James Safechuck tried to to revive his 2014 lawsuit against Michael Jackson companies, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures Inc after Gov. Gavin Newsom extended the statute of limitations for alleged victims. However, a judge dismissed the lawsuit citing lack of evidence.
Safechuck filed suit against the companies after alleging Michael Jackson molested him as a kid on set. The Leaving Neverland participant claimed that MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures Inc. should have watched Michael Jackson’s behavior and kept him safe.
The judge ruled that Michael Jackson was the owner and sole shareholder of both companies so none of the employees had the power to manage Jackson or tell him what to do. The judge also said that Safechuck presented no new evidence before dismissing the case.
“Young Jimmy Safechuck was employed by this company and was entertaining with Michael Jackson,” said Vince Finaldi, Safechuck’s attorney. “The notion that this company and its employees would not have duty to protect him and keep him safe is ludicrous. His ruling turns California law on its face. We are going back to court of appeal and we are going to win this thing.”