Another Lawsuit Launched Against Michael Jackson
A Los Angeles man is seeking damages from the estate of Michael Jackson, alleging that the late King of Pop sexually abused him as a child during the late 1980s.
James Safechuck, 36, said Jackson abused him on about 100 occasions over a four-year period after the two appeared in a Pepsi commercial when he was 10 years old.
Filings by Safechuck’s attorneys alleged that Jackson, who died in 2009, “brainwashed” the youngster into believing the abuses were “acts of love”. The documents said Safechuck regularly shared Jackson’s bed during the singer’s Bad tour in 1988. Safechuck said the abuse continued until he reached puberty.
A hearing has been scheduled in Los Angeles for Sept 4 before judge Mitchell Beckloff.