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Michael Jackson

MJ Estate Slams New Molestation Claim

5/13/2014 5:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:00 A.M. PDT -- Howard Weitzman -- attorney for Jackson's estate -- tells TMZ Safechuck has denied many times over the past 25 years that Michael ever did anything inappropriate to him ... but is "now demanding money from Michael's Estate by claiming he suddenly recalls life differently."  Weitzman says Michael is no longer able to defend himself, but "we believe these false and scurrilous allegations will not prevail."
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A new sexual molestation claim has been filed against the estate of Michael Jackson by a man who claims the singer sexually abused him from the time he was 10 until he was around 15 ... this according to a new report. 

This latest claim was added on to the lawsuit filed by Wade Robson last year, so says The Daily Beast. The filing is sealed, but the site reports the claims are being made by James Safechuck, who appeared as a child alongside Jackson in a 1987 commercial for Pepsi (see below). 

According to the report, Safechuck had long denied being sexually abused by Jackson, but decided to come forward after Robson made his claims public.

There were rumors about Jackson's relationship with Safechuck in the late 80s ... the singer was often seen with the young boy following their commercial together ... including the opening performance of "The Phantom of the Opera" with Liza Minnelli (see above).

The Estate has already objected to Robson's claim because it was both suspicious and filed too late.

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jacqueline    

Mikes dead, can a dead man rest in peace, he has no money on him, what you want the kids money.shame on you.

80 days ago
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smiley25    

Oh so now that mj s new album is coming out and is name is out in the spot light again you suddenly remember you were molested all those years ago?? Get the f**k out of here you freakin leech!!

80 days ago
18.

elpablo    

Surprise surprise. This whack job probably molested countless little boys. We'll never know the complete depth of his sickness.

80 days ago
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bombom40oz    

You ain't gettn a wooden Nickel SON!

80 days ago
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bombom40oz    

James Safechuck..u make me Upchuck!

80 days ago
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sfrandiver    

We all know Michael did things with kids, but they all have been paid off with a non disclosure. So sure this one is lying, but I would be creeped out holding his hand too.

80 days ago
22.

Criss    

More bottom feeders! If there was the slightest bit of truth to this, then why wait until 5 years after the man died, you filthy leeches?

80 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

Let me say I never liked MJ and despise his family, but this is just a ridiculous money grab.

80 days ago
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David     

I cannot believe MJ got away with so much. 1st because he was black, secondly because he had millions of dollars to professional defense.

80 days ago
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josie    

Here we go again. More LIES , Mj's new album is released today and these B******t accusations come out again, today of all days.I wonder why? Getting desperate Wade ........ keep trying to get to that money. Hey Wade or should I say LIAR.....Love Never Felt So Good. HAHAHAHAH

80 days ago
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Macc 6400    

I feel hurt for MJ sometimes. I honestly don't believe that man ever laid a finger on a child in a sexual manner. I really believe his heart was pure -- so pure that he could share beds with children and not have a single ill thought on his mind that the rest of the world would have. I really believe Michael was the last Saint. He really did try to heal the world, too bad this world is too evil to be healed. RIP Mike, the last genuine person.

80 days ago
27.

Gen    

It's amazing that every one of the accusers have the same strange quality of voluntarily going to visit their abuser over and over for years.

80 days ago
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Jenners    

Better late than never to bring the truth to light. I'm sure MJ's estate will fight it tooth and nail. On a side note, did anyone see celebrity wife swap with Jermaine Jackson? That guy had thousands of dollars of cologne on his dresser! You could build a village with that cologne money.

80 days ago
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Kat E    

Michael died and the shush money stopped coming in the mail

80 days ago
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nat    

Were any of MJ's friends not gay icons? Liz? Liza? I guessing that he stalked Barbra but got nowhere

80 days ago
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