Iconic performer Michael Jackson passed away five years ago, but even in death the King of Pop cannot avoid new allegations of sexual abuse.
Court papers have been filed against Jackson suggesting the singer engaged in improper activities with a minor back in the 1980’s.
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James Safechuck claims Jackson abused him over 100 times during a four year period starting when he was ten years old. They apparently met filming a Pepsi commercial, and according to Safechuck, the two slept in the same hotel beds during Jackson’s “Bad Tour” in 1988.
In court documents, the now 36-year-old man states Jackson “engaged in a calculated course of conduct to lure both [Safechuck] and his parents into a false sense of security and normalcy.”
The docs also say:
[Jackson] was successful in his efforts to the point that [Safechuck] endured repeated acts of sexual abuse of a heinous nature and was brainwashed by the decedent into believing they were acts of love and instigated by James himself rather than the decedent.
The Jackson estate is asking the lawsuit be dismissed. Attorney Howard Weitzman told E!, “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.”
Michael Jackson had been accused on child sexual abuse in the past. He was acquitted of sex abuse charges in 2005. A hearing for Safechuck’s petition has been scheduled for September 4th.
Jackson died in 2009. His posthumous album Xscape was released earlier this year.