Wade Robson, dancer, once said,
Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever. He is the reason I dance, the reason I make music, and one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of human kind.
But times have changed and now Robson is saying via his lawyer that Jackson was, “a monster”. It was about a decade ago that Robson testified on behalf of Jackson in an unrelated sexual abuse trial when he said that Jackson never molested him. Now he’s gotten a lawyer and seeking damages, alleging that Jackson actually did abuse him. So why is he coming forward now? Here’s what his lawyer’s saying, via TMZ:
Last year, on a career trajectory that was off the charts, he [Wade] collapsed under the stress and sexual trauma of what had happened to him for seven years as a child. … He lived with the brain washing by a sexual predator until the burden of it all crushed him.
That is absolutely terrible if this is what happened but one thing sounds really off about this and that’s the mention of Wade Robson’s “off the charts” 2012 career. I must have missed this this “trajectory” as I do not recall anyone talking about Wade Robson since he choreographed ‘Nysnc. And what does this have to do with his career anyway? Okay, I’m done now.
Perhaps another reason Robson didn’t say anything is because not only was he brainwashed, but that Jackson threatened him (allegedly):
If anyone ever finds out about what we did we will go to jail for the rest of our lives … our lives will be ruined forever.
So what is Robson seeking?
Gradstein says they have not asked for any specific amount of money in their legal docs, although that’s clearly the point of filing a creditor’s claim. He then trashes what he calls “the Jackson money machine” which he says is “at it once again to keep the truth from coming out.” But he says, “This time it won’t work.”
By “this time” I’m guessing he’s referring to the 2005 trial that was settled out of court when the victim received a $22 million settlement.
Do you think Michael Jackson was a child molester?