Report: New childhood sexual abuse claim against Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson in the 1987 Pepsi ad, which also featured 10-year-old James Safechuck. (Photo courtesy of You Tube)

Michael Jackson in the 1987 Pepsi ad, which also featured 10-year-old James Safechuck. (Photo courtesy of You Tube)

In May 2013, Wade Robson filed a lawsuit against the pop star alleging that the singer forced him to perform sexual acts.

Now, another person has reportedly added his name to the suit and joins Robson in accusing Jackson of sexual abuse.

In an exclusive report by The Daily Beast,  James Safechuck — who appeared in a 1987 Pepsi ad alongside the pop star — filed a sexual assault complaint against Jackson last Friday claiming “childhood sexual abuse.”

The complaint, which is currently sealed, reportedly details how the two met and their alleged relationship.

According to the Daily Beast, employees of Neverland Ranch initially listed Safechuck as a potential abuse victim prior to Jackson’s criminal trial in 2005. At the time, Safechuck never admitted to being molested by the pop star. 

However, according to writer Diane Dimond’s sources, Safechuck has now decided to file claims saying Jackson “groomed’ and molested him for several years dating back to when he was 10 years old. It was at the age of 10 when Safechuck was featured in the Pepsi ad.

One source tells Dimond that Safechuck — a computer programmer who currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two young children — was motivated to speak out after Robson revealed his thoughts last year claiming that Jackson was a “child molester and pedophile.”

Watch the 1987 Pepsi ad featuring Jackson and Safechuck here:

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