Film Fridays – Michael Jackson’s estate files $100m lawsuit against HBO over documentary film
The estate of Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit on Thursday against HBO saying that its documentary about allegations of child sex abuse by the late singer breached a previous agreement by the cable channel not to disparage him.
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, said HBO could owe more than $100 million in damages for what the estate called the network’s “reprehensible disparagement” of the “Thriller” singer in the documentary.
Documentary “Leaving Neverland” is due to be broadcast on AT&T owned HBO on March 3 and 4 after a world premiere at the Sundance film festival last month.
– Excerpt from an article for Reuters. Find the full article here.
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