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Jacko gets breather in '84 abuse case

A New Orleans court dismisses allegations about Michael Jackson molesting a Louisiana man in 1984.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 13:02 IST
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Looks like Michael Jackson may not have to face any more trouble from his sexual abuse charges for now, following a dismissal of fresh allegations by a New Orleans judge.

The lawsuit filed by a Louisiana man claimed that the pop star molested him more than 20 years ago.

Joseph Bartucci Jr maintains that he was lured into the singer's limousine in 1984 where he was held at gunpoint and cut with razor blades by bodyguards during a terrifying drive from New Orleans to California and back.

The lawsuit sought unspecified damages.                                                      

       Going great

Bartucci claimed he remembered the incident only when he saw a TV show about child molestation charges brought against Jackson in California.

He contends that the trauma and injuries he suffered caused him to blank out any memory of the incident.

"We're pleased with the results. It's time to get on to new and better things,” Ratethemusic quoted Jackson's spokesman Brian Oxman as saying.

The singer was acquitted of other child molestation charges last June 2005, after a high-profile trial.

First Published: Apr 18, 2006 13:02 IST

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