The heirs of the king of pop won an appeal against the TV channel for broadcasting the scandalous picture Leaving Neverland.
Michael Jackson's relatives have won a lawsuit against HBO and will receive $100 million in an appeal due to the documentary Leaving Neverland, in which the musician was accused of pedophilia. This was reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The singer's family insisted that in 1992 HBO received exclusive rights to screen Jackson's film The Dangerous Tour, pledging for 27 years not to broadcast any material defaming the artist's reputation.
However, in 2019, the channel showed Dan Reed's scandalous picture Leaving Neverland, in which two men talk about Jackson's childhood abuse.
HBO insisted that these terms of the contract had nothing to do with the current situation.
As a result, the court ruled that the agreements spelled out in 1992 were reached by mutual agreement and are in force to this day, although 28 years have passed.
HBO has not yet commented on the court's decision.
We will remind you, Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 at the age of 50. The cause of death was an injection of anesthetic given by his personal physician, Konrad Murray.