The Michael Jackson estate sued HBO over the scathing documentary “Leaving Neverland,” arguing the doc is a breach of a non-disparagement clause from an old contract. Well, now legal documents from the suit reveal the Estate has accused the network of helping accusers James Safechuck and Wade Robson attempt to steal money from the singer’s children.
The documents say the accusers are “trained actors who made up their stories years after Jackson died, in order to sue the Estate, and try to take hundreds of millions of dollars from Jackson’s rightful heirs, his three children.”
As for HBO, they say it’s “a violation of just about every journalistic standard” that the doc doesn’t reveal that the accusers, “are still pursuing claims for hundreds of millions of dollars from Jackson’s children.”
They also believe that if the singer was alive the documentary wouldn’t have been released because, “If Michael Jackson were alive, we have no doubt at all that he could sue, and win, for defamation.”
Source: The Blast