King of pop, Michael Jackson’s estate has filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO over plans to air a documentary that alleges the late star sexually abused two young boys.
According to the suit the Estate filed , HBO was violating a “non-disparagement” agreement by airing “Leaving Neverland,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
“Michael Jackson is innocent. Period. In 2005, Michael Jackson was subjected to a trial – where rules of evidence and law were applied before a neutral judge and jury and where both sides were heard – and he was exonerated by a sophisticated jury.” Says the suit
“Ten years after his passing, there are still those out to profit from his enormous worldwide success and take advantage of his eccentricities,” it adds.
The Estate continues to say that if the documentary is shown it will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves
In The documentary two men namely: Wade Robson and James Safechuck, say that the Michael sexually abused them when they were 7 and 10 years old.
In addition, before Michael Jackson dying over a given overdose on June 25, 2009, he had faced multiple allegations of child sex abuse during his lifetime.