Michael Jackson fans sue alleged sexual abuse victims Wade Robson and James Safechuck
Michael Jackson fans are suing the two men who made allegations of sexual abuse against the star in the Leaving Neverland documentary which aired earlier this year.
The Michel Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On The Line fan groups accuse Wade Robson and James Safechuck of defamation and “sullying” the singer’s image.
Damages are being sought in Orleans, northern France, where defamation laws differ to those in the US and UK as they extend beyond death.
The fans’ lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, likened Mr Robson’s and Mr Safechuck’s allegations to a “genuine lynching” of Jackson, who died in 2009, aged 50.
They are seeking symbolic damages of one euro (90p) each.
Mr Robson and Mr Safechuck were not in court and have not instructed lawyers to represent them.
Speaking on camera in Leaving Neverland, the two men described in graphic detail how they were befriended by Jackson and allegedly abused from the ages of seven and 10 in the early 1990s……..read more
Source: Sky News