Peter Andre defends Michael Jackson amid sex abuse allegations

Peter Andre has controversially claimed that Michael Jackson’s music shouldn’t be banned, despite sex abuse allegations.

The late Thriller singer is the subject of new documentary, Leaving Neverland, which will air on Channel 4 on Wednesday, and documents abuse allegations made by his two alleged victims, James Safechuck and Wade Robson.

However, despite scandalous accusations about the singer’s conduct with minors, Peter took to his new! magazine column to remind fans he was acquitted of any wrongdoing in 2005.

The dad-of-four said: "There’s a new Michael Jackson documentary on this week and it has caused a lot of controversy about sexual abuse.

"First and foremost what I will say is we have to rely on the justice system and we mustn’t forget that he was acquitted of not just one, but all child molestation charges during his trial in 2005."

The disgraced star’s music has now been banned from BBC Radio 2 ahead of the documentary hitting screens.

The Mysterious Girl singer went on to claim that if Jackson is ever proven to be guilty then "it’s absolutely terrible".

However, he did not agree with banning the King of Pop from the airwaves.

"You can’t just stop listening to an artist’s music due to accusations alone.

"And let’s not foget some of his songs weren’t even written by him," he went on.

Leaving Neverland contains explosive allegations of child abuse against the King Of Pop, who died in 2009, and has sparked outraged among some of Jackson’s most ardent fans.

Peter added that fans must also remember the singer isn’t here to "defend himself" and sympathised with his family.

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