A judge in Los Angeles ruled on Monday that the company founded by Michael Jackson has no responsibility to protect minors accused of sexual abuse and sexual assault on singers. They should not respond legally For these complaints.
The lawsuit was filed by Wade Ronson in 2013, and Wade Ronson was one of the alleged victims who appeared in the documentary Leaving Neverland And he accused MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures Make Jackson more accessible to child abusers.
A judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that these companies They do not have the ability to control Jackson because he is the master of Jackson Until his death in 2009.
The lawsuit was dismissed when it was filed, but California approved a lawsuit in 2020. A new law prohibiting the sexual abuse of minors.
Robson’s lawyer Vince Finaldi announced that he will appeal the decision.
“If we leave it alone, it will set a dangerous precedent and will enable thousands of children to engage in the entertainment industry. Vulnerable to sexual abuse People in power,” he said in a statement published in the magazine species.
Another alleged victim in the documentary, James Safechuck (James Safechuck), also filed a similar lawsuit and is currently appealing after being rejected.
Jackson’s heirs are also awaiting arbitration, which will determine whether HBO should Compensate them Controversial documentary Leaving Neverland, It explores allegations of sexual abuse against the “King of Pop Music.”
Jackson real estate lawyers demand more than $100 million from HBO when suing the network Slander the artist, It does not include his version of the activity, nor does it break the 1992 “no derogation” agreement signed between the channel and the musician.
The complaint is broadcast based on an old agreement reached by HBO Michael Jackson lives in Bucharest: a dangerous journey, The artist’s concert includes a clause in the contract, which He promised not to make any comments or practices that might “depreciate” Jackson. Or its representatives.
HBO defended that the clause was “unrelated” to the case and charged Jackson’s heirs Want to silence the victim Sexual abuse.