Choreographer files sexual molestation claim against Michael Jackson

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

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Michael Jackson

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.

Read More On This Artist

Michael Jackson Merchandise
More News
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come off stage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...
Graham Coxon's bikes sell for £24,000 at charity auction

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM