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Libel case dropped against C4′s ‘The Jacksons Are Coming’

A man featured in Channel 4's 2008 documentary The Jacksons Are Coming, which featured Michael Jackson's family moving to Devon, has dropped his libel suit against the channel. Matt Fiddes, who acted as a fixer to the Jacksons, originally claimed that the Studio Lambert documentary was faked. Fiddes has withdrawn his allegations. Channel 4 has spent £1.7m defending itself.
June 21, 2010

A man featured in Channel 4′s 2008 documentary The Jacksons Are Coming, which featured Michael Jackson’s family moving to Devon, has dropped his libel suit against the channel. Matt Fiddes, who acted as a fixer to the Jacksons, originally claimed that the Studio Lambert documentary was faked. Fiddes has withdrawn his allegations. Channel 4 has spent £1.7m defending itself.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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