Court Rules Michael Jackson’s Estate Can’t Be Sued For Sex Abuse Claims

April 27, 2021

By Selam Yohannis

This past Monday, an LA judge ruled that Wade Robson can’t hold MJJ Productions and Ventures financially liable. To recall, Robson accused Jackson of sexual abuse when he was a kid and sued his estate in 2013. 
The ruling also found that Jackson’s companies had “no legal ability” in controlling his actions. This was because he was the sole owner and could “ remove any and all of the board members without cause or notice.” 
Robson’s attorney stated that this ruling has “fatal flaws” and so will be appealing the decision made. 
The attorney states, “ If allowed to stand, the decision would set a dangerous precedent that would leave thousands of children working in the entertainment industry vulnerable to sexual abuse by persons in places of power. The children of our state deserve protection, and we will not stop fighting until we insure that every child is safe."
On the other side estate lawyers of the late singer say the accusations are “frivolous.” 
Jackson’s estate lawyers state, “Robson has taken nearly three dozen depositions and inspected and presented hundreds of thousands of documents trying to prove his claims, yet a Judge has once again ruled that Robson's claims have no merit whatsoever, that no trial is necessary, and that his latest case is dismissed.”
A family member of Jackson tweeted, “ We've been ridiculed, vilified and marginalized. Yet we still stood strong and never wavered. We withstood all peer and public pressure, because we knew the truth. Armed with passion and the facts, we never backed down. All for MJ. I'm so proud of us."