LOS ANGELES (CN) - A 42-year-old woman claimed in court Tuesday that Michael Jackson sexually abused her for three years, beginning when she was 12, and that he set up two companies as "the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known."
Jane AA Doe sued Doe 1 and 2, both California corporations, in Superior Court. She says Jackson controlled both companies, which "were held out to the public to be businesses dedicated to creating and distributing multimedia entertainment by Michael Jackson," but they served a "dual purpose."
"The thinly veiled, covert second purpose of these businesses was to operate as a child sexual abuse operation, specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims," Jane Doe says in the complaint. "In fact, under this dual purpose, Michael Jackson and select few managing agents/employees of Does 1's and Doe 2's inner circle designed, developed and operated what is likely the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known."
Jackson created Los Angeles-based Doe 1 as his "primary business entity," which "held most or all of the copyrights to Michael Jackson's music and videos," Jane Doe says.
"Michael Jackson was the company's president, owner, and representative/agent," and used it to "facilitate and arrange meetings and encounters between Michael Jackson and the minor plaintiff and other children for the purpose of Michael Jackson's engaging in childhood sexual abuse," according to the complaint.
Attached as exhibits to the lengthy complaint are three handwritten love notes, apparently signed by Jackson, and photocopies of at least three checks, each in six figures.
Jane Doe describes defendant Doe 2 as a Los Angeles-based entertainment company Jackson set up "in part for the purpose of placing children, like Jane AA Doe, in contact with Michael Jackson on various projects ... for the purpose of Michael Jackson engaging in childhood sexual abuse of plaintiff and others." She calls the two companies Jackson's "co-conspirators, collaborators, facilitators and alter egos for the childhood sexual abuse alleged herein."
Jane Doe says the sexual abuse started in 1986, when she was 12 years old and continued until she reached puberty at 15. It began, she says, when her family stopped by Jackson's home in Hayvenhurst to sightsee, and he entered the gates in his Mercedes, then sent a guard to invite them in to see the grounds.
"Jackson then invited only plaintiff and her mother into the home to see his candy area," where he "requested and received (their) home phone number," the complaint states.
Jane Doe says the sexual abuse "included Michael Jackson fondling plaintiff sexually on her genitals and body, digitally penetrating plaintiff, giving plaintiff what he termed 'movie kisses' where he tongue-kissed her mouth and body, orally copulated plaintiff, forced plaintiff to orally copulate him, rubbed his clothed and unclothed body against plaintiff's, and rubbed his penis on plaintiff's vagina and attempted to fully insert it into her vagina, only partially inserting it and causing plaintiff to bleed."
She says Jackson used his "position of trust and authority over her, for his own sexual gratification," without her legal consent, as she was a minor.
One handwritten letter attached as an exhibit states: "Your Valentine picture was so original and sweet. I love you sooo much. Also you'r making me love you even more the more I talk to you. I'm crazy about you. All my Love."
The letter is signed: "Michael the Monopoly King."
Jane Doe says Jackson bought her gifts before, during and after the period of sexual abuse.
She says he groomed her by calling her and speaking with her "for hours at a time, about varying subjects, including his affection for plaintiff." She says he would "tell her things that were to be kept 'secret' from plaintiff's parents and everyone else."
She says he also groomed her mother by spending "long hours on the phone with her, telling her intimate details about his life and his past, in an attempt to gain a 'closeness' with plaintiff's mother and earn her trust so that she would allow him to spend time alone with plaintiff" and "would tell her how much he cared for plaintiff as a friend."
Doe says the sexual abuse occurred in many places, including Jackson's Hayvenhurst home, Universal Studios, at the Universal Sheraton hotel, at his Neverland ranch, in the back of his limousine, at Lorimar Studios in Studio City and at his personal apartment/condo, which he called the "Hideout."
She seeks punitive damages for negligence, negligent supervision, negligent retention and hiring, negligent failure to train, warn or educate, breach of fiduciary duty and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Her attorney John Manly, with Manly, Steward & Finaldi in Irvine, could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
Jackson died of a drug overdose on June 25, 2009. He was 50. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for overdosing him with propofol and benzodiazepine.
Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller" is the best-selling album of all time, with more than 65 million copies sold. Forbes magazine this year listed him as the world's top-earning dead person, earning $825 million.
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