The estate of Michael Jackson is suing HBO for damages in excess of $100,000,000 over Leaving Neverland, the documentary in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claim that the pop star sexually abused them as children.

Filed in court on Thursday (February 21st), the lawsuit calls the production a “posthumous character assassination” and “a one-sided hit piece,” involving a 27-year-old concert special that aired on HBO and accusing the network of violating a non-disparagement agreement.

While the King of Pop’s estate asserts that in exchange for airing a live concert special from 1992, Michael Jackson in Concert in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour, the company agreed not to “make any disparaging remarks concerning Performer or any of his representatives, agents, or business practices or do any act that may harm or disparage or cause to lower in esteem the reputation or public image of Performer.” Leaving Neverland, the complaint argues, violates that deal.

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HBO responded to the lawsuit by saying that it still plans to air Leaving Neverland, which originally debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival. “Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged,” the network said in a statement. “HBO will move forward with the airing of Leaving Neverland, the two-part documentary, on March 3rd and 4th. This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”

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