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[Dutch] Fans Michael Jackson protesteren bij Mediapark

HILVERSUM - Nederlandse fans van Michael Jackson gaan vrijdag protesteren op het Mediapark in Hilversum bij het gebouw van de VPRO, omdat de omroep vrijdagavond de documentaire Leaving Neverland uitzendt. De protesterende fans zetten dit weekend ook de tekst 'Michael Jackson is onschuldig, ken de feiten' op billboards langs de snelwegen A5 bij Amsterdam en A4 bij Hoofddorp.

Met de demonstratie en de billboards willen ze duidelijk maken dat Michael Jackson zich niet schuldig heeft gemaakt aan seksueel misbruik van minderjarigen. Naast de tekst prijkt ook een foto op de billboards met het woord innocent (onschuldig) over zijn mond geplakt. Het is een verwijzing naar de website www.mjinnocent.com.

"Met deze billboards geven de fans aan dat ze van mening zijn dat de zanger onschuldig is, de documentaire een eenzijdig verhaal is waarin niet aan waarheidsvinding of wederhoor wordt gedaan en de beweringen van beide mannen niet op feiten zijn gecheckt", staat in een persverklaring van de de Nederlandse fans. Eerder deze week waren er soortgelijke protesten in Londen, bij het gebouw van Channel 4.

Tegengeluid

"De campagne is bekostigd vanuit de fan-community", aldus woordvoerder Mark Wittenberg. "Met hun acties willen de fans een tegengeluid laten horen, naast de vele verklaringen die er al zijn vanuit familie en vrienden van Jackson, waaronder zeer veel mannen die in hun jeugd ook met hem bevriend zijn geweest en die aangeven dat zij absoluut nooit zijn misbruikt."

In Leaving Neverland vertellen twee mannen afzonderlijk van elkaar tot in detail hoe ze eind jaren tachtig, als 7 en 10-jarige jongens, bevriend raakten met The King of Pop en jarenlang misleid en misbruikt werden. Al sinds de première op het Sundance Film Festival in Utah maakt de documentaire de tongen los. Waar recensenten geschokt en lovend waren, sprak de familie Jackson schande. Volgens de fans "liegen deze mannen op meerdere punten aantoonbaar." Ze wijzen op de rechtszaken die de mannen hebben verloren tegen de nazaten van de in 2009 overleden King of Pop.

De fans benadrukken in hun verklaring dat hun acties alleen gericht zijn tegen deze specifieke beschuldigingen in de documentaire. "In deze documentaire wordt echter zo nadrukkelijk gelogen dat zij zich gedwongen voelen zich uit te spreken."

Gevoelig

De VPRO is zich bewust van de ophef, maar wil de documentaire toch graag uitzenden. Janine Abbring leidt de film in en voert na de uitzending een nagesprek over de ontvangst en context van de documentaire. “De VPRO realiseert zich dat het onderwerp van Leaving Neverland zeer gevoelig ligt, maar vindt het belangrijk dat het verhaal van Wade Robson en James Safechuck en hun families wordt verteld en de kijker zijn eigen mening kan vormen.”

De titel van de Leaving Neverland verwijst naar het gelijknamige landgoed waar The King of Pop woonde. In 2003 werd er een inval gedaan nadat er meldingen binnenkwamen over misbruik van een 13-jarige jongen. Jackson werd in de rechtszaak die volgde vrijgesproken van veertien aanklachten tegen hem.

Defending Neverland: Statement from The Jacksons

From Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson

"This Wednesday and Thursday Channel 4 is launching an attack on our brother Michael. He is not here to defend himself, so we feel compelled to do it for him.

Michael is innocent of these baseless allegations of child abuse, sexual misconduct and paedophilia. The only thing that Michael was ever guilty of was being naïve to what the outside world may think of those beautiful days that our families and friends all enjoyed at the Neverland ranch.

This film rehashes accusations against Michael that have already been shot down in a court of law.

Michael loved his family, his friends and lived life to the fullest before it was so cruelly taken away. Now that life of kindness and generosity is being tainted.

We are told that the film carefully curates selected extracts from past interviews Michael did in life, strategically edited to answer allegations made after his death - answers to questions that were never in fact put to Michael. This is not a neutral search for the truth, but a kangaroo court-like film made with a clear agenda to sensationally besmirch the good name of Michael.

The subjects of the "documentary" - James Safechuck and Wade Robson - who have come forward now, have absolutely zero credibility and the courts have already assessed that no rational person could believe that Robson is telling the truth.

With no facts, no credible witnesses, no evidence, the film is a hurtful falsehood.

Robson at the 2005 trial gave unequivocal sworn testimony that there was no inappropriate behaviour or abuse and continued to praise and defend Michael against the allegations. Then, years later in 2012, Robson claimed he was sexually abused." 

Jackson Source @ De Ochtend Show To Go

Janneke van der Linden (Jackson Source) defends Michael Jackson on Dutch AD's De Ochtend Show To Go on 4 March 2019. The interview and show is in Dutch. Dutchies, zorg dat je de nieuwe Facebook pagina MJfeiten volgt voor afbeeldingen en feiten over Michael Jackson die je kunt delen op je eigen online accounts om de waarheid te verspreiden! 

Watch Live in Bucharest and Live at Wembley this weekend

Since HBO, as well as other networks and channels) are moving forward with the broadcast of Leaving Neverland, the Estate invites the world to enjoy the TRUE Michael Jackson as he performs in concert. The Estate is making Live at Bucharest available to stream on Michael’s YouTube channel for a limited time starting 8 pm ET Sunday, March 3 and Live At Wembley available to stream on Michael’s YouTube (www.youtube.com/MichaelJackson) channel starting 8 pm ET Monday, March 4. 
Please encourage your friends, families, and networks to watch these incredible concert performances, a playlist of Michael Jackson short films, the film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It or either of the 2 actual documentaries, Bad25 and Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To OFF THE WALL, rather than the HBO propaganda that is premiered this weekend.  The Estate also applauds the efforts of many of you in the fan community to educate your spheres of influence about the truth about Michael Jackson. Keep it up.

Song "Lose Control "released by B. Howard featuring Siggy "Dealz" Jackson

Check out "Lose Control" by B. Howard and Siggy "Dealz" Jackson. Entrancing and Energizing blend of Electronica, R&B , and POP-- with a catching Jackson-style hook. This production collaboration between Morales and Howard gives a new edge to B. Howard's timeless style while Dealz Jackson's rap gives mass appeal. Siggy is the oldest son of legendary Jackie Jackson. Please note that Brandon is a son of Miki Howard and Augie Johnson and a friend of the Jackson Family. Miki Howard and Jermaine Jackson sang the duet "Make It Easy On Love" for Jermaine's 1989 album Don't Take It Personal

Brandi Jackson on IZM Radio defending her uncle Michael Jackson

Watch and listen to Brandi Jackson on IZM Radio discussing the mocumentary Leaving Neverland and defending her uncle Michael Jackson.

The Jackson Family on "Leaving Neverland": "It's all about money"

Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Taj Jackson have spoken out about sexual abuse allegations against their brother and uncle Michael. Leaving Neverland is money motivated and based on lies. 

The Jackson Family reacts to explosive claims in "Leaving Neverland

Make sure to watch the full interview on 27 February CBS This Morning with Gayle King who sat down with Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Taj Jackson. Here are a few clips: 

Why Jackie won't be seeing "Leaving Neverland"

Marlon Jackson on "Leaving Neverland": This documentary is not telling the truth

Taj Jackson says his uncle's "naiveté was his downfall"

“Metamorphosis”: Janet Jackson to perform 15 shows at the Park MGM, Las Vegas

Janet Jackson is sharing her legendary entertainment autobiography in an explosive Las Vegas stage show.

“Metamorphosis,” Jackson’s first extended engagement on the Strip, opens May 17 and runs 15 dates in May, July and August. The specific dates are May 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26; July 24, 26, 27, 31; and August 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10. The show delves into Jackson’s life in the public eye, including her issues with self-esteem while growing up amid superstar siblings.

The release announcing the series informs, “The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album ‘Rhythm Nation.’

“Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amid the challenges faced along her personal journey. She encourages her audiences to find their own light within themselves through her Metamorphosis.”

Tickets to “Metamorphosis” start at $79 (not including fees) and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com.

Exclusive listen: Jaafar Jackson

Eric Tippetts, co-founder of NASGO released an exclusive video from an exclusive studio listenening session with Jaafar Jackson who has tokenized his upcoming musical releases with his JUSIC token for the NASGO blockchain platform. Video is courtesy and originally uploaded by Eric Tippetts.