A judge in the state of California has dismissed the lawsuit brought by James Safechuck, one of the men accusing Michael Jackson of sexual assault. Safechuck had sued Jackson companies because he believed they had a responsibility to do something about the alleged abuse. According to the judge, it has not been sufficiently demonstrated that the employees had anything to say about the behavior of the singer, ‘TMZ’ reports.
Safechuck, one of the men from the Leaving Neverland abuse document , sued companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures Inc. already in 2014. The case was then dismissed because the alleged abuse had already taken place in the 1990s and the case was therefore barred. When a new law came into effect in California at the beginning of this year that extended the statute of limitations, Safechuck again went to court.
He believes the companies were legally obliged to intervene and protect him from the King of Pop. However, the judge ruled that there is no evidence that the companies bore responsibility to Jackson because he was its owner and sole shareholder. Safechuck can still appeal against the decision.
Safechuck is one of the men who says Jackson abused him at a minor age. He often speaks in the documentary Leaving Neverland. That HBO film caused quite a stir last year. For example, several radio stations decided to stop playing Jackson’s music and artworks by the singer were removed from various museums.