Taj Jackson startet Crowdfunding Campagne, um einen Dokumentarfilm über Michael zu machen!

  • The lawsuit between HBO and the Michael Jackson Estate has been delayed of 60 days due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

    The California’s chief of Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye made a statement on Monday that all courthouses will be cut accesses to allow the social distancing to fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.

    Therefore there will be a 60 day delay for all courts in California’s 58 counties.

    To be continued…

    SOURCE: Los Angeles Time/MJVIBE

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    Doc Makers Dan Reed & Nick Broomfield Threaten Legal Action As Their Films Feature In Kew Media Fire Sale

    EXCLUSIVE: Two of the UK’s best-known documentary makers, Dan Reed and Nick Broomfield, are locked in an increasingly ugly dispute with the collapsed Kew Media Group over the international rights to their biggest films.

    Kew Media Group’s sales house, Kew Media Distribution, represented Reed’s Leaving Neverland — HBO and Channel 4’s Emmy-winning film on historic sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson — as well as a catalog of 30 Broomfield documentaries, including his BBC and Showtime film Whitney: Can I Be Me.

    The Canadian production and distribution empire crumbled in February and administrator FTI Consulting was called in to sell off the company’s assets, including Kew Media Distribution’s library of content. Prior to the collapse, Reed and Broomfield took action to terminate their contracts with Kew Media Distribution after it failed to pay them royalties on international sales, but Deadline understands that FTI is insisting that the deals are still valid.

    As such, the administrator is selling Kew Media Distribution’s catalog of 1,000 titles with Leaving Neverland and Broomfield’s projects included. Deadline has been told by four sources that final bids were accepted last Friday, with a number of interested parties circling. One person said the library was initially valued at up to £2M ($2.5M), but this has dropped significantly during the sales process, which has been fraught with complication due to rights disputes with producers.

    With FTI expected to make a decision on the sale imminently, Reed and Broomfield have told Deadline that they will not allow their work to be included in the deal. Both said they would be prepared to go to court if whoever buys Kew Media Distribution’s library tries to exploit the global rights to their films.

    “Way before Kew went into administration, we terminated the Leaving Neverland distribution contract for non-payment. They owe us a really significant chunk of money,” Amos Pictures boss Reed said. “We terminated that contract under English law, so I’m flabbergasted that the administrators now consider that that title is theirs to sell.”

    He added: “I want to put them on notice that they are not entitled to sell that film. It’s outrageous that having fallen down on their obligations and following a notice of termination, issued in accordance with the law, that they’re still pressing on with pretending they’re entitled to sell the program.”

    We’re a small company and Leaving Neverland is a big title. I’ve gone to considerable personal risk by going up against the Jackson estate. That is not something that you do lightly. I’m not going to let somebody take it away from me.”

    In a message to the companies bidding on the Kew Media Distribution library, Broomfield said: “This is my life’s work and I will strenuously defend that. We have terminated with Kew. Don’t think that you’re going to be able to buy my library because you can’t… I will do whatever I need to do to protect my rights on my work. My lawyer is already handling negotiations and we will take this as far as we need to.”

    Both Reed and Broomfield are arguing that Kew Media Distribution’s failure to pay royalties represented a “repudiatory breach” of contract, a legal term that means the breach is deemed so serious that the aggrieved party can simply end the arrangement. Both have consulted with their lawyers in reaching this conclusion. However, Paul Hastings LLP, the law firm representing FTI, disagrees and has made clear that FTI intends to continue commercial discussions regarding distribution arrangements.

    An FTI spokesman said: “The joint administrators, alongside their legal counsel, are in the process of considering all the distribution and licensing arrangements in place including between various producers and Kew. Any claims to termination or otherwise will be dealt with in accordance with the terms of the relevant distribution agreements. We appreciate the continued patience of producers and customers, as we continue to work through a complex situation with over 1,000 titles.”

    Reed and Broomfield said they intend to find new distribution partners for their work. Reed said he is also continuing to chase the money he is owed for the sales of Leaving Neverland. “We will get together and if necessary combine with the other creditors to fight and recover as much as possible from the sale of Kew and its assets,” he said.

    Broomfield argued that it was Kew Media Group, rather than the distribution arm, that was at fault for the payment issues, which he said stretched back to autumn last year. He was waiting on a “big payment” from Netflix for the Whitney Houston documentary, but it did not materialize for months. Other money did not arrive at all, meaning he had issues funding films including his latest project: a follow-up to 2002’s Biggie & Tupac focusing on Suge Knight, the former head of Death Row Records.

    In an in-depth report on Kew Media Group’s collapse, Deadline revealed that the company was dipping into the accounts of its distributors, Kew Media Distribution and TCB Media Rights, to cash flow the business when it ran into financial difficulty last year. The empire is currently being broken up piece-by-piece, with producers including Essential Media Group and Collins Avenue exiting. TCB, the profitable UK distributor, is on the brink of an exit, while Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions is another asset that will be sold.


  • Truth About Leaving Neverland & Michael Jackson - Taj Jackson Interview | Hugging The Cactus

    This is Taj Jackson. He is Michael Jackson's eldest nephew... While much has been said about Taj’s uncle Michael over the years… He was undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. And he was remembered as such all the way through his tragic death in 2009. It wasn’t until 2019, ten years after Michael Jackson’s passing, that the narrative officially shifted, in response to an HBO documentary called Leaving Neverland. Taj is here to defend Michael Jackson.

  • Ich sehe mir gerade das erste Interview an und bin mal wieder enttäuscht. Ich habe diese Interviews so satt.

    Ein mal möchte ich nur hören, dass Taj oder wer auch immer sowas sagt wie:
    I love Michael. But sharing your bed with kids is the most stupid ass insane thing a grownup can do. It was a huge mistake, he never should have put himself in that position, let alone the kids. Because those rumors hurt them almost as much as they do him. That was an idiotic thing to do.

  • Und was mich auch tierisch ankotzt ist, dieses ewige Runterbeten von "Michael didn't have a childood". Big fucking deal! Ja, es ist super traurig. Aber das gilt für viele, viele andere Leute. Das entschuldigt nicht so ein dummes Verhalten, wie Michael es gezeigt hat, in dem er selbst nach 1993/94 Kinder bei sich im Bett ohne Eltern übernachten ließ. Wenn man erwachsen ist, muss man die Verantwortung für sein Handeln übernehmen.

  • Two men who accused Michael Jackson of sex abuse are expected to return to court next month to take action against firms linked to the late star.

    Wade Robson, 37 and James Safechuck, 42 - who appeared in the documentary Leaving Neverland last year - are reportedly going to sue MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures.

    Both Wade and James claim they were molested as children by the late popstar.

    According to The Sun, the men want to prove the allegations were true and reveal that firm bosses were aware, or should have been.

    Michael Jackson's estate is still exempt from facing legal proceedings.

    “We’re finally back in the courtroom," their attorney Vince Finaldi is reported by the publication to have said.

    “We were supposed to have a hearing a couple of weeks ago, but it has been delayed due to the coronavirus – so we have another date set for June.

    “It will be the first hearing in the case. It’s a new judge and it will be resolved one way or another. We are preparing for a trial later in the year.”

    Both Wade and James previously attempted to sue the companies in 2013 and 2014.

    However, their case was thrown out in 2017 after a trial judge said they had waited too long to file the allegations.

    At the time Californian law required claimants to file before they turned 26 - but Wade and James were both in their thirties.

    This changed at the beginning of 2020, when a new law came into effect that allowed victims of sexual abuse to sue until they are 40 years old.

    Both Safechuck and Robson detailed a string of abuse claims in the 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland.

    Michael Jackson's estate and his family have continued to deny the sex abuse claims.


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    More karma involving Kew Media, which distributed the "Emmy winning" Leaving Neverland. They owe the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which hands out the #Emmys, 246,124 pounds. pic.twitter.com/1mOAfhyy17
    — Leaving Neverland Facts (@NeverlandFacts) May 6, 2020

    Just so we're clear here, Dan Reed, at this point, has LOST the rights to his own movie, Leaving Neverland. It's possible he could win them back, but it will take years of legal wrangling I believe. Talk about karma. #MJ2020 https://t.co/XGGsPKrB46 — andjustice4some (@andjustice4some) May 6, 2020