Madonna is not about to cast judgement on anyone without hard evidence.
The “Medellin” singer touched on the child abuse accusations levied against Michael Jackson in the divisive documentary “Leaving Neverland”. Madonna told British Vogue, “I don’t have a lynch-mob mentality, so in my mind, people are innocent until proven guilty.
“I’ve had a thousand accusations hurled at me that are not true,” she continued. “So my attitude when people tell me things about people is, ‘Can you prove it?’”
Director Dan Reed’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary detailed the sexual abuse two children allegedly suffered at the hands of Jackson. James Safechuck and Wade Robson accused the King of Pop of abusing them as children.
Jackson denied any wrongdoing up until his untimely death in 2009. Critics have praised “Leaving Neverland” as a film, but have criticized its one-sided storytelling. The Jackson family has denounced the film’s bias in favour of the alleged victims.
Madonna recently announced the release date for her 14th studio album Madame X. The project is buoyed by the lead single “Medellin” featuring Columbian musical sensation Maluma. Madame X drops June 14.