/ 28 April 2021

Judge tosses Michael Jackson abuse suit

A Los Angeles court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit of Aussie choreographer Wade Robson, who claims mega pop star Michael Jackson sexually abused him as a child. Robson, one of 2 men who aired his allegations in the documentary Leaving Neverland in 2019, argued Jackson’s companies had a duty of care to protect him. Yesterday, the case was dismissed. “There is no evidence supporting plaintiff’s contention that [the] defendants exercised control over Jackson,” Judge Mark Young said. A similar case brought by co-accuser James Safechuck met the same fate in October last year. Robson and Safechuck’s lawyer Vince Finaldi said the ruling sets a “dangerous precedent” for children working in the entertainment industry and that he’ll challenge it in California’s Supreme Court. Jackson’s estate denies the allegations.

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