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This article contains details of alleged sexual assault which some readers may find distressing.
Louis Theroux made his feelings clear on the allegations put against the late Michael Jackson, after new documentary Leaving Neverland saw two men accuse the singer of sexually abusing them as children. The filmmaker, who believes that Jackson was a paedophile, once produced his own documentary on the man dubbed 'The King Of Pop'.
In the summer of 2002, Louis set out on a quest to meet the singer in a BBC special titled Louis, Martin and Michael.
The synopsis reveals that Louis once thought of himself as a "life-long fan" of Jackson, seeing him as a "hero".
Louis examined the "bizarre" world that surrounded the singer and his legion of die-hard fans who "worshipped at his altar".
The journalist started out his quest by phoning Uri Geller, a personal friend of Jackson's, to try and meet the singer-songwriter, who was plagued with paedophile allegations throughout his career which continue following his death in 2009.
Uri had once fixed an interview with Jackson for Martin Bashir, and Louis hoped he could do the same for him.
While Louis didn't manage to meet Jackson, he did meet his father, Joe Jackson, who ended up throwing him out of a hotel room for asking the wrong question.
The synopsis adds: "The film reveals just how tenacious Louis was in pursuit of a subject he was passionate about: hours spent in freezing conditions outside a hotel in Berlin; a journey to an awards ceremony in Vienna where he discovered that Jackson never turned up; trips back and forth to America in the hope of tracking down possible leads.Would Louis, a lifelong fan of Jackson, eventually meet his hero?"
Louis, Martin and Michael is still available to stream on BBC iPlayer, so you can easily watch the documentary and follow Louis' journey to meet Michael. You can stream it here.
Yesterday, Louis upheld his comments against Jackson, declaring that: "If you can't see that Michael Jackson was a paedophile after watching @danreed1000's film you are being wilfully blind. And if you are campaigning against it you are actively colluding in the silencing of victims."
If you can't see that Michael Jackson was a paedophile after watching @danreed1000 's film you are being wilfully blind. And if you are campaigning against it you are actively colluding in the silencing of victims.- Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) March 7, 2019
Dan Reed's documentary, Leaving Neverland, saw James Safechuck and Wade Robson accuse Jackson of sexually abusing them as children in graphic detail.
The two-part doc aired in the UK on Wednesday and Thursday on Channel 4, airing in the US on 3rd and 4th March.
Following Leaving Neverland, the Jackson estate has threatened to sue the broadcasters, calling it a "public lynching".
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