Jordie Chandler, who as a boy accused Michael Jackson of molesting him and was paid $20M to stay out of court by Jackson, has won a ruling that could open a trial on a claim that he was attacked by his father.
Jordie Chandler is seeking a restraining order against his father, who allegedly "struck him on the head from behind with a twelve and one-half pound weight and sprayed his eyes with mace or pepper spray and tried to choke him."
A state Family Court judge in August 2005 had granted Chandler a temporary restraining order, but later refused to issue a permanent order.
The two-judge appellate panel said that was a mistake:
"Given the nature of the attack, it would appear that..immediate danger" could be inferred.
The panel sent the case back for trial, and the temporary restraining order remains in effect.
The ruling was made on June 8th 2006. However, it is only now being reported.