New Sexual Molestation Claim Filed Against Michael Jackson

Man claims Jackson abused him from age 10 until 15.

Posted: 05/13/2014 11:10 AM EDT
New Sexual Molestation Claim Filed Against Michael Jackson

Yet another sexual molestation lawsuit has been filed against Michael Jackson. A man who co-starred opposite Jackson in a 1987 Pepsi commercial and maintained a friendship with the late pop star for several years after claims Jackson sexually abused him for five years, from age 10 until 15.

This latest claim, filed by James Safechuck, follows on the heels of Wade Robson's similar claims filed last year. According to the report, first published by The Daily Beast, Safechuck had long denied being sexually abused by Jackson, but decided to come forward after Robson made his claims public. It was only after seeking intensive therapy, according to one source, that he was able to begin to deal with his undisclosed issues. 

Jackson's estate is expected to object to the claim in the same way they did Robson's, by saying it has a suspicious lack of evidence and was also filed too late after the time the alleged incidents took place.

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