According to new legal documents, one of Michael Jackson’s alleged victims has come forward to claim that Jackson ran one of the “most sophisticated child sexual abuse” operations in history.
Wade Robson has previously alleged that the late singer abused him when he was seven years old. However, the choreographer later denied any abuse when called to testify during a 2005 molestation trial in which Jackson was accused of abusing a thirteen year old boy.
At the time Jackson’s former housekeeper, Blanca Francia, said the she witnessed Robson and Jackson in the shower together.
Jackson was cleared of all 14 counts of allegations against him in 2005 but Robson later sued the late singer’s estate in May 2013, accusing him of molesting him for seven years.
At the time, the claims were labelled “less than credible” by Jackson’s estate.
The new claims feature in an amended complaint filed by Robson against two of Jackson’s companies, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures. Claiming the star’s inner circle served a ‘dual purpose’, Robson alleges that those close to the star had a process in place for seeking out and enticing children to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.
Robson’s lawyer, Vince Finaldi, reportedly wrote the following in the motion:
“The thinly-veiled, covert second purposes of these businesses was to operate as a child sex abuse operation.
“Specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims.”
Finaldi claimed that Jackson’s company would send a limousine to pick families up and take them to paid for accommodation. He also reportedly would offer gifts.
“MJJ Productions operated the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation the world has known.”
According to the complaint, Robson first met Jackson in Australia after winning a dance competition run by MJJ Productions. Robson was just five years old at the time.
Robson and his family were invited to stay at the Neverland Ranch and did so two years after their first meeting. However, Robson claims that while his family slept elsewhere, he shared the superstar’s bed. Robson claims this was the first time he was abused by Jackson.
In the newly amended complaint, Robson claims he was abused by the late singer for the next seven years. He alleges that once he hit puberty, Jackson was “no longer as interested in him sexually”. Finaldi told New York Daily News:
“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap.
“It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”
Sexual abuse claims – expert advice
Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialises in directing sexual abuse claims in a considerate and compassionate manner. You will be given the direct-dial of your case handler, meaning that you will always be able to reach the person you need.
For an open and friendly conversation about your situation, and to find out how we can assist you relevant to your individual experience, call 0800 888 6 888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.