Michael Jackson's body 'could be exhumed'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 8:10AM

The Thriller star's body may be exhumed for DNA tests after new child sex allegations.

Eleven people have reportedly stepped forward saying they want Michael Jackson's body to be removed from his tomb to be examined for DNA evidence according to Radar Online.

"There are at least 11 new victims who claim they were molested and even raped by Jackson when they were between the ages of seven and 14 — and the list is growing," said an insider.

Michael Jackson with 10 year old Jimmy (James) Safechuck on the tour plane on 11th of July 1988.  Photo / Getty

Wade Robson, 36, and 40-year-old James Safechuck are leading the renewed charge and spoke out in the new documentary Leaving Neverland — describing their alleged abuse at the pop star's hands, including how the singer introduced them to masturbation.

"He was abusing dozens of children who were shipped to his Neverland ranch — including kids in wheelchairs and children suffering from terminal diseases as young as seven," a source said.

Michael Jackson, Jimmy (James) Safechuck and Liza Minnelli. Photo / Getty

"Jackson's home was a paedophile's paradise masquerading as a theme park! He started far earlier than people think — in his late teens, so his abuses go back more than 30 years and may involve thousands of victims."

Another source told Radar: "Many victims and those campaigning to uncover the truth believe the key to proving the extent of Jackson's abuse lies in digging up his remains and scraping it for DNA."

Michael Jackson's Estate has written a letter to the website saying the singer's body will not be exhumed for DNA tests, according to The Blast.

The estate said its representatives "were surprised no one told them about this unusual development".

The letter stated that "nothing in the article is true. The article is full of maliciously and probably false statements."

"It is not our usual practice to tell persons in other professions how to do their jobs, but we will make an exception here. May we suggest that you try something different in the future and talk to real, sane and credible sources?"

Radar's story was first published in the wake of a controversial documentary, Leaving Neverland, which debuted at the Sundance Festival late last month.