Michael Jackson Lawsuits Can Be Revived, US Courts Ruled
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A US judge has ruled in favor of two adult men who say Michael Jackson sexually molested them when they were kids. Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who are both in their 40s, have been granted permission by the court to continue their legal actions against Jackson-related firms.
His affairs were handled by these corporations. Jackson allegedly mistreated Robson and Safechuck while they were children, and according to them, the businesses ought to have taken precautions to safeguard them.
Despite the allegations, Jackson’s attorneys insist that he is innocent. At Jackson’s Neverland ranch, according to Robson and Safechuck, the abuse occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Leaving Neverland documentary, which was released in 2019, has a focus on these accusations. Jackson’s family had significant responses to the film.
Appeals Court Breaks New Ground
Previously, a judge in Los Angeles had dismissed the possibility of Safechuck suing Jackson’s businesses, arguing that the businesses didn’t have a legal obligation to ensure his safety. A similar ruling was made in the case of Robson. However, a California appeals court has now disagreed with these rulings.
The appeals court stated that a company associated with an individual who commits child abuse cannot evade its duty to safeguard children just because the abuser is the sole owner of the company. The court has therefore reversed the previous decisions in favor of the companies.
The court overruled prior “incorrect rulings in these cases, which were contrary to California law and would have set a dangerous precedent that endangered children,” according to Vince Finaldi, an attorney representing Mr. Safechuck and Mr. Robson.
The charges, according to Jackson’s estate attorney Jonathan Steinsapir, are “contrary to all credible evidence and independent corroboration,” and added, Jackson is innocent.