Three Mickael Jackson fan clubs in France sues the men who accused the late star of abusing them in a documentary.
The claims of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who both say they were sexually abused by Jackson as children, formed the basis of HBO’s Leaving Neverland.
In Leaving Neverland, directed by British filmmaker Dan Reed, both Safechuck and Robson say they were befriended by the late singer in the 1990s and were showered with gifts and affection before the sexual abuse began.
The fans’ lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, said the allegations – broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 – amounted to a “genuine lynching” of Jackson, who died in 2009.
The fan groups are seeking symbolic damages of one euro (90p) each.