The Wade Robson’s abuse suit against Michael Jackson’s business estate have been going on for a long time, and now a new development has come forth. The estate has convinced an L.A judge that they’re not liable to being sued by Robson for accusations that were mainly against the late popstar.
However, it seems like the legal battle may not be ending soon since Robson’s legal team has already made plans to appealing against the decision and take the fight to the California Supreme Court if it becomes necessary.
According to the judge Mark A. Young’s tentative ruling, the businesses were not in any association with Robson and had no ways of influencing or manipulating the behavior of Michael Jackson in any way.
There is no evidence supporting Plaintiff’s contention that Defendants exercised control over Jackson. The evidence further demonstrates that Defendants had no legal ability to control Jackson, because Jackson had complete and total ownership of the corporate defendants. Without control, there is no special relationship or duty that exists between Defendants and Plaintiff. In addition, there is no evidence of misfeasance by Defendants.
Robson first sued Jackson’s estate in 2013 with the claim that the popstar had continuously sexually abused him for nearly a decade, and that MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures were the companies which made it happen.[Via]