The two men who voted Michael Jacksons estate and was the subject of the gut-wrenching "Leaving Neverland" documentary … will have his day in court to press his sexual assault on the singer's estate.
As you may know … Wade Robson and James Safechuck MJ sued for sexual abuse, but their lawsuit was rejected in 2017 – partly because of the statute of limitations. Both men appealed their decisions and the cases are stuck in the Appeal Court … until now.
We have learned that California's appeals court just issued a preliminary ruling that would reverse the dismissal, because a new California law expanded the statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. That means Robson and Safechuck can have heard their case before a jury.
It's not a clear deal. As I said, the decision is tentative. Oral arguments are set for this week, and the justices could change, but usually the tentative decisions stand.
Now, MJ Estate has a number of other objections to claims, which will be dealt with by the trial.
Wade and James story broadcast on HBO in January, and their claims of molestation caused another move silent Michael Jackson and also brought his legacy. Jackson's family called "Leaving Neverland" an unfair "public lynching".
We reached out to representatives from MJ Estate and representatives of the alleged victims. They all had no comment.