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The Authority with Dr. Sanford Richmond

Mar 21, 2019

This episode of The Authority is about the explosive new HBO documentary called Leaving Neverland in which 2 men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, allege that the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, sexually abused them as children. The documentary has caused a lot of controversy in recent weeks. A controversy that’s put Jackson’s life and legacy at a crossroads even in death. The reaction to this documentary has been harsh and swift in which a selective amount of radio stations across the world have banned Jackson’s music, The Simpsons have pulled their Michael Jackson episode from circulation and a museum in England removed a statue of him from their premises. So my guest on the show will be the bodyguard of Michael Jackson for the last 2 in a half year of his life, Bill Whitfield, in which he speaks on the documentary and discusses the man he thinks very highly of as a person, father and overall human being. Whitfield speaks of the man that he had to be around every single day of his life 24 hours a day. Whitfield thought so highly of Jackson he wrote a book called Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days. So with Whitfield’s high reverence of Jackson, he takes a strong stand against Leaving Neverland and defends the King of Pop against this documentary and against the recycled attacks on his character and lifestyle that dogged Jackson throughout his life when he was alive.