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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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ltwbat@comcast.net    

Leave the man alone..He is dead...

134 days ago
32.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

When it rains:It pours.

134 days ago
33.

shanta588    

Why do these parents leave their kid with grown ass men strangers at that.

134 days ago
34.

josie    

And wouldn't you know it ,that the original article written in the Daily Beast was actually written by that ambulance chasing Diane Diamond. Yeah like I believe anything that cow has to say regarding Mj. It's not like she hasn't had an axe to grind when it comes to MJ. She's probably still pissed because he made her and Sneddon look like fools in 2005

134 days ago
35.

honeybabe25    

Let the man rest in peace. He should have done this when he was alive.

134 days ago
36.

Snowjamz    

yeah right....same week as the album is released, what a surprise!

134 days ago
37.

nana    

Micheal was a creep!

134 days ago
38.

KaiAnderson    

lmao what a bunch of ****. People that are victims of child molestation don't go after money... and once these guys have the money they're after, they're going to forget all about being molested and they'll be okay right? this is an insult to people that have actually been molested and are mentally damaged.

134 days ago
39.

duilama    

DID I NOT TELL YOU SO? RABIDS beat it, when I tell you he is a Pedi, he is a pedi. When I tell you more victim will come out, and here he is. I also told you pedos burn in hell, well well well, you,d better believe it.

134 days ago
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TheRealDeal    

More Michael Jackson victims? What a surprise. NOT. Michael Jackson wined and dined and groomed young boys just like a pedophile. MJ fans are in such denial. They can believe a priest would molest little boys, but not their precious MJ. I'm glad more victims are coming forward. Just like the Jerry Sandusky victims, it takes time to deal with the demons that being molested has caused. I hope that Michael Jackson's victims know that they are believed and that they are not alone. My prayers go out to all molestation victims. That is a hell I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

134 days ago
41.

oh really     

nobody gives a sh@t what or who Diane Dimond is claiming / paying for a story when a new project comes out.
this cr@p has been going on for 20 years and it all turns out to be BS

134 days ago
42.

phia    

according to him and the other sore loser Michael spent 12 years molesting them,meanwhile he was touring around the world,performing on stage,recording and releasing albums so there was NO spare time to be around them.

134 days ago
43.

Claudia Scott    

Wade Robson probably reached out to him. What is this young man doing for a living now, I wonder?

134 days ago
44.

Claudia Scott    

From 10 years to 15 and never said anything to his parents in all that time...questionable.

134 days ago
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mikensnowmass    

saw the headline, saw the photo, first thought was...

jackson molested liza minnelli, ugh

yeah i know supposedly it was the boy in the pic but seriously a hundred years from now there'll be some centenarian e.g. 100+ yrs old, claiming michael jackson molested them. how long will these people keep crawling out of the woodwork? once a year like clockwork we have one person making these type claims. why just once a year? God forbid if the guy last year or the year before got their timing wrong and came forward when this one did reducing the amount of time any got, would get in the press.

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