The @HBO doc #leavingneverland is one of the most devastating things I’ve ever watched. To see the lifelong trauma and destruction the abuse by Michael Jackson had on these men is hard to imagine, much less watch. I’m wondering if any of you watched & what your thoughts are. pic.twitter.com/61PPuFHTXP— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) March 6, 2019
Sia voiced her support for victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck; while Katie Couric and Ellen Degeneres talked about watching the "Leaving Neverland" documentary and "After Neverland" interview respectively.
Michael Jackson statue removed from National Football Museum amid sex abuse claims https://t.co/aeIyEmP25m— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 6, 2019
A statue of Michael Jackson has been removed from the National Football Museum in Manchester, England. The museum says that this was due to "ongoing plans to better represent the stories we want to tell." They say that the statue will be put in storage. This also coincidentally comes amid part 1 of "Leaving Neverland" airing in the UK on March 6th.
- Feldman says that he can no longer defend Michael.
- Maintains that he was never abused by Michael, but finds Wade and James believable.
- Says that he watched part 1 of "Leaving Neverland" but couldn't finish it because it was too difficult, and that it was "shocking" and "disturbing."
- Being a child sex abuse survivor himself, he is working on eliminating the statutes of limitations and is making a documentary about CSA.
- Wants to clarify that he wasn't intending to defend Michael in his Twitter rant yesterday, and that they were taken out of context. He only wanted to say that from a filmmaking standpoint, he wished that the documentary could have shown "all the sides."
D.L. Hughley Says Society Gave Michael Jackson a Pass Because of His Talent https://t.co/ZtSPySczEb— TMZ (@TMZ) March 6, 2019
- Hughley says that society decided to look the other way when it came to allegations of Michael's pedophilia because he had immense talent.
- Says that instead of asking how this affects Michael's legacy, we should be asking why we gave him so many passes and enabled him.
- Also says that no matter how you look at it, Michael's behavior with children was disturbing, and that if he were some average person behaving like this, no one would be defending him.
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7