Earlier this year, Michael Jackson was put under fire once again for decades long rumors of being a child molester. This time around the allegations put forth came from men who defended Michael Jackson in 2005 court case that eventually exonerated him. There were many topics and debates surrounding the documentary “Leaving Neverland“, but now a documentary has been released showing the aftermath of this documentary.
It’s the definitive look into the Documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’. The Aftermath of all the facts and stories come to light post airing of the series on HBO.
4 hours of the original documentary compressed and researched.
*Scott Ross is a Private Investigator for Michael Jackson’s Attorney in 2005*
Once again, it will be up to the viewer to decide where the truth lies as this collection of information will once again bring reproach on the film maker Dan Reed and the participants in the documentary entitled “Leaving Neverland”.
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Ahead of the release of Leaving Neverland, the Michael Jackson Estate filed a lawsuit against HBO, asking for US$100 million.
It is now two months after the documentary’s premiere and the two parties are still battling it out in court.
According to Variety, HBO is “immune from a defamation claim,” as Jackson died a decade ago. They are now making claims that the breach of contract is not valid.
The supposedly “breached” deal in question dates back to 1992. It allowed HBO to air Michael Jackson in Concert in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour and included language that the channel would not disparage the singer at any future point.
According to HBO attorneys Daniel Petrocelli and Theodore Boutrous, HBO’s contract with Jackson expired once the company fulfilled its obligations of airing the 1992 concert film.
Jackson was never once disparaged in the time HBO aired the concert film, they argue. The last time it aired through their network was in Oct. 1992 — which the lawyers suggested would have marked the official end of their deal.
However, the Jackson estate never clarified how long the singer would be protected from HBO through the decades-old non-disparagement clause.
“The vague and over-broad interpretation of the non-disparagement sentence that petitioners urge this court to adopt would, if accepted, violate HBO’s First Amendment right to distribute expressive content on an issue of public concern,” argued the lawyers.
Read More about this ongoing legal battle here.