Michael Jackson sex abuse accusers can sue star’s companies

Two men who made allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson in a 2019 documentary have been given the go-ahead to pursue claims against two of the late singer’s companies.

Wade Robson and James Safechuck described in graphic detail – in Leaving Neverland – how they were befriended by Jackson and allegedly abused from the ages of seven and 10 in the early 1990s.

The pop star died in 2009, and his family has denied the accusations made in the documentary.

His estate has also criticised the documentary, describing it as a “tabloid character assassination” that the star had “endured in life and now in death”.

On Friday, an appeals court in California ruled the pair could pursue their claims – against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures – because of a change in state law.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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