The world's 'number one Michael Jackson impersonator' has appeared in court accused of child cruelty.
Navi - whose real name is Adrian Parasram - is accused along with four of his family members, including his father and brothers, of child cruelty.
The 45-year-old describes himself as the world's number one Michael Jackson impersonator and claims to have worked as a decoy for the star.
He played the 'King of Pop' in a Lifetime movie about Jackson's final years, titled Searching for Neverland in 2017.
Adrian Parasram 'Navi', 45, was charged with five counts of child cruelty. He appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday
The Ilford man describes himself as the world's number one Michael Jackson impersonator
The charges against Navi and his family are historic, with prosecutors claiming the alleged abuse occurred during the 1990s.
The family faces charges of cruelty to a person under the age of 16 in relation to the same two alleged victims on unknown dates between January 1, 1990 and January 1, 1998, reported the Ilford Recorder.
The group first appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court last month, but a reporting ban was put on the case.
It was only lifted after the five appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday.
Navi, of Ilford, is charged with five counts of child cruelty which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
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