New Michael Jackson victim sues

Another 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, court documents show.

American 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 lawyers 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.

Howard Weitzman, a lawyer for the Jackson estate, said Safechuck's claims should 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," Weitzman said.

"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."

Australian choreographer Wade Robson has also filed a claim in a Los Angeles court against Jackson's estate.

He recently revealed a long list of molestation allegations against the pop star.

The allegations are contained in a 111-page document filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Robson, 31, claims Jackson sexually abused him from the age of seven through to 14.

The allegations range from Jackson's company hiring Robson's mother Joy in 1991 and helping Robson apply for a US work visa to various sex acts Jackson committed on the young Robson.

Robson was a five-year-old dance prodigy when he first met Jackson.

The West Australian

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