A judge has denied HBO's request to have a lawsuit brought by the Michael Jackson estate against the makers of the documentary Leaving Neverland thrown out of court.
The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music. There's been no rescinding honors like has happened to Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, or mass movements to stop playing Jackson's music, as R&B singer R. Kelly has faced. "He still commands prices compared to most any other celebrity," said Darren Julien, president and CEO of the Culver City, California-based Julien's Auctions.
UPDATED, 9:55 AM: A federal judge in the lawsuit against HBO over its documentary Leaving Neverland has denied the Michael Jackson estate's motion for immediate arbitration. The family had been trying to have the case be decided by the American Arbitration Association and to have it sent back to state court, but U.S. District Court Judge George […]