Michael Jackson Accusers Featured In “Leaving Neverland” To Continue Sexual Abuse Charges Against His Estate
The men who starred in the controversial “Leaving Neverland” documentary on HBO earlier this year are now planning to take legal action against Michael Jackson’s estate.
Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who told documentary host Oprah Winfrey that Michael Jackson sexually assaulted them when they were boys, are taking things a step further. After their sexual abuse lawsuits were dismissed in 2017, partially because of statute of limitation laws, they appealed and the cases have been in an appellate court since then.
Now, the California Court of Appeal reversed the previous dismissals thanks to a new law in the state that lengthens the statute of limitations when it comes to child abuse cases like Wade Robson’s and James Safechuck’s.
The reversal is temporary for now, and both sides are scheduled to make their verbal arguments this week. The judges could potentially not want to reverse the dismissal, but only time will tell.
Wade Robson has since posted a cryptic message on his Instagram page.
Interestingly enough, he also spoke out after comedian Dave Chappelle laughed off his accusations against Jackson on his newest Netflix special Sticks and Stones. Chappelle said,
“If somebody come up to me like, ‘Dave, Dave, Chris Brown just beat up Rihanna!’ I’d be like, ‘Well, what did she do?’ ‘Dave! Michael Jackson was molesting children!’ Well, what were those kids wearing at the time?’”
“But you know what, even if he did do it … it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives. But it wasn’t no Michael Jackson, was it?”
See Robson’s response below.
Either way, it looks like Wade Robson and James Safechuck will get their day in court.
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