Michael Jackson Allegedly Paid U.S. $200 Million To 'Silence' His 'Twenty' Child Molestation Victims, New Reports Claim

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Pop superstar Michael Jackson grabs his crotch during his first of two concerts in Seoul October 11. South Korean authorities agreed to let Jackson perform his History concert in Seoul on the condition that he refrained from any "lewd gestures"
IN PHOTO: Pop superstar Michael Jackson grabs his crotch during his first of two concerts in Seoul October 11. South Korean authorities agreed to let Jackson perform his History concert in Seoul on the condition that he refrained from any "lewd gestures" during the show. REUTERS

Late singer Michael Jackson has always been involved in some kind of child-molestation allegations during his life time but the controversial claims by alleged victims have not died down even after six years of his demise. Various new reports now claim that the singer spent a whopping U.S. $200 to “silence” his victims. The new reports that have surfaced claim that Jackson silenced as many as twenty such alleged victims.

 

Two alleged child molestation victims -- Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claim through their attorneys that the “Thriller” singer got married to one of the young boys in a “secret” wedding ceremony, The Independent writes. The young boy was allegedly Jackson's “bride.” The claims by Robson and Safechuck (who are now in their 30s), come as a part of a case where the court will decide if the two can sue for a portion of Jackson's billion dollor estate.

 

The two purported victims missed the legal deadline for filing their claims in 2013 and 2014 but now say that they were molested by the singer when they were young boys and worked with him in a commercial. The website also writes that the two alleged victims are reportedly planning to release evidence that can prove the fact that Jackson paid huge amount of money to his victims to keep them from revealing his secrets. Jackson's attorneys have however denied these reports.

 

"We are aware of recent false 'reports' regarding Michael Jackson having, among other things, paid over $200 million to 20 'victims,'" Howard Weitzman, attorney for the estate of Michael Joseph Jackson told ET in a statement on Monday. Weitzman also added that the alleged victims lack any evidence to “support these ludicrous 'reports.'” He also expressed his disappointment at the fact that Jackson is not free from such claims even after his death.

 

“It is unfortunate that, even in death, Michael cannot be free of these types of allegations, but we are confident that the truth will prevail in the end, just as it did in 2005 when a jury fully exonerated him,” Weitzman added. The singer, who died in 2009, spoke against the child molestation charges levied on him. In his previous interview, Jackson said that he would never imagine abusing a child sexually and would rather “slit his wrists” before committing such an act.

 

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