Several groups of diehard Michael Jackson fans have filed a lawsuit against Wade Robson and James Safechuck - the two men who accused the later singer of sexually abusing them as children in the controversial documentary - 'Finding Neverland.'
According to Reuters, the fans' lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, likened the men's allegations to a "genuine lynching" of Jackson, who died in 2009.
They are not in it for the cash though. According to reports, the groups are seeking symbolic damages of 1 euro ($1.13) each. In France, the defamation laws extend libel protection beyond death, whereas the British and U.S. legal systems do not.
"In France you cannot sully the image of the dead," Ludot said. "There's moral and emotional suffering. And when there's suffering, there's compensation. It's very simple."
The Jackson Estate has also filed a lawsuit against HBO over the documentary, alleging that the film constitutes a breach of a non-disparagement clause in a 27-year-old agreement, one that provided the pay network with rights to air a televised concert following the release of Jackson's album 'Dangerous.'