An attorney for Jackson has come forward to defend the late entertainer.
Wade Robson, the man who, four years after Michael Jackson’s death, came forward to accuse the pop star of molestation, has come under fire again. This time it is from MJ’s lawyer, who represented the star during his 2005 molestation case, Tom Mesereau. After Robson appeared on the Today show yesterday (May 16) accusing Michael Jackson of being a pedophile, who abused and brainwashed him, some people were obviously compelled by his story. Not Mesereau though, who was quick to call BS.
"This is a pathetic and an obvious grab for publicity and an attempt to put pressure on [Michael Jackson's] Estate to pay him money," he said for TMZ. Mesereau objected to Robson’s claim that it wasn’t about the money, saying: "Why call yourself a creditor if it's not about money." That’s a valid objection, to be sure. Not only that, but Robson’s claim might be discredited by the fact that back then, in 2005 he testified in the molestation case and was adamant that MJ hadn’t done anything to him. And the claims of suppressed memories might be a bit more plausible, if Robson hadn’t claimed 7 years of them – the incidents allegedly happened when he was between 7 and 14.
As for the money he claims he's not after, the attorney isn’t buying it: "Everyone knows this Estate is well over a billion dollars and growing." The case is yet to be settled, however with all the media coverage it has been getting, it’s safe to say that it’s been decided in the court of public opinion. And it isn't looking good for Robson.
Jacko's final years certainly were troubling, but Robson's accusations are a bit iffy too.