Abstract: The latest appeal by one of Michael Jackson’s accusers was dismissed by the court on 24 April 2021, but the legal battle to fully reinstate Jackson’s integrity continues, as discussed by Kerry Hennigan in this month’s MJ Studies Today column. The Jackson Estate are suing for public arbitration with HBO on the latter’s four-hour television film that, in 2019, threatened to put an abrupt end to Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer and humanitarian. Given the theme of this month’s column it is appropriate it be dedicated to the memory of the Jackson Estate’s long-time attorney Howard Weitzman of the legal firm Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump LLP, and Molly Steinsapir (daughter of Weitzman’s legal colleague Jonathan Steinsapir). Sincere condolences to all their loved ones; as Michael sang, “You are not alone.” May they rest in peace.
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