Jackson Estate Looks To Arbitrate HBO's 'Neverland' Dispute
By Lauren Berg (April 16, 2019, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Michael Jackson's estate asked a California federal judge Monday to send to arbitration claims that HBO breached a contract with the late singer's estate when it used concert footage of Jackson in "Leaving Neverland," a documentary the estate says "disparages" the singer with accusations of child sexual abuse.
Jackson's estate asserts that it entered into an agreement with HBO in which the cable giant would be granted exclusive access to footage from one of the singer's concerts on the Dangerous World Tour in exchange for both monetary and non-monetary considerations, including a covenant by HBO not to "disparage" Jackson.
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