Officials at the Michael Jackson Community, the MJ Street, and On The Line fan clubs are filing a suit in France against Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim they were molested by the "Thriller" star as kids in director Dan Reed's new film.
The fans' lawyer, Emmanuel Ludot, reveals they are suing the accusers for "sullying" Jackson's memory.
"They want to discredit the accusations of paedophilia," he says.
Ludot previously successfully sued Jackson's doctor Dr. Conrad Murray for causing distress to his fans by administering the drugs that killed the pop star in 2009.
"Leaving Neverland", which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January and aired on TV in the U.S. and U.K. earlier this month, prompted backlash from Jackson's fans, who held a demonstration outside Channel 4's London headquarters on the day of broadcast after network bosses refused to pull the film.
News of the new lawsuit came hours after reports suggested Louis Vuitton officials plan to remove items inspired by Jackson from the brand's new collection.
Artistic director Virgil Abloh said, "I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights."
The Jackson family and Michael's estate officials have slammed Reed, his film and the networks behind the project, insisting it is full of falsehoods.