Michael Jackson fans have filed a lawsuit against the Leaving Neverland victims. And it’s a weird one.

The controversy surrounding the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland just won’t go away.

Three fan groups in France have sued Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two men in the doc who say they were abused by Jackson as children. The suit claims they were lying and are doing nothing but looking for fame and fortune.

This suit could only be filed in France because of the country’s unique defamation laws. In a nutshell, it’s illegal to sully the image of the dead. Such sullying creates emotional suffering. And when there’s suffering, there needs to be compensation.

But then there’s this: These fans are seeking damages of one euro from both Safechuck and Robson.

One euro. At today’s exchange rate, that’s CAD$1.47.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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