Michael Jackson's estate is suing HBO for $100 million over the controversial documentary, Leaving Neverland.
They claim the film, which details the singer's alleged sexual abuse of two boys, breaches a non-disparagement clause in an old contract.
A complaint filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday read: "Michael Jackson is innocent. Period."
In response, HBO said it would not only still air Dan Reed's documentary, but bring it forward by several days.
The broadcaster will now screen the four-hour documentary on March 3 and 4.
The film tells the stories of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Michael Jackson in the 1990s as children.