Michael Jackson‘s property is suing HBO for his or her documentary, Leaving Neverland.
The property filed a petition to compel HBO into arbitration over the movie, which accuses Michael of sexual abuse, for violating a non-disparagement clause in response to authorized paperwork obtained by The Blast on Thursday (February 21).
“Michael Jackson is harmless interval,” the property claims within the lawsuit, arguing that he had a “longstanding contractual relationship” with the community since operating 1992′s Michael Jackson in Live performance in Bucharest: The Harmful Tour.
“Though [Wade] Robson and [James] Safechuck now declare to wish to communicate the reality publicly to assist out different ‘victims,’ their prior actions present in any other case,” the property provides of the documentary’s individuals.
The property is now searching for “damages proximately attributable to HBO’s reprehensible disparagement of Michael Jackson, which may exceed $100 million ought to HBO succeed within the injury it’s meaning to trigger the legacy of Michael Jackson.”
“HBO and the director have been nicely conscious of their monetary motives and that ample opposing info can be found from quite a few sources, however made the unconscionable choice to bury any proof casting doubt on their chosen narrative. Had they made an goal movie it could have allowed viewers to make up their very own minds about these allegations, as a substitute of getting a tv community dictate to them that they have to settle for these false claims about Michael Jackson,” mentioned lawyer for the property, Howard Weitzman.