Michael Jackson 'innocent' adverts to be removed from London buses

Transport for London has announced it will remove adverts from its buses that proclaim Michael Jackson's innocence.

London (CNN)London's transport authority says it will remove bus adverts proclaiming that the late pop legend Michael Jackson was innocent over child sexual abuse claims.

Transport for London (TfL) made the decision following a backlash from charities representing victims of child sex abuse.
The posters, which were financed through a crowdfunding campaign, featured the slogans: "FACTS DON'T LIE. PEOPLE DO" and "#MJINNOCENT."
    The adverts direct viewers to the website of The Michael Jackson Innocent Project, an organization that seeks to prove Jackson's innocence.
    The advertisement campaign was in response to a four-hour documentary, "Leaving Neverland," broadcast last week, which included the accounts of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accused Jackson of repeated sexual abuse when they were children.
    Michael Jackson fans staged a protest outside the headquarters of Channel 4 ahead of the airing of the documentary "Leaving Neverland."
    The Survivors Trust, a charity supporting victims of sexual abuse, expressed concern over the adverts, criticizing TfL for prioritizing "advertising revenue over the option of remaining neutral on such an emotional topic."
    "An advertising campaign such as this, paid for by a supporter of an alleged perpetrator, only serves to support a toxic social narrative that prevents survivors from thinking they will be believed and speaking up," the charity told CNN in a statement.
    Michael Jackson pictured with James Safechuck, then aged 10, on a tour plane in 1988.