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New child abuse claims threaten estate of Michael Jackson

CLAIMS: James Safechuck says he was just 10 when the King of Pop engaged him in acts of a ‘heinous nature’

MICHAEL JACKSON has been subject to more accusations of child abuse, five years after his death.

The alleged victim is James Safechuck, 36, who claims the King of Pop abused him when he was 10 after the pair were working on a Pepsi advert together, according to The Independent.

Safechuck's lawyers filed the claims against Jackson's estate on Monday (August 4) and an initial hearing is scheduled for September 4 of this year.

Jackso, who passed in 2009 when he overdosed on the surgical anesthetic propofol, had previously been acquitted of four separate child sexual abuse charges back in 2005.

The court documents claim that Jackson "engaged in a calculated course of conduct to lure both [Safechuck] and his parents into a false sense of security and normalcy that was far from reality. And [Jackson] was successful in his efforts to the point that [Safechuck] endured repeated acts of sexual abuse of a heinous nature and was brainwashed by the decedent into believing they were acts of love and instigated by James himself rather than the decedent."

The lawyer for the Jackson estate, Howard Weitzman, has asked for the claims to be dismissed.

"Mr Safechuck's request to file a late claim against the Jackson Estate so he can recover money from Michael's beneficiary will hopefully be rejected. This is a person that made his claim five years after Michael died, more than 20 years after the incidents supposedly happened and has given sworn testimony that Michael never did anything inappropriate to him."

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