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Michael Jackson Nicknamed Teen Boy 'Rubba Rubba' In New Abuse Claim

Michael Jackson Nicknamed Boy Rubba Rubba
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Jan. 27 2019, Updated 10:50 p.m. ET

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Another man has come forward to allege that he was abused by late superstar Michael Jackson.

Michael Jacobshagen has told The Sunday Mirror newspaper in Great Britain that Jackson dubbed him 'Rubba Rubba' boy when he joined him on a string of tours.

Jacobshagen was only 14-years-old when the alleged abuse happened.

Now, a father, he claims that Jackson took him to bed as the pair struck up a bizarre relationship.

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The 35-year-old father of three said: "He overstepped the mark with me and with other children.

"I'm almost the same age now Michael was when he met me. If I was to share a bed with a child, this would not be right. It is not normal and it's not right.

"He was always asking me to sleep in his bed. I would say, 'No Michael, I can sleep in my own suite', but he was saying 'Please, please... for Michael Jackson'.

"Since I had a son, it made me look at everything in a different way and I realize now how wrong it was. Becoming a father changed my feelings."

Jackson was 38-years-old at the time of the alleged abuse and touring Europe.

Jacobshagen said the star touched him inappropriately after cuddling up to him in bed but his behavior got worse if he had taken his medication.

He alleges that Jackson stripped naked as they shared a Jacuzzi, gave him a book full of naked boys and bought him a Cartier watch to buy his silence.

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He is now a public ­relations manager and lives in Munich, Germany, where he was famously photographed at a hotel window with Jackson and pictured in newspapers round the world at the time.

Jacobshagen went on to spend three weeks with Jackson staying in his hotel suite.

He revealed: "When I got back to school, pictures had been in all the media. Other kids would say, 'You make sex with Michael Jackson' and 'You're gay'

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"It affected me psychologically, but I never told Michael. It made me feel shame. Teachers warned my mother about allegations about Michael, but she said it was my decision if I wanted to keep seeing him."

Originally, he had been thrilled to meet the superstar during an earlier visit to Disneyland Paris after his mother asked an assistant if her son could be introduced to the star.

He recalled: "Suddenly, I was being picked up and taken to another hotel. When I went into his suite and Michael Jackson was there waiting for me, I just thought 'Wow'. I was a huge fan.

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"He gave me a hug and said in German 'I love you'. We spent the day playing games like hide and seek and on his PlayStation.

"After that he kept phoning every day asking 'Do you want to come again?' and we spent the whole holiday together."

Jackson then invited him to join him on tour in various European countries.

He revealed: "Michael invited us to other concerts, including the 'HIStory Tour', when I was 14. I travelled with him to other countries.

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"When I slept in his bed, we wore just boxer shorts and he would put his arm around me and push his body to my body, like you would with a girlfriend.

"He would put our bodies on each other and kiss me on the head and cheek. I woke many times and his hands were on me... one hand on the top of my legs and one hand around me.

"When he was high on his medication he would get closer in the same way as when a man gets drunk. It disinhibited him.

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"He'd pull me closer and be grabbing me more and kissing me more on the head and on the cheek, He would also stroke my hair.

"I didn't feel comfortable with it, but I thought 'I can't say No'. When you're 14 and you're there with the biggest megastar in the world, you say 'okay'.

"He never carried out an explicit sexual act on me, but there were sexual intentions.

"He must have been getting something out of it sexually. I feel now like he was testing me, seeing how far he could go."

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The star was infatuated with Michael and sent notes saying he "truly missed him" – as well as instructions on hotel meets.

Michael also told how Jackson gave him a copy of 'The Boy: A Photographic Essay', containing naked snaps of young lads.

He added: "I found it strange. 'This is one of my favorite books' and he wrote personal notes inside. In one he called me 'his special friend' and his 'rubba rubba friend' because of what used to happen in the bed."

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Years later, another copy of the book was found in Jackson's bedroom at his Neverland ranch in California after he was arrested on suspicion of abuse.

At his subsequent trial in Santa Maria, California, in 2005, Jackson was cleared of 10 charges relating to sexual abuse.

Jacobshagen alleges that Jackson stripped off in front of him in a hotel hot tub. It was 1998 – three years after they met.

He said: "We were in the Jacuzzi inside Michael's bathroom. He took his swim shorts off and said 'If you want, you can take yours off as well'.

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"I told him 'No, I don't do that. I don't feel comfortable being naked. I was 14, but I always looked younger."

The teenager did not tell anyone about his behavior claiming the star groomed him to remain quiet.

He only came clean about the relationship with his mother after Jackson died from a prescription overdose in 2009. He last saw Jackson in Las Vegas two months before his death at the age of 50.

"When I became a man he did not have so much interest in me. When I went to visit the last time he didn't ask me to sleep with him. I had to sleep on the couch," he revealed.

"His fans won't like me saying these things. They treat him like a God. But the truth is the truth."

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