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    Default French Michael Jackson fans sue Leavng Neverland Accusers

    5th July 2019

    French Michael Jackson fans sue Leaving Neverland accusers

    Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France have launched legal proceedings against the men who accused the late star of abusing them in a documentary.

    The claims of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who both say they were sexually abused by Jackson as children, formed the basis of HBO's Leaving Neverland.

    The Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street and On the Line groups sued the men in Orleans, northern France.

    Unlike the UK and US, French defamation laws extend libel beyond death.

    According to Reuters, the court said a judgment would be delivered on 4 October.

    In Leaving Neverland, directed by British filmmaker Dan Reed, both Safechuck and Robson say they were befriended by the late singer in the 1990s and were showered with gifts and affection before the sexual abuse began.

    Following the documentary, which was broadcast on the M6 channel in France, some radio stations stopped playing his music and fashion brand Louis Vuitton removed Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection.

    The fans' lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, said the allegations - broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 - amounted to a "genuine lynching" of Jackson, who died in 2009.

    The fan groups are seeking symbolic damages of one euro (90p) each.

    In 2014, Mr Ludot represented the Michael Jackson Community when they won nominal damages of one euro from the pop star's private doctor, Conrad Murray, for his part in Jackson's death.

    "In France you cannot sully the image of the dead," Mr Ludot said. "There's moral and emotional suffering. And when there's suffering, there's compensation. It's very simple."

    The proceedings have been welcomed by Michael Jackson's estate.

    In a statement reported in the New York Post, it said it was "in full support of Mr Ludot's efforts on behalf of Michael and his beloved fans in France and across the globe that the truth shall ultimately prevail".

    The estate hoped, it said, that "a victory in France will soon fuel a movement in the United States to finally explore changes in the law to afford defamation protection for the deceased".

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    (From fans on Twitter).

    The hearing of the trial of the 3 French associations against J. Safechuck and W. Robson in Orleans is postponed until December 5th 2019.
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    Default Re: French Michael Jackson fans sue Leavng Neverland Accusers

    Some more details:

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    December 5th is almost here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    December 5th is almost here.
    I'm very interested to know the outcome of this.

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    What is the situation in this case? Will R&S have to actually show up in France tomorrow?
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    I doubt they will, but if they were, they'll be facing the fellow French fans anger towards em'.
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    Postponed until March 17th.



    Can someone who actually knows French explain the reasons? Google Translate doesn’t give a very good result for that article.
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    Default Re: French Michael Jackson fans sue Leavng Neverland Accusers

    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    Postponed until March 17th.



    Can someone who actually knows French explain the reasons? Google Translate doesn’t give a very good result for that article.
    why is everything postponed, really starting to annoy me now

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    OH COME ON! If these b@$^@#%$ didn't show up, make them cough up the $$$ and give the fellow French fans a win and get it over with. Stop postponing the hearing, like are you trying to agitate us!?
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    Default Re: French Michael Jackson fans sue Leavng Neverland Accusers

    Apparently the reason are the strikes that are currently going on in France.

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    Of course Robson wasn't located. Why? Because he's a COWARD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoP View Post
    Of course Robson wasn't located. Why? Because he's a COWARD!
    That was the reason the last time they postponed it. This time around it’s the general strike in France.



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    Default Re: French Michael Jackson fans sue Leavng Neverland Accusers

    Quote Originally Posted by PoP View Post
    Of course Robson wasn't located. Why? Because he's a COWARD!
    As far as I understand Wade is located in Hawaii. He has some sort of dance class ”Groove with Wade” which isn’t going so well. Not many viewers https://mobile.twitter.com/JuliaBerk...027136/photo/1 . Inguess the general strike in France means there was no hearing.

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