Michael Jackson Abuse Accusers To Sue Firms Linked To Late Star
Wade Robson and James Safechuck are reportedly planning on suing MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures.
The two men appeared in the controversial documentary “Leaving Neverland” last year and accused Michael Jackson of sexual abusing them as children.
Both Safechuck and Robson detailed a string of abuse claims in the 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland.
Reports have it that both men have plans to return to court next month to take legal action against firms linked to the late star.
A report by The Sun UK has it that the men want to prove their allegations were true and reveal that firm bosses were aware or should have been.
Both Wade and James previously attempted to sue the companies in 2013 and 2014.
However, their case was thrown out in 2017 after a trial judge said they had waited too long to file the allegations.
At the time Californian law required claimants to file before they turned 26 – but Wade and James were both in their thirties.
“We’re finally back in the courtroom,” their attorney Vince Finaldi is reported by the publication to have said.
“We were supposed to have a hearing a couple of weeks ago, but it has been delayed due to the coronavirus – so we have another date set for June.
“It will be the first hearing in the case. It’s a new judge and it will be resolved one way or another. We are preparing for a trial later in the year.”
This changed at the beginning of 2020 when a new law came into effect that allowed victims of sexual abuse to sue until they are 40 years old.
Since predatory sex abuse claims have trailed the late king of pop, his estate and family have continued to maintain his innocence.
Michael Jackson’s estate and his family have continued to deny the sex abuse claims.
Before “Leaving Neverland” premiered last year, representatives for Jackson’s estate issued a statement, saying:
“This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”