Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO for $100 Million Over “Leaving Neverland”

Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO for $100 Million Over “Leaving Neverland”

By Vicki L. Miller

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HBO is getting all the smoke from the Jackson family. The Michael Jackson estate has just sued HBO over the upcoming documentary, “Leaving Neverland.” The estate says the network screwed them over after promising not to take shots at Michael, which they clearly did.

The estate alleges that HBO signed a contract that included a non-disparalgment agreement with Jackson in 1992 when the network aired “Michael Jackson Live in Concert in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour.” The agreement reads, “HBO shall not make any disparaging remarks concerning Performer or any of his representatives, agents, or business practices or do any act that may harm or disparage or cause to lower in esteem the reputation or public image of performer.”

In the documentary, two men who hung around Michael when they were young boys, claimed to be sexually molested by the singer. The family says the two men testified under oath that no molestation occurred.

HBO has not yet responded.

Written by Clarke Jones