Michael Jackson’s estate files $100 million lawsuit to halt HBO documentary

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The documentary, which features interviews with men who claim the singer sexually assaulted them, is set to be released next month.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s estate will file a $100M lawsuit to stop HBO releasing Leaving Neverland, the Daily Mail reported.

The documentary, which features interviews with men who claim the singer sexually assaulted them, is set to be released next month. Michael Jackson’s estate is reportedly filing the lawsuit in a bid to halt the release of the documentary.

The controversial documentary is set to be released in the UK next month, and features interviews with two men — Wade Robson and James Safechuck — who claim they were sexually abused by the singer as children. But the King Of Pop’s estate is trying to stop it being released, according to reports by the Daily Mail.

The filing, seen by the paper, accused HBO of breaching a contract that was signed by Michael himself in 1992 when his Dangerous World Tour aired on the channel. It’s said the film does it by alleging the singer molested children while he was on the tour. The suit says: “It is hard to imagine a more direct violation of the non-disparagement clause.” It also calls Wade and James “admitted perjures” and refers to current HBO president Richard Pepler as a “failure”.

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