'Michael Jackson innocent' adverts appear on London buses
Leaving Neverland aired on US and UK TV this week
Adverts have been spotted on London buses proclaiming Michael Jackson's innocence.
It comes in the week of the broadcast of Leaving Neverland, a documentary about James Safechuck and Wade Robson, two men who claim that Michael Jackson abused them after he befriended them as children.
The adverts feature Jackson's face, with mouth covered by a box saying "Innocent".
It is also accompanied by the slogan: "Facts don't lie. People Do."
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The advert features the address of the website MJInnocent.com, which says that the adverts have been live since February 27th. The campaign has been supported through crowdfunding.
Fans of Jackson have also protested outside Channel 4's London offices.
Leaving Neverland was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and aired on Channel 4 on Wednesday and Thursday night.
Michael Jackson first faced accusations of child sex abuse in 1993.
Dentist Evan Chandler alleged that the singer abused his 13-year-old son, making headlines around the world, but the case was settled out of court in January 1994.
Nearly a decade later, in 2003, Jackson was actually charged seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent, in relation to a 13-year-old boy who was featured in the Martin Bashir documentary. But in 2005, he was acquitted of all counts.