IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Safechuck, a 36-year-old father of two, starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial when he was 10-years-old. He then performed with Jackson in the singer's "Bad" tour in 1988.
The suit alleges that Jackson began molesting Mr. Safechuck in his Paris hotel room at the start of his "Bad" tour and the sexual abuse continued for several years until the victim reached puberty.
"This case exhibits the same disturbing fact patterns as the case involving Wade Robson who is also a client of our firm. MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ensnared Mr. Safechuck in this sexual abuse operation at the tender age of 10, causing him long term damage that haunts him until this day," said victim's attorney Vince Finaldi.
In addition to abusing Mr. Safechuck, the complaint alleges that Michael Jackson induced Mr. Safechuck to testify on Jackson's behalf in the 1993 criminal investigation of the alleged sexual abuse of Jordan Chandler. That case was dropped following a payment to Jordan Chandler by Michael Jackson of an undisclosed amount.
The complaint further alleges that Michael Jackson contacted Mr. Safechuck in 2005 and attempted to convince him and his mother to give false testimony in Jackson's Santa Barbara sex abuse criminal trial. According to the complaint Jackson threatened to reveal Safechuck's "perjury" in the Chandler case when he refused to provide false testimony in the Santa Barbara criminal trial.
"Michael Jackson used his production companies as a front for the recruitment of young boys to fulfill his unlawful and unnatural sexual urges. This corrupt organization left a trail of victims in its wake who are now demanding justice," said victim's attorney John Manly.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is California's leading law firm representing child victims of sexual abuse. The firm has represented more than 150 victims of clergy sexual abuse in California and hundreds of others throughout the United States. The firm also represented plaintiffs in the $140,000,000 settlement against LAUSD in the Miramonte case, the largest sex abuse settlement against a School District in the US.
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