Michael Jackson died back in 2009, yet allegations of child abuse are still plaguing the star's musical legacy. A new complaint has just been filed, stating that ten horrific years of abuse were facilitated by companies owned by the King of Pop.
Wade Robson, a choreographer, has put forward new negligence claims against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures which argue that both of MJ's companies operated "the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation the world has known."
Robson's attorney wrote last Friday:
"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."
In addition to this, Robson described how he encountered Michael Jackson when he was just 5-years-old during a stint on a talent competition in Australia. Two years later when he was 7, he was invited to stay at the singer's Neverland Ranch in California, America, for a few days where he first slept in Jackson's bed and where the sexual abuse first began. Apparently, this lasted until he turned 14-years-old when he hit puberty and Jackson was "no longer as interested in him sexually."
The Damaging Allegations Against Michael Jackson Continue
As it stands, this is the latest in a slew of frightening sexual abuse claims against Jackson, which began in 1993 when Evan Chandler accused the star of inappropriate relationships with his 13-year-old son Jordan. Over the following decade, numerous families also contacted the authorities about similar allegations, including Robson himself.
Although the young man was first called to testify in defense of the singer in 2005, back then admitting to loving MJ as a father, he later suffered a breakdown and began attending therapy sessions in 2012. It was then that he realized that his relationship with Michael also constituted sexual abuse.
Fast forward a year and Robson fully turned his plea around in 2013, going on to file claims against Jackson's estate. Despite the fact that a superior court judge told him that his claim would be dropped if he delayed legal action any further and Jackson's estate attorney's dismissal of his actions as "outrageous and pathetic," Robson's taken further steps.
His attorney is now amending the complaint to include numerous negligence claims, the main one being the issue that:
"[MJJ Ventures and MJJ Productions] breached their duty to take reasonable protective measures to protect minor children in their charge."
And so, decades on the nightmare continues. The trial is scheduled for March 2017.