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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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46.

lisa     

Michael is dead, let the dead man rest in peace, people

108 days ago
47.

lisa     

Michael is dead, can a dead man rest in peace, if he Sexual Molestation any of those kids then God will see to it that he pays for it

108 days ago
48.

Xscape    

Well, what a coincidence to release this "story" on the exact date when his new album Xscape is released. *sarcasm*
Same thing happended in 2003 on the exact date when the "number ones" album by Michael Jackson was released.

Another loser on the money grabbing train - next

108 days ago
49.

Ant Fuller    

As much as he was touring and recording, how could he be molesting all of these kids??

108 days ago
50.

AAcesUp    

And the timing of the year award goes to.....

108 days ago
51.

Blockboy720    

Uh oh ppl must be a war brewin..u no thats when they bring up Michael

108 days ago
52.

Blackpower    

Dude he is dead wtf

108 days ago
53.

Dee    

Maybe he's looking for a replacement rock, to crawl back under. These folks are pitiful.

108 days ago
54.

pudge facker    

Where's Wacko Claus?

108 days ago
55.

Karvey Kardashian    

If you are so convinced he was innocent why haven't you taken the time to learn what male victims of child sexual abuse do and do not do? Are you afraid to learn that most of them do not tell anyone until well into adulthood? Are you afraid to learn that many of them question their sexuality, feel guilt about being a victim, and have been manipulated by their abuser? Are you afraid to learn that the type of relationship Michael had with these boys is consistent and typical of those who were being abused? You can downvote me 10000 times and I will continue to tell people to do their own research. Don't ever assume a person is innocent of something unless you know them more than just being their fan. The only people who sound or appear deranged are the ones believing they know enough about a stranger to say he never abused anyone simply because they liked him as a musician. Research the behaviors of victims, and then at least you are not making up nonsense about how victims behave.

108 days ago
56.

HumanNature    

THIS WHAT GETS ME


WADE AND SAFECHUNK TESTIFIED AS "ADULTS" UNDER OATH THAT MJ NEVER MOLESTED THEM!!!!!


MJ IS "DEAD"!!!!!!


THEY WON'T GET A "PENNY" AND I HOPE THAT THE ESTATE WOULD SUE THEM FOR WASTING THEIR TIME OVER "BS"!!!!!

108 days ago
57.

wesley    

What now his ghost is doing it too...

108 days ago
58.

Rigby    

Statue of limitations... sorry no money for you.

108 days ago
59.

anony    

He would never hurt the little "chewdren".....

108 days ago
60.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

Why can't he rest in peace? Why is people bothering him in the grave?

108 days ago
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