In an amendment to a 2013 lawsuit, choreographer Wade Robson claims that commercial enterprises run by Jackson doubled up as a "child sexual abuse operation".
An alleged victim of the late Michael Jackson claims that the megastar operated “most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organization the world has known,” in sensational new court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Celebrity choreographer Wade Robson apparently made the shocking claims in an amendment he made to a 2013 complaint he filed against MJJ Productions (Jackson’s entertainment company) and MJJ Ventures.
Michael Jackson in 2008
“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 statement by attorney Vince Finaldi is quoted as reading.
“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.”
33 year old Robson says he first met Jackson at the age of five, when he won a competition run by MJJ Productions in his native Australia. Two years after that, his family was invited to stay at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch home in California, where The Hollywood Reporter article states he slept in Jackson’s bed and was first abused by him.
He claims that the abuse ran for seven years, and only ended when he “began showing signs of puberty” and Jackson was “no longer as interested in him sexually”.
Robson didn’t come forward with the allegations until four years after Jackson’s death in 2009, saying that he didn’t believe he had been abused until 2012 when he had a nervous breakdown and entered therapy. In 2005, he appeared as a witness for Jackson’s defence in a separate abuse trial.
MJJ Productions has not responded to the new sensational claims as of the time of writing, but the attorney for Jackson’s estate, Howard Weitzman, described the lawsuit as “outrageous and pathetic” back in 2013.
A judge then threw the case out of court in 2015, but Robson’s new trial is set for March 13th next year, according to People.