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John Branca, Jackson estate co-executor might sue 'Leaving Neverland' director Dan Reed

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Michael Jackson's documentary 'Leaving Neverland' that resurfaced allegations of sex abuse against the late pop star, has once again garnered attention after Jackson's estate co-executor hinted at an additional legal action taken against the documentary director,

estate co-executor was unclear about the grounds he had for the action, reported Billboard.

The panel discussion titled 'Trial by Media: Guilty Until Proven Innocent' which was presented at in Cambridge, had, John Branca, and Bryan Freedman, members of Jackson's legal team, as key participants.

The documentary tells the story of two men who met Jackson as children. They allege that the pop star sexually abused them. The attorneys uttered harsh words for the documentary and the and were focused on defending and restoring Jackson's reputation.

is already facing a lawsuit of USD 100 million filed in February by the estate. It was alleged that the network violated a clause in the 1992 agreement, by playing Jackson's concert film, 'Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour'.

A statement from an said, " is a proven, award-winning filmmaker and we have full confidence in his film."

Further, Branca told Billboard, " Those people made up a goddamn story because they wanted money and we will not allow that to go unchecked. It's that simple."

"Dan Reed's documentary is replete with inaccuracies, lies and stuff they knew not to be true. They should be ashamed of themselves," Branca said.

Branca added he understands that people would consider him biased for he has financial interests in Jackson's estate. After the died in 2009, his estate's wealth accrued under Branca.

"It's a fact I won't deny," Branca cleared and added that the fight to clear Jackson's name is more about fairness.

Branca said, "Hopefully the real truth will come out, other facts will come out and people will pay attention to both sides of the story."

"Michael is too big to fail," Branca concluded.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:58 IST
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