CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports:

As had been expected, a California appeals court on Friday (Jan. 3) restored two lawsuits accusing Michael Jackson of child sexual abuse, after the state’s statute of limitations was extended.

The lawsuits were filed by Wade Robson in 2013 and James Safechuck in 2014, but were dismissed on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired for both men. California law required such cases to be filed before the accuser’s 26th birthday.

However, in October 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a state law giving those who claim they were sexually abused as children until age 40 to file, effective Jan 1.