Wade Robson, a choreographer who claims to have been befriended by Michael Jackson as a child, has filed a lawsuit against two companies related to the late star, alleging that they “[enabled] his sexual abuse of kids”.
Robson, now 33 and who has worked with the likes of Britney Spears and NSync, is suing MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, with a trial reportedly set for March in Santa Monica, California.
Robson’s lawyer Vince Finaldi claimed to The New York Daily News this week: “MJJ Productions operated the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation the world has known.”
“Although MJJ Productions on its face was a multimedia company dedicated to creating and distributing Michael Jackson’s music and entertainment, it actually served a dual purpose, and that was locating, producing and enabling his sexual abuse of kids,” he added.
“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch [Jackson’s home] was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi went on to allege. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”
According to New York Daily News, Robson claims that to have first met Jackson when he was five years of age, with the alleged abuse spanning eight years.
Robson previously had denied he was sexually abused by Jackson during the star’s 2005 molestation trial. He later recanted his denial, with claims against Jackson’s estate thrown out by a judge in 2013.
A lawyer for MJJ Productions has declined to comment on these new allegations, while a source from Jackson’s camp described the complaint to Daily News as “too silly” to warrant a response.