Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Supposedly Taking Legal Action Against Over ‘Leaving Neverland’
Michael Jackson’s household has actually made it clear that they are not pleased with the Leaving Neverland documentary, which is set to debut on HBO in March. They formerly slammed the motion picture’s developers, and now they have actually apparently chosen to take legal action versus the network: The Blast reports that Jackson’s estate has actually submitted a claim versus HBO.
Jackson’s estate argues that Jackson has a “longstanding legal relationship” with the network, which the movie breaches a non-disparagement provision. TMZ notes that this agreement was checked in 1992 when HBO aired Michael Jackson Reside In Show in Bucharest: The Dangerous Trip, which the non-disparagement provision checks out, “HBO will not make any disparaging remarks worrying Entertainer or any of his agents, representatives, or company practices or do any act that might damage or disparage or trigger to decrease in esteem the track record or public image of entertainer.”
The estate is looking for “damages proximately brought on by HBO’s remiss disparagement of Michael Jackson, which might surpass $100 million ought to HBO be successful in the damage it is meaning to trigger the tradition of Michael Jackson.”
Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman informed The Blast, “HBO breached its arrangement not to disparage Michael Jackson by producing and offering to the general public a one-sided marathon of unvetted propaganda to shamelessly make use of an innocent male no longer here to safeguard himself. HBO might have and must have guaranteed that Leaving Neverland was correctly sourced, truth examined and a reasonable and well balanced representation. Rather they selected to money and produce a movie where they understood the 2 topics had for several years affirmed under oath and informed household, pals and police that Mr. Jackson not did anything improper to either of them.”
Read our evaluation of Leaving Neverland here