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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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61.

Ex MJ Stan    

I always knew he molested Jimmy Safechuck, now if we can just get Brett Barnes to admit...just may actually prevail for all the young lives he has ruined. As a former die hard fan I feel ashamed for not being able to see what was there, but in my defense I was younger and hadn't had children of my own yet. Also people don't understand how pedophiles work...they are supposed to be charming how else would you get next to a child? Anyone who uses the verbage that 'watching the kids play water baloons, and tag is pure romance"...
nothing romantic about children playing...UNLESS you are a pedophile because only child related activities would turn on a pedo....plain and simple stans

108 days ago
62.

Uncle Rufus    

Mmmmmmmichael SURRRRRRE liked them little boys!

108 days ago
63.

Luz    

I'm truly beginning to think there is a plot created by people in higher positions to destroy Michael Jackson. It's like every time there is a positive project involving the name Jackson, someone jumps out of the woods claiming what hurts the most: the stupid sexual molestation claim. I don't underestimate the effects of sexual molestation in children. I think it's one if the worst human crimes. But there's a questionable timing in all these people's claims. I don't think their claim is about money, they know they don't have a chance. I think they all got paid already.

108 days ago
64.

Frosticles    

You don't really think he had any part in such perversion?

108 days ago
65.

Livvie     

So he thought Wade would get something and wanted to jump in and get something too.

108 days ago
66.

melissa    

He,s money hungry why can,t people let this brilliant man rest in peice!

108 days ago
67.

Rainbow    

Dejenlo a Michael en paz!!! Él no está mas aqui para defenderse. TE AMO PARA SIEMPRE

108 days ago
68.

wvguy86    

Its been how long since hes been deceased?! And now you want to bring charges?? Wow you must be desperate and broke and have no shame so much for good talent RESTING IN PEACE!

108 days ago
69.

Chris    

This is so long ago, Jackson was black then.

108 days ago
70.

susan    

Does Liza seem to have a repulsed look on her face? maybe she sinced something was odd between the relationship of a grown man & a boy? I love Michael too, but its very obivious.

108 days ago
71.

Shay beauty    

This makes me sad; true or not this man is deceased let him rest. He was molested as a boy so maybe it was some sort of SICK cycle.

108 days ago
72.

mj fan forever    

Another DIRTY LIAR who made an agreement with monster-pedo-wade-robson to grub money from Michael Jackson's legacy and who also is destined to miserably FAIL!!!! And the article revealing this dirt of course comes from the same s***bag Diane Dimond who couldn't wait to write one of her another ****s, nothing new, dirty liar opportunist bitch!!!! Of course he denied for years since nothing never ever happened and now anything for money as always!!! Howard Weitzman is so right these DISGUSTING LIES will NOT prevail, NO judge will ever give these disgusting monsters any credit and SO rightfully!!!

108 days ago
73.

Bossy Potato    

He decided to come forward because wade did, but then why did it take over a year later to file the lawsuit? Seems fishy.

108 days ago
74.

rosethorngurl    

Omg MJ is dead. Get some therapy and go away!

108 days ago
75.

CloBird    

I see a pattern here. Every time there is a release or good news about finances, some one makes a claim.

Not every one who claims molestation is a victim. There is a specialized interview process that takes place in order to get a true report of what happens--and sadly, there are too many "therapists" who fail to carry out the procedures properly.
Leading questions are never asked. Any leading question contaminates, through suggestion, memories. A poor interviewer often leaves a claimant with memories of things that never happened.

Does any one remember the McMartin pre-school case?

108 days ago
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