A California judge dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson. James Safechuck and another man appeared in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” where they stated the late-Michael Jackson molested them.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young ruled that Safechuck, 42, cannot sue the two companies Jackson owned. Both MJJ Productions Inc. and MJJ Ventures Inc. were listed as the defendants who Safechuck accused in the lawsuit.
Furthermore, Young said Safechuck’s case does not show that he had a relationship with the companies that would have required them to protect him from Jackson.
“We are pleased that the court has dismissed Mr. Safechuck’s case by deciding that it had no grounds to bring such a lawsuit,” attorneys for Jackson’s estate, Howard Weitzman and Jonathan Steinsapir said in a statement.
This is now the second time Safechuck’s case has been dismissed. He first filed the lawsuit filed in 2013. However, a judge threw it out in 2017. But, earlier this year, Safechuck had his case revived in an appeals court following Governor Gavin Newsom’s new law. The California governor signed a new law giving victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue the accused.
Wade Robson, who also was on “Leaving Netherland“, had his suit revived also in an appeals court. At the moment, his case is still active and has not been thrown out.