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Ten years after Michael Jackson died, his legacy is murkier than ever

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25.06.2019

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Many fans, close friends and Jackson family members will remember the nostalgia of that day, when the late “King of Pop” was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical centre amidst the media frenzy and, much to the disbelief of many, soon pronounced dead.

Fast forward to 2019, however, and it’s clear commemorating his legacy will never be quite as simple now as it was back then. Earlier this year, Jackson was hit with fresh allegations of child sexual abuse, with Wade Robson and James Safechuck telling their stories on Dan Reed’s documentary Leaving Neverland. These allegations have been denied by family members and the Jackson estate.

Despite this, 25 June will be commemorated across many countries. The #HonourMJ hashtag pays tribute online to the late star by doing or supporting the work he did.

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Melanie Freeman, a fan and a board member of the Michael Jackson Justice Project, which dispels false media stories around the star, has planned the “MJ love........

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