Tuesday, May 13
(Undated) -- Another man claiming to have been sexually abused by the late Michael Jackson is coming forward. "The Daily Beast" reports that James Safechuck has added his name as an alleged victim to the lawsuit originally filed by choreographer Wade Robson last year. Safechuck co-starred with the pop superstar in a Pepsi commercial back in 1987. He claims Jackson molested him for years starting at age ten. Now 36, Safechuck is being represented by the same Los Angeles law firm handling Robson's charges.
The site says Safechuck's name was brought up during Jackson's 2005 trial. Former employees of Jackson's Neverland Ranch had reportedly listed him among those who may have been victimized, but he denied being abused at the time. Next month marks the fifth anniversary of Jackson's death. "Xscape," a new album, featuring never-before-heard songs from the late pop star, arrives in stores this week.