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Louis Theroux: I backed accusers of Michael Jackson due to my time with Savile22 Aug 2019, 11:47am

Louis Theroux: I backed accusers of Michael Jackson due to my time with Savile

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Film-maker says he defended singer’s accusers, driven by his ‘boost’ to Jimmy Savile’s image before sex abuse confirmed The film-maker Louis Theroux said he felt obliged to support individuals who had accused Michael Jackson of being a paedophile, partly because his own programmes had helped to “rehabilitate” Jimmy Savile’s public image. Theroux accused Jackson’s fans in March of being “wilfully blind” after they denied detailed claims made in the Channel 4 documentary entitled Leaving Neverland that the singer was a child abuser.
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