Man wants to sue Michael Jackson for sexual abuse -- 5 years after his death

8 August 2014 / 2 years 2 months ago

A Los Angeles man is seeking damages from the estate of Michael Jackson, alleging that the late singer sexually abused him as a child during the late 1980s, court documents show.

According to Sina, 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.

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 September 4 before judge Mitchell Beckloff.

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