A California judge dismissed, without room to amend, James Safechuck’s claim against Michael Jackson’s corporations. Safechuck, along with Wade Robson, alleged that Michael Jackson’s companies MJJ Ventures and MJJ Productions were responsible for the “most sophisticated child sex abuse operation in history”. Robson and Safechuck are essentially arguing that these companies were formed solely to procure children for Michael Jackson to abuse, and are now seeking financial compensation (of undisclosed numbers) for negligence and inflicted emotional distress. Their attempts to collect financial compensation (despite apparently not wanting money for Leaving Neverland) from the Michael Jackson Estate is what film director Dan Reed says they consider “justice”. However, after 7+ years of claims, not a single corroborating witness has been found to substantiate the claims of Robson or Safechuck.
Their initial cases targeted the Michael Jackson Estate, with Robson arguing that he waited so long to file his lawsuit because he did not know he could sue the Michael Jackson estate. In that case, the judge ruled that “no rational fact-finder could possibly believe” Robson’s sworn statement. The next cases, then targeting MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, were again dismissed in 2017.
In his recently amended complaint, Judge Young determined that the claims against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures have not been adequately argued and that Jackson’s corporations could not be held responsible for the alleged actions of Michael Jackson himself. It is Safechuck’s third time being dismissed by a California court. It is also the second judge to review their cases and rule a dismissal. Wade Robson, whose claims and arguments are almost identical to Safechuck, is likely to be dismissed as well. Both men have continuously added to their claims over the years, even though corroborating witnesses and evidence have consistently failed to materialize.
However, even after seven long years of failed litigation, Vince Finaldi (Safechuck and Robson’s lawyer) is likely to file yet another appeal on Safechuck’s behalf. Though Leaving Neverland brought more public attention to James Safechuck and Wade Robson, it has failed to give their claims anymore leeway through the court system as they’d hoped. It is likely, however, that both men will continue to exhaust their options in their quest for financial compensation.
Credit to @MJJRespository on Twitter for court updates and coverage.
Read the final ruling here: https://mjjr.net/docs/2020-10-20-Final-Ruling-Safechuck-Demurrer.pdf
TJ Jackson dropped his latest hot new Lo Fi and Chill Hop vibed new single "Damaged"! Now available on your favorite streaming platform!
TJ Jackson did a special Instagram Live on 219 September to celebrate the One Year Anniversary of his debut single "Insomnia" in which he announced the limited edition vinyl release of the single (available at tjjackson.com). TJ also announced the title for his next single which is "Damaged" set for release on 9 October 2020, followed by his second solo EP (also) titled Damaged a month later early November 2020. TJ will be revealing the single cover as well as the track titles of the other two songs to be featured on the EP besides "Last Night", "Senseless Drama" and "Damaged" in his newsletter so make sure you subscribe to his mailinglist at tjjackson.com.
Taryll Jackson has announced to release his next single titled "Make It Right" on October 1st.
TJ Jackson released the official music video to his song "#1 Fan"! The caption in the video reads:
"I will forever be grateful to my fans. The energy, love and support I get from you all is something I will always appreciate and I promise to never take for granted. Stay safe and spread love...always! Big thank you to all the fans who contributed to the video. Your love and support will always be appreciated."
"Great Protest Songs Can't Get Old, Stale Or Nonrelevant Because The Struggle Still Continues. That's Why THEY DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT US IS The Anthem During This Chaotic, Pandemic World We Are All Living In. To Celebrate Michael Jackson's Born Day, The THEY DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT US 2020 Short Film was made by The Estate and Spike Lee To Continue The Struggle For Equality For All.
TJ Jackson announced that his next single "Senseless Drama" will be available on all streaming platforms on August 14th. On August 20th, Bandsintown Meet & Greet presents a VIP virtual listening party live from the studio in Nashville celebrating the release of TJ’s new single, “Senseless Drama!” Join TJ and other members of his fan community as we discuss the process behind the song. You’ll even have the opportunity to ask him a question about his writing process or how one of your favorite songs came to be!
TJ Jackson has relased the acoustic version of his curernt single "Last Night" exclusively to members and new subscribers to his mailinglist at tjjacksonmusic.com so make sure to subscribe and if you already were, you've received an email with instructions to grab "Last Night" (Acoustic)! Enjoy!
Paris Jackson is following in her father's famous foot steps in her own way. In 2018, Paris started to form a band with Gabriel Glenn called The Soundflowers who made their stage debut during Canyon Sessions on June 25th and August 11th. Two years later, 2020 Paris Jackson now makes her singing debut as P.K. Dragonly with Gabriel Glenn as The Sounflowers. They released their debut EP on 23 June of 2020 with music that is described as: Original music from a SoCal folk band just tryna do the damn thing.
The Soundflowers' beginnings are set to be documented in the upcoming Facebook Watch program Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn. Fans can pre-add the project on various streaming platforms here.
Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn, is set to premiere on the platform at 6 a.m. ET, and will air every following Tuesday during the same time frame. This program is produced by Jeff Jenkins Productions, helmed by the titular Jenkins who has worked on successful non-scripted celebrity series such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs, I Am Cait and Total Divas. According to the company’s website, both Netflix and Facebook Watch are credited as clients.
This series is set to explore the group’s music, alongside Jackson’s own personal life including her spirituality, sexuality and family life.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Michael Jackson has the #1 certified album of all time by a solo artist. Thriller on Epic Records is 33X multi-Platinum and this is the second highest certified album in history (second highest in the United States, Thriller remains the highest certificed album worldwide).
3T are celebrating the birthday of Lionel Richie by premiering on YouTube for the first time ever a new HD version of the music video to “Stuck On You” on Saturday June 20, 2020 at 10:50am PST (7.50pm CET) on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/3tworld.