Then why have a settlement?TO avoid court and publicity, lawyers got together and drafted an agreement that would put an end to all and any future threats of a criminal trial or civil trial. The term "neglgence " is a fluffy, legal term used to resolve a conflict when no party wants to take responsibility for any wrong doing. The word "negligence" is used when to opposing parties disagree , but need to quickly compromise or resolve differences. It,s a legal term used to "appease" the opponent without compromising the other opponants truth of facts that nothing happened... IT is not an admission of guilt or wrong doing. IT is a word used to end a legal debate. To make the issue or threat to go away. That no admission of guilt or wrongdoing is clearly stated and that money accompanied this document and that no criminal trial proceded tells all that money was more important to evan chandler than justice for his son. In other words "negligent of sexual contact" says and means nothing.
Read again: the settlement responded to the cause of action,...
"44. Defendant Michael Jackson negligently had offensive contacts with plaintiff which were both explicitly sexual and otherwise."
-by rewording it as negligence.
So what is "sexual negligence"?