Judge Rules In Favor Of Michael Jackson Estate In HBO Doc Dispute

Published: Thursday 19th Sep 2019 by Sam

Michael Jackson‘s Estate scored an early victory in their legal showdown with HBO over what they’ve called a “mockumentary” aimed at damaging the King Of Pop’s name.

Details below…

MJ’s team have claimed that, beyond being rooted in fictitious claims by accusers who have defended the deceased star in the past, ‘Leaving Neverland’ fundamentally violated an enduring “non disparagement” agreement the network signed with the singer as part of their ‘Dangerous Tour’ broadcast rights.

Lawyers for HBO moved to dismiss the Estate’s case against them on the merit of California’s anti-SLAPP statute, which discourages frivolous litigation intended to chill speech on issues of public interest.

But, per Variety, Judge George Wu disagreed and in a tentative ruling he concluded that the statute does not apply to requests for arbitration. He is expected to make the ruling final by the month’s end.

Still, it looks like there’s more legal wrangling to come; a reality Wu acknowledged when relaying that whoever comes out on the lesser end is likely to appeal:

“You’re a big company, they’re a wealthy estate. It’s a clash of the titans.”

Stay tuned.

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  1. Dee September 19, 2019

    Great news these liars just won an Emmy for their lies. Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see the lies

  2. Lana Bey Fan September 19, 2019

    They need to strip them of their Emmy, and pay the estate some money.

  3. 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 September 19, 2019

    Amen.

  4. Fancy BISH September 19, 2019

    “Those fools will NOT drag my baby’s name through the mud. Not on my watch.” -Katherine Jackson 😂

    • I hate black n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** September 19, 2019

      just like with Whitney Houston how they keep believing her legacy a woman who was addicted to drugs a crack addict who killed herself.

      When they all snort cocaine. But they want to leave her legacy as a cocaine addict so 20 or 30 years from now when they research her name when we are all dead they will say that she was nothing but a crack addict…..

      Whitney Houston was a phenomenal singer there was nobody who can sing better than Whitney Houston as she was the most beautiful singer in the industry….a triple threat who is blessed by God the first song she sung was the song for God…

      F*** you motherfukers ….

      • I hate black n whyte all of you. Y’all just not s*** September 19, 2019

        They don’t do that with that n***** b**** Mariah Carey…

        they keep kissing her ass when she’s nothing but a drug addict who’s laid up with multiple men ended up in a mental facility… … Phony ass b**** writing all these love songs but can’t keep a man. Whitney Houston will always be a better wife singer and mother even dead..

      • Fancy BISH September 19, 2019

        “…a triple threat who is blessed by God, the first song she sung was the song for God.”
        This! ✅ 😭😇

      • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 September 19, 2019

        Mariah Carey is not a ho. Men have to wife her to get the cookies and when she is single she keeps a loyal f..uck boy around which is not ho-ish because aint like he f..ucking her. That is just arm candy when she go out in public. Yeah MC is crazy and gets her drink and smoke on but who doesn’t?

  5. Tyty September 19, 2019

    That fraud Oprah, HBO and the accusers disgust me… nothing will tarnish the King of pop name. Micheal Jackson chase the truth debunks any of the made bs by these money hungry freaks. This was literally an orchestrated attack on Mj legacy but the top elites in Hollywood. A black man will always be the king of pop and have the highest selling album of all time.

    • Lydia Lillico September 20, 2019

      Truth 💯

  6. Lmfao_Hoe September 19, 2019

    No MJ slander will be tolerated period ! Now HBO about to get what’s coming to them and hope the estate doesn’t SETTLE f*** that get what’s rightful to Michael’s legacy & hopefully that director Is asked to return his Emmy too. “ When you do clownery “ – Monique 💯💯

  7. Lmfao_Hoe September 19, 2019

    It’s crazy how he was proven innocent long before his death and the truth is available online without being tempered with by the courts documents, depositions, FBI and Child protection investigations, ect and still these assholes wanted to create fiction to ruin MJ legacy all over MONEY

  8. MJsButterflyGirl September 19, 2019

    It only takes a few mins to do the research to verify that this disgusting mocumentary is nothing but a vehicle to slander & try to destroy an innocent dead man.

    But you can’t destroy someone who’s humanitarian & philanthropy works are know, WORLD WIDE! MJs mission was to bring people together to heal the world, heal each other, & live a life as Jesus did. But that’s the problem for some. The elites in Pedowood can’t STAND to see a man of colour be as successful, generous, & loving TO ALL PEOPLE …while he beat the pants off of everyone else in the music industry!😉
    MJ couldn’t help it if he’s a NATURAL GENIUS! 😃
    There’s nothing like JEALOUSY that can drive a wicked mind & soul to strive to slander someone at all cost. Add the sick mentally of the NAMBLA mindset, & you have a vicious, satanic group, that’s out for innocent blood. But evil can’t & will not win, as TRUTH WILL PREVAIL! ✊🏼
    #LeavingNeverlandIsAFraud
    #LyingWade&UpchuckAreSickos
    #MJIsInnocent

    • Lydia Lillico September 20, 2019

      Yep

  9. Patricia D mcclodden September 20, 2019

    I believe they’re lying, if all this happened as they claimed it did, why didn’t they try to sue him when he was alive do he could defend himself!!! It’s all behind being broke and greedy, so they figure they can get blood out of a turnip, leave Micheal Jackson alone, I’m d*** of you people accusing him of this crap. I’m praying for you all🙏🙏🙏💖He was a man that loved people and help people. Think of how you’re hurting his mother, his children, his family, they don’t deserve this, it’s really a shame. You will reap what you sow-Galations 6:7-9.

  10. Ronella Dunsing September 20, 2019

    Good .sad they can not leave the man alone.this is about the fame and money.period

  11. Ronella Dunsing September 20, 2019

    Good .sad they can not leave the man alone.this is about the fame and money.period he has children and family still living having to listen to this crap.

  12. Ronella Dunsing September 20, 2019

    His children needs to sue for the crap their having to go thru too.

  13. Hess September 20, 2019

    If one of the hijackers had just showed up in the ER with cutaneous anthrax, which would not be “skin irritation “ or a single lesion and not been diagnosed and aggressively treated he would probably have died… Read more <===

  14. King September 20, 2019

    That perverts legacy is already destroyed and the film only helped! Good riddance!

  15. Costa September 20, 2019

    GO ESTATE!! GO GO GO !

  16. Sioux Enzminger September 20, 2019

    God this makes me miss him so much. I’m sure Janet charishes these memories with her brother. They were great together!

  17. Lya September 21, 2019

    GOD’S GREAT BLESSINGS to Judge WU
    💘

  18. Maxx September 21, 2019

    Thanks to the judge for seeing the foolery as it is. At least give the family some peace & a right to fight back. Anyone who believed this crap these money hungry people are trying to pull have their own agenda as well trust me & that includes that old white wanna be Oprah…can’t stand her for actually being a part of this dumb crap. I would have thought she was smarter than that, but this just goes to show how self hating she is & how much she wish she was a freakin white person. You don’t see her doing an interview with the Harvey Weinstein accusers……can’t stand her.

  19. Lula Mcpherson September 26, 2019

    I feel they was trying to destroy his image and they knew that he was a very fragile and it hurts his family ..his mother who is elderly ..its hurts his kids.. especially his daughter Paris..who is very. much still in pain for the loose of her only parent that she was close to…it saddened me because for money and rating you cant try to destroy a Dynasty that Catherine and Joe Jackson built…we all still love the Jackson Family .we mis Micheal..but maybe tomorrow…i dont know how many stars their are up in the heavenly sky i only know my heaven is here on eatth each time you look into my eyes…..youre all i need to get by no ome else can make me cry the way you do baby…

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