Lawyers for the Michael Jackson Estate have formally asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from molestation accuser James Safechuck, citing a statute of limitations.
Because it was filed almost five years after the pop singer’s death, “Safechuck’s petition must be denied," Jackson lawyers state, saying he had one year.
He argues that legally, he has a claim that trumps the statute.
Safechuck filed a creditor’s claim against Michael Jackson’s Estate, affixing his name to the suit filed by Australian choreographer Wade Robson in 2013.
He worked with Jackson in a 1987 Pepsi commercial, and in his claim, he alleged that he was groomed, and sexually molested by Michael Jackson for years.
Beginning when he was 10 years old, he alleges.
Lawyers for the Estate also note that unlike Wade Robson, who claimed he didn’t recall being allegedly molested by the icon, Safechuck is another story.