SUIT CHARGES MICHAEL WITH ’84 SEX ATTACK
Daily News/Michele Caruso
Michael Jackson, 46, is being sued by Joseph Bartucci, Jr., a 38 year old Louisiana man forallegedly sexually assaulting him 20 years ago, a TV show called Celebrity Justice, reportedyesterday. Bartucci reportedly recovered a repressed memory of the alleged crime after seeing aTV program about the current sexual assault charges against Jackson. He says he was 18 when Jacksonheld him against his will and sexually assaulted him in Mary 1984. The assaults took place inJackson's limousine in Louisiana and in a building in California, according to the suit filedNovember 1 in US District Court in Louisiana. Jackson allegedly performed oral sex on Bartucci andtried to force him to reciprocate, but he refused. The suit seeks unspecified money damages. Onelegal expert says the suit may be on shaky ground because 20 years has passed since the allegedincident.