Even in Death Michael Jackson is Accused in the Courts - New York News

Even in Death Michael Jackson is Accused in the Courts

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James Safechuck is now 36-years-old, but he is taking legal action against the estate of the King of Pop Michael Jackson for something he claims happened when he was 10.

Safechuck first got to know Jackson during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. In a case filed in May, Safechuck alleges Jackson engaged in "a calculated course of conduct to lure both the boy and his parents into a false sense of security and normalcy that was far from reality."

In just un-sealed court papers, Safechuck's attorneys claim Jackson was "successful in his efforts to the point that the young boy endured repeated acts of sexual abuse of a heinous nature and was brainwashed... into believing they were acts of love and instigated by James himself rather than by Jackson."

He claims Jackson went so far as to have him dress up like the pop star. And, during Jackson's "Bad" Tour... "(Safechuck) regularly began sleeping in (Jackson's) bed in his hotel room" and was "molested about 100 times during a four year period until he reached puberty."

Safechuck's name has come up as a potential victim of Jackson, going all the way back to 2004, during the Santa Barbara Jackson molestation case against the singer. He was even named in court documents filed by prosecutors.

But, Safechuck, at the time, denied he was molested. Jackson, of course, was acquitted in that case.

Safechuck's legal effort is to file a "late claim" against the estate of Jackson.

To attorney and legal analyst Mark Haushalter "this is an effort to break the Jackson piggy bank." He thinks the case will go nowhere.

Meanwhile, TMZ has spoken with Jackson family attorney Howard Weitzman who says the case should just be scrapped since the alleged incidents go back 20 years.

A hearing on the petition to file a "late claim" against the Jackson estate is scheduled September 4th in L.A. Superior Court.

 

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