LOS ANGELES – Five years after the d***h of the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson, a 36-year-old man came to court to sue the late MJ for allegedly abusing him repeatedly when he was a child until he reached puberty.
The man, identified as James Safechuck, was with Jackson when he was 10 years old to do a Pepsi commercial during the late 1980’s. That is when the Pop superstar allegedly began to sexually a***e him.
According to his documents filed on Monday, Safechuck claims that Jackson ‘brainwashed’ him by saying those abusive incidents were just ‘acts of love’. He said he usually shares Jackson’s bed during the superstar’s tour in 1988. He added that Jackson hands him ‘rewards’ such as jewelries for sexual favors.
Now that he finally filed those claims against Michael Jackson to court, Safechuck demands damages from Jackson’s estate. The hearing is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on September 4.
Meanwhile, Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman stated on Wednesday that the claims should be dismissed as Safechuck had initially sworn before the court that MJ did not a***e him.
“Mr Safechuck’s request to file a late claim against the Jackson Estate so he can recover money from Michael’s beneficiary will hopefully be rejected,” Weitzman suggested.
“This is a person that made his claim five years after Michael died, more than 20 years after the incidents supposedly happened and has given sworn testimony that Michael never did anything inappropriate to him,” he added.
A similar claim was filed against Jackson’s estate by an Australian named Wade Robson, 31, last year after alleging that MJ molested him when he was a child.
Michael Jackson died in 2009 on overdose of the anesthetic propofol. He has faced numerous complaints and allegations of child a***e when he was still living. The court has proven him not guilty from the accusations, however, he still paid $15 million as settlement with another child filing with the same allegation.