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Sexual Misconduct Case Against Michael Jackson Thrown Out

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A lawsuit brought by one of two men who claim the late pop icon Michael Jackson molested them as boys, has been dismissed.

According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young ruled that two companies that the late Jackson owned — MJJ Productions Inc., and MJJ Ventures Inc — could not be sued in the suit brough by James Safechuck.

Safechuck, who is 42, and Wade Robson, both alleged that they were molested children by Michael Jackson in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.”

“We are pleased that the court dismissed Mr. Safechuck’s case by ruling that he had no grounds to pursue such a lawsuit,” Jackson estate attorneys Howard Weitzman and Jonathan Steinsapir said in a statement.

Safechuck’s case, which was originally filed in 2013, was previously thrown out but revived by an appeals court earlier this year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law expanding the window to file lawsuits related to historical sexual abuse cases.

Both Michael Jackson, while he was alive, and his estate have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against the former King of Pop.

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