Wade Robson, a celebrated choreographer who has worked with the likes of NSYNC and Britney Spears on their shows, has come forward to file a negligence claim against two companies owned by late pop icon Michael Jackson. The complaint makes shocking allegations against the King of Pop, saying that Robson endured ten years of abuse that was hidden and fostered by MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures.
In the complaint filed by Wade’s attorney, Vince Finaldi, “MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MJJ VENTURES were held out to the public to be businesses dedicated to creating and distributing multimedia entertainment by MICHAEL JACKSON, however, in fact, they actually served dual purposes. 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.”
Wade Robson was just 5 years old when he first met Michael Jackson at a talent show and was invited by the superstar to his Neverland ranch to spend the weekend. He alleges that the abuse began then, and went on until he was 14 years old and had attained puberty. Abuse claims include allegations of French kissing to outright sexual intercourse. He says that he was not aware that this was considered child sexual abuse, but when he later understood, he had a nervous breakdown and had to seek psychiatric treatment.
In 2013, he filed his first suit was against Jackson’s estate, and included medical documentation and certificates of merit from psychiatric practitioners about the extent of his mental health along with a petition to file a late claim, as the abuse had happened more than a decade before he made the claim. It was in 2015 that his claim was discharged as he did not file it within the required time.
In fact, in 2005, Robson had actually come in defence of Michael, stating that he had been a father figure and mentor to him, against the child abuse claims being made by several other children that almost had the late King of Pop lose his entire credibility and career he had built. But he says that at the time he didn’t know what sexual abuse was and only later fell under the weight of what happened to him in reality.
The negligence claim made on MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MJJ VENTURES is in that they “breached their duty to take reasonable protective measures to protect minor children in their charge”.