Choreographer Wade Robson, who has worked professionally with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher and others, has filed legal documents with the court claiming that he was sexually molested by the late Michael Jackson when he was a little boy. Robson famously spent a lot of time with Jackson between the ages of 5 and 14, even spending the night at the Neverland Ranch by the time he was 7 years old. Robson previously denied in open court that he was sexually assaulted by MJ despite a housekeeper’s claim that she saw Jackson and Robson showering together. For whatever reason, Robson has now changed his story and is now suing the estate of Michael Jackson for this alleged crime. Read on for all the sordid details of this new claim.
Michael Jackson has been posthumously accused of molesting a now-famous choreographer who spent lots of time with the singer at the Neverland Ranch … TMZ has learned. TMZ has obtained legal docs … filed by Wade Robson … in which he’s asking for money from the Michael Jackson Estate for childhood sexual abuse … Wade met Michael when he was 5 years old and they developed a friendship that lasted for years. By the time Wade was 7, he went for sleepovers at Neverland and MJ’s homes in L.A. and Vegas. The sleepovers continued until Wade was 14. Wade even performed to a Michael Jackson song on “Star Search” when he was 8 years old. In 2005, Wade testified in MJ’s molestation trial and DENIED Michael ever molested him. Wade’s lawyer filed legal docs May 1 asking the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case to allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against the Estate. In the documents, Wade’s lawyer says he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse” … Sources tell TMZ … the complaint specifically outlines the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson. Wade’s lawyer also mentions a psychiatrist who treated Wade — the doctor is a leader in the field of child psychology. Interestingly … in the 2005 molestation trial, Jackson’s former housekeeper, Blanca Francia, testified she witnessed Jackson in the shower with Wade when the boy was 8 or 9 years old.
Robson’s lawyer, Henry Gradstein, tells TMZ, “Last year, on a career trajectory that was off the charts, he [Wade] collapsed under the stress and sexual trauma of what had happened to him for seven years as a child.” Robson spent many weekends with Jackson at Neverland Ranch and his other homes in L.A. and Vegas between ages 7 and 14. Gradstein goes on … “He [Wade] lived with the brain washing by a sexual predator until the burden of it all crushed him.” Gradstein says Michael would tell Wade, “If anyone ever finds out about what we did we will go to jail for the rest of our lives” and “our lives will be ruined forever.” Gradstein tells us the threats worked, and Wade kept his mouth shut, adding, “This kind of intimidation of a child by a sexual predator is tragically characteristic and effective, keeping them quiet about the abuse – often for a lifetime.” Wade was steadfast for years that MJ did NOT molest him and indeed became Jackson’s star witness at his 2005 molestation trial, adamantly denying any untoward conduct. The lawyer says, “Michael Jackson was a monster and in their hearts every normal person knows it.”
Wow. I have to say … I think I believe Wade Robson here. Unlike the other people who have accused Michael Jackson of these crimes (people who were paid off and then later dropped their cases against him), Robson doesn’t really need to sue for money. I mean, of course it’s possible but it just doesn’t seem that way to me. As soon as this claim was made public, people have been attacking Robson‘s character … which is a shame because so many sexual abuse victims get blamed when allegations like this are made. Whether he was innocent or not, it is impossible for MJ to ever hurt anyone ever again … so on that front, there should be some relief for potential victims. It is virtually impossible for this abuse claim to be verified as 100% true so it looks to me like Robson is just trying to find peace of mind by being open with what he says happened to him. Ugh. This disgusting child molestation thing has been tied to Michael Jackson for so long, it’s very difficult to separate the two. Whatever happens with this lawsuit, I hope Wade Robson is able to heal from the trauma that he appears to be dealing with.