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Michael Jackson's Accusers Get Huge Break In Sexual Assault Cases

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By Mike Walters

The "Leaving Neverland" subjects Wade Robson and James Safechuck have just scored a big legal victory after the California appeals court has given them the right to sue Michael Jackson's companies for alleged sexual assault involving MJ.

In an appeals court decision, filed today, the court is sending the issue of suing MJ's companies back to the trial court where it will have to be worked out in that venue.

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In the past, the trial judge threw out the cases of Wade Robson and James Safechuck against MJ's estate because they waited too long to file their lawsuits. The statute of limitations had run out...according to the law.

Under the California law, the statute of limitations required them to file their claims before they turned 26 years old. By the time a lawsuit was filed, Robson was 30 and Safechuck was 36.

But, a new law has just taken effect on January 1, 2020, which will allow sexual abuse victims to sue until the age of 40. The law itself was brought forth and defended by victims involving Priests in the catholic church.

Going After MJ's Companies...

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The key now, in this case, is the men can go after Michael Jackson's companies, and try to prove people involved with the company knew what was going on with Jackson and allowed it to continue. Robson has claimed that several employees of the companies set up meetings and enabled MJ to commit some of the alleged acts.

Vince Finaldi, attorney for Wade Robson and James Safechuck, tells The Blast, "We are very happy that the appellate court affirmed the very strong protections CA has for sexual abuse victims as well as the lengthened time period within which they can bring claims. We look forward to continuing the litigation and proving these cases to a jury."

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The Jackson's Estate's attorney Howard Weitzman is confident the court will dismiss the claims just like they have already done in the past.

"Contrary to reports, the Court of Appeal did NOT revive the lawsuits by Mr. Robson and Mr. Safechuck against the Estate of Michael Jackson. Both of those lawsuits were dismissed in 2016 and the judgments in favor of the Estate and against Mr. Robson and Mr. Safechuck remain FINAL. Both men admitted in those cases that they committed perjury. The Court of Appeal’s ruling merely revived lawsuits against Michael Jackson’s companies, which absurdly claim that Michael’s employees are somehow responsible for sexual abuse that never happened. The ruling was the result of a change in the law signed by Governor Newsom that extends the time for genuine victims to file claims. The Court of Appeal specifically did not address the truth of these false allegations, and we are confident that both lawsuits will be dismissed and that Michael Jackson will be vindicated once again." Weitzman said.

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