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Michael Jackson Will Not Be Removed From Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Amidst Latest Sex Abuse Claims

March 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Michael Jackson’s spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are secure despite the allegations of sex abuse levied against him in Leaving Neverland. TMZ reports that an official for the Hall of Fame has confirmed the late singer won’t be removed from the Hall, where was in ducted in 1997 as part of the Jackson 5 and 2001 as a solo performer.

Jackson, who died in 2009, is currently the subject of renewed allegations thanks to the HBO documentary, which features claims that he sexually abused Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Some radio stations are removing his music from their playlists over the allegations.

The Hall said that Jackson was recognized for his musical excellence and talent as well as his lasting impact on rock & roll, and will not be removing him nor changing his Hall of Fame exhibit.