Choreographer files sexual molestation claim against Michael Jackson

Wade Robson is contradicting evidence he gave at Jackson's 2005 trial

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A new claim of sexual molestation against Michael Jackson has been filed, according to reports.

As CNN reports, choreographer Wade Robson, 30, is alleging the singer sexually abused him as a child, contradicting evidence he gave at Jackson’s 2005 trial. The details of Robson’s claims have been sealed by Los Angeles’ probate court after they were filed last week.

The deadline has now passed for creditors to file claims against the Jackson estate but Robson is requesting the court allow him to file a later creditor’s claim. The sealed documents reportedly contain an affadavit - sworn statement of fact - from Dr David Arrendondo, a San Francisco-based child psychiatrist.

Jackson stood trial for child molestation charges in 2005, centred around a 13 year-old cancer survivor who frequently visited his Neverland Ranch. He was also charged with plying the boy with alcohol, conspiring to abduct, extort and falsely imprison the child and his family. During the trial, a Neverland housekeeper testified that she saw Jackson and Robson showering together during a visit in the early 1990s. He was acquitted on all counts.

Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who successfully defended Jackson in the trial, has described Robson’s claims as "suspicious", coming at the same time as the start of the trial of Jackson’s wrongful death case. Jackson’s mother and children are currently suing concert promoter AEG Live in a £26 billion civil trial.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled last month that AEG Live can also raise Jackson's 2005 child abuse case as it may be relevant to the singer's history of prescription drug abuse and despondency.

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