Michael Jackson fan clubs are suing two men featured in the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary for allegedly tarnishing the late singer's image.
Three separate organisations for fans of the 'Thriller' hit maker, who passed away in 2009, in France have hired a lawyer to put forward a case against the men featured in the HBO documentary, in which the alleged Michael had sexually abused them after befriending them as children.
According to MailOnline, the three French fan clubs, the "Michael Jackson Community", the "MJ Street", and "On The Line", entered documents accusing the men of sullying the pop-star's image at a court in Orleans last week, with the help of lawyer Emmanuel Ludot.
Under French law, sullying the image of a dead person is a criminal offence, unlike in Britain or America where libel and defamation laws do not offer this protection.
The fan clubs claim the allegations against the "Billie Jean" singer are "extremely serious" and "a genuine lynching" of his character.