MICHAEL JACKSON FAN CLUBS SUE 'LEAVING NEVERLAND' ACCUSERS
Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary ``Leaving Neverland.''
The lawsuit accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck of unfairly blackening the reputation of the King of Pop, who died 10 years ago.
A lawyer for the fan clubs, Emmanuel Ludot, said he is seeking conviction under a French law against the public denunciation of a dead person.
The fan clubs are asking for one euro each in symbolic damages.
A court in the French city of Orleans held a hearing Thursday (04JULY2019). A lawyer represented Robson and Safechuck, who in the documentary described years of alleged sexual abuse when they were boys and teens.
Jackson's estate denies the allegations and sent a letter supporting the lawsuit.