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New sex abuse claims filed against Michael Jackson

New sex abuse claims filed against Michael Jackson
New sex abuse claims filed against Michael JacksonPeople.com

Its been five years since the King of Pop suddenly passed away. Michael Jackson is now being accused of sexual abuse by 34 year old James Safechuck who claims the superstar molested as a child.

According to court papers filed on Monday, Safechuck, alleges he was 10 years old when he was abused by Jackson. Safechuck alleges the abuse took place after the taping of a Pepsi commercial that he appeared in with the King of Pop.

Today People.com reported the abuse occurred after "multiple visits to Jackson's home (some of which were chaperoned by his parents) and several all-expense-paid cross-country trips, Safechuck joined the pop star on his "Bad" tour, which is when he alleges the first incident of sexual abuse occurred."

Safechuck claims the abuse began at the Hotel de Crillon during the Paris portion of Jackson's tour.

The documents allege Safechuck received jewelry from Jackson as a "reward" for sexual favors. Documents also allege Jackson taught Safechuck code words to keep their sexual activities hidden.

Documents state Safechuck alleges the pop star "installed chimes in the hallway to his bedroom" as a early warning of people approaching and Jackson had a "secret closet" hidden in his bedroom where the abuse took place with Safechuck. Over a four year period Safechuck claims Jackson "engaged in sexual acts with him hundreds of times."

Safechuck says when he "hit puberty at 12 years old, Jackson began grooming him for separation [that] spanned several months and focusing his attention on a younger boy named Brett, Safechuck claims. Eventually, Jackson stopped sexually abusing Safechuck but continued supporting him financially and put him in touch with industry people to guide his career," he adds.

Documents state in 1993, Safechuck alleges he testified at the child sexual abuse trial of Jordan Chandler where Jackson said the claims "were a complete extortion on the part of the Chandler family."

Safechuck claims his relationship with the King of Pop "tapered off" around the age of 17 years old and he enrolled at Moorpark Community College. This is when he "began having panic attacks."

Safechuck claims when he was 25 years old, Jackson contacted him and asked him to testify on his behalf in another sexual abuse case. Safechuck alleges Jackson "got angry and threatened him" when he refused to help him. In 2005, Jackson was acquitted on all charges of child molestation.

After seeing Wade Robson file a lawsuit against Jackson claiming he was also sexually abuse by the superstar, Safechuck decided to move forward and began seeing a psychiatrist to help him deal with his anxiety.

Jackson's estate slammed the allegations in a statement to E! News on Wednesday.

"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," says the statement. "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."

A hearing has been scheduled for September in this latest case against Jackson.

Research has shown, along with parents and caregivers, many educators are unaware of the signs, symptoms and prevention of childhood sexual abuse adding to the rapid and ever rising statistics. This is unacceptable with over 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States affecting 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys.

There are ways to protect your children from abuse by learning the signs and symptoms of child abuse and childhood sexual abuse. Dreamcatchers for Abused Children is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit child abuse and neglect awareness organization, dedicated to educating the public on the signs, symptoms, statics, intervention, prevention to assist victims and survivors in locating the proper resources to help achieve and enable a full recovery. This amazing organization is run by two moms on a mission to make a difference in the lives of children around the globe.

For more information on Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, visit their website at: http://dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com