I just recently saw an article online where there is a “new” accusation against Michael Jackson for alleged child abuse. For the record, I absolutely condemn ALL child molesters and the abuse they administer to little kids. Just like Jerry Sandusky, child molesters should be submitted to the maximum punishments for their detrimental conduct. That being said, I have a problem with this “new” accusation. For one thing, the victim, whose name is James Safecchuck, is now 36 years of age. While his age should not be an issue, it should be one if he is trying to collect from events that transpired over 20 years ago. Michael Jackson has been dead for 5 years now, and he went through a LOT of scrutiny during his life over child molestation charges. It is important to note that he was vindicated and exonerated of ALL accusations and charges against him. Also, the accuser signed some sort of agreement clearing Jackson of all charges. To do an about face now years after Jackson is gone might shed more light on the accuser than Jackson. My biggest question is “Why wait so long to make this claim?” Jackson is no longer here to defend himself, and unless the alleged victim has witnesses to prove his story then basically it is only his word that he has to rely on. If Jackson had indeed been a child molester then surely he is answering to a greater authority of judgment right now. This new claim feels like an attempt to get money from Jackson’s estate to me. I am not saying that the abuse never happened for this man, because there is no way I (or anyone) can know the truth. However, this man “had” his chance to confront Jackson on these charges and should have exercised his claims while Jackson was still alive… NOT years after his death. Unless he has “strong” evidence to the contrary I expect his case to be dismissed. To violate a child is wrong, but it is important that you go through the “proper stages” to bring a child molester to justice. It will be interesting to see how far this case actually gets. Hope your world today is peaceful and tranquil, and I wish you the best that life has to offer. Take care.
Janet Jackson and Brett Jolly