A New California Law Puts Michael Jackson Estate at Risk to be Sued
Written by Nikki Jae on January 4, 2020
James Safechuck and Wade Robson alleged that they were sexually abused by the late Michael Jackson. Safechuck filed his lawsuit in 2014 at the age of 36, and Robson filed in 2013 to sue MJJ Productions Inc. and MJJ Ventures Inc. However, both cases were tossed due to a California law which indicated that such claims had to be filed prior to the plaintiff’s 26th birthday.
Fast-forward to January 1, 2020, the California 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the previous ruling that prohibited Safechuck and Robinson from suing Jackson’s entities. The updated California law extended the statute of limitations which allows claims of childhood sexual abuse against third-party non-perpetrators to be filed up until the victim’s 40th birthday.