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Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO For $100 Million Over Leaving Neverland

February 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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HBO has been hit with a $100 million lawsuit over the planned premiere of the Michael Jackson docuseries Leaving Neverland. TMZ reports that the Estate has sued claiming that HBO signed a contract including a non-disparagement agreement in 1992.

According to the suit, the agreement prevented HBO from “make[ing] any disparaging remarks concerning Performer or any of his representatives, agents, or business practices or do any act that may harm or disparage or cause to lower in esteem the reputation or public image of performer.”

HBO, who will premiere the docuseries next month, told TMZ, “Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged. HBO will move forward with the airing of LEAVING NEVERLAND, the two-part documentary, on March 3rd and 4th.”