10.24.2020

'Leaving Neverland' Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Lawsuit Dismissed

'Leaving Neverland' Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Lawsuit Dismissed Photo Courtesy HBO

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young on Tuesday found that James Safechuck, 42, could not sue the two corporations Jackson owned that are named as defendants in the lawsuit, MJJ Productions Inc. and MJJ Ventures Inc.

Young said Safechuck's lawsuit had not demonstrated that he had a relationship with the corporations that would have required them to protect him from Jackson.

Email messages seeking comment from both sides were not immediately returned.

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