty. Before his death, Michael Jackson completely denied ever sexually abusing children.
In #LeavingNeverland, Wade Robson & James Safechuck recount allegations of sexual abuse from Michael Jackson that began when they were 7 and 10, they say. The Michael Jackson estate has called it “an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in" https://t.co/NDeApMq17I pic.twitter.com/zTFUE4asgA— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 1, 2019
Many of Michael's fans have called the allegations false while Michael Jackson's estate is reportedly suing HBO who co-produced the documentary along with Channel 4. Michael's fans have branded Safechuck and Robson as "perjurers" and "admitted liars."
It was recently reported that Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch is unlikely to be sold given his sickening sexual abuse allegations with many property experts claiming that the massive and tainted estate will "have to be demolished." Ever since the release of the documentary, there has been absolutely no one who is interested in purchasing the property.