Michael Jackson’s Children Are Considering Filing A Lawsuit Over ‘Leaving Neverland’
Michael Jackson’s children are tired of the child abuse allegations against their late father and are considering firing back at two of his accusers. His three children, Paris, Prince and Prince Michael Jackson II known as Blanket, are considering filing a lawsuit against the alleged victims who starred in the Leaving Neverland documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Page Six reports that the lawsuit would sue the two men for misrepresentation, emotional distress, slander and fraud.
The Jackson children won’t be asking for any money in the potential lawsuit. They simply want an apology from Robson and Safechuck. If they do receive a monetary settlement, they have promised to donate it to charity.
The Jackson estate filed a lawsuit of their own in February against HBO for allegedly violating a non-disparagement clause by agreeing to air the documentary. The estate could be awarded up to $100 million in damages. Leaving Neverland had originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
When the documentary was released, it reminded the world of a turbulent time when the King of Pop was accused of sexually abusing children that visited his Neverland ranch home. In 2005, Jackson was acquitted of 14 charges alleging that he molested a 13-year-old boy with cancer that he befriended. In 1994, he reached a hefty settlement of around $23 million with the family of Jordan Chandler, who accused Jackson of carrying on a sexual relationship with him when he was 13-year-old.
Jackson died in 2009.