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Michael Jackson’s past accusers seek police records, including nude photos

The late pop icon’s production company is trying to block the requests of his alleged victims
Michael Jackson (Photo credit: / Vicki L. Miller)

Michael Jackson’s production company is locked in a battle to stop former accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck from being granted access to his police records, including naked pictures of Jackson.

According to court documents obtained by People, a motion was filed on April 3 in the Superior Court of Los Angeles by the “Remember The Time” singer’s production company to deny Robson and Safechuck’s request to have access to police records they believe the pair only want to have “photographs of Michael Jackson’s genitalia and naked body taken by police.”

“Beyond the invasion of privacy issues, the available records indicate the photographs Plaintiffs now seek are also subject to a strict protective order agreed to by Michael Jackson and Santa Barbara law enforcement and entered by the Santa Barbara Superior Court,” reads the motion filed by MJJ Productions.

The suit also claims Robson and Safechuck have made repeated attempts to gain access to the records since July of 2018, right before both appeared in the controversial four-hour HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, in which they accused Jackson of molesting them as children. 

All attempts by the pair have been “squashed,” thus far.

MJJ Productions attorneys also argued in their motion that “the photographs Plaintiffs seek were not taken willingly by Mr. Jackson; they were the result of a court-ordered search based on a false statement in what became a discredited criminal investigation.”

“To allow Plaintiffs to exploit that series of circumstances to their benefit by obtaining those photographs now adds a second defilement to the first,” they added.

This past February, the men won the right to merge their separate lawsuits into one that accuses MJJ Productions of being liable for allowing the alleged abuse they suffered to take place. Robson and Safechuck hope to go to trial in 2025, just ahead of the heavily anticipated release of the Jackson’s Michael biopic.

Per Rolling Stone, Jackson’s company attorneys stated during proceedings “that her clients plan to waive a three-year speedy trial rule because she believes the case won’t be ready for jurors until after December 2026.”

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