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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 Fiddes has withdrawn his allegations.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 Fiddes has withdrawn his allegations.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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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