Filed within the Los Angeles courts, the lawsuit from the 'Thriller' singer's property claims the doc, containing allegations of sexual abuse of youngsters, breaches a earlier settlement with HBO.
The lawsuit received’t cease the documentary airing however will search damages based mostly on the grounds the corporate agreed to not disparage the star in future. This was a clause in a contract for broadcasting the singer's 1992 Dangerous tour.
A lawyer for the property mentioned the broadcaster “breached its settlement to not disparage Michael Jackson by producing and promoting to the general public a one-sided marathon of unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an harmless man.”
In a press release HBO mentioned: “Despite the determined lengths taken to undermine the movie, our plans stay unchanged.”
Leaving Neverland, airing on March three and four within the US on HBO and March 6 and seven on Channel four within the UK, comprises testimonies from two males James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who allege MJ abused them of their youth.
In 2005, MJ was acquitted of prices of molesting a 13-year-old boy on his Neverland property.
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