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This is why Michael Jackson's face was projected onto Edinburgh's Castle Rock last night
The projection showed the singer's face with the word 'innocent' over his mouth
by Claire Galloway
10:13, 21 Aug 2019Updated11:08, 21 Aug 2019
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Passersby taking photos of the projection that appeared on Castle Rock last night(Image: @AnnyLica1979/ Twitter)
If you looked towards Castle Rock from Princes Street yesterday evening, you might have been surprised by what you saw.
The face of controversial figure Michael Jackson appeared projected onto the rock, with the words "facts don't lie, people do" and "innocent" across the singer's mouth.
The projection was organised by a group called MJ INNOCENT, who say it was in response to Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed's arrival in the capital ahead of the Edinburgh Television Festival.
A spokesperson for the group said: "MJ INNOCENT was appalled at the decision by the Edinburgh Film Festival to invite Dan Reed to speak at their event despite his film being based on complete falsehoods."
The award-winning director and producer is due to appear at the Festival today where he will join a panel of industry experts to discuss the future of factual and feature documentaries.
Reed's bombshell documentary, co-produced by Channel 4 and HBO, recounts the testimony of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege they were sexually abused as children by Michael Jackson.
(Image: Himura Kenshin/ Twitter)
The documentary aired in the UK in March - ten years on from the singer's death - making headlines worldwide and dividing audiences. Michael Jackson songs were even banned on some radio stations.
Michael Jackson's family have denied the allegations and a law suit was brought against HBO, however the producers claimed the documentary is protected under the First Amendment.