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.