Accusers can sue Jackson’s firms

Accusers can sue Jackson’s firms

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 19, 1996 US pop star Michael Jackson waves to photographers during a press conference in Paris. - Brussels has decided against decorating its iconic Manneken-Pis statue in a Michael Jackson costume as planned for

Two men featured in a 2019 documentary alleging sexual abuse by Michael Jackson were given the go-ahead on Friday to pursue claims against two of the late singer’s companies.

A California appeals court ruled that Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who appeared in “Leaving Neverland,” could pursue their claims because of a change in California law.

Robson and Safechuck say they were befriended by Jackson and were abused by him from the ages of 7 and 10 in the 1990s. Jackson died in 2009 but the singer’s family has denied the claims and described “Leaving Neverland” as a “public lynching.” Jackson was acquitted at a 2005 trial on charges of molesting a different, 13-year-old, boy.

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