Michael Jackson accuser Wade Robson has a problem with MTV still handing out an award named after the late musician.
On Monday, the network revealed that Missy Elliott will be this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs.
In a statement to The Wrap, Robson said, “I don’t personally need MTV to do one thing or the other, but as child abuse survivors all over the world watch to see whether society will support them or not if they have the courage to come forward, in that regard, it’s an unfortunate choice.”
Robson was one of two men featured in the recent documentary “Leaving Neverland”, detailing their allegations that Jackson sexually abused them as children.
The Video Vanguard Award, which recognizes accomplishments in music videos, has been named after Jackson since 1991.