Michael Jackson is dead and he’s still being accused of child molestation. Dance choreographer Wade Robson just came forward saying he was one of those abused, and he wants money from Michael Jackson’s estate. In 2005, a 13 year-old boy alleged that Jackson abused him. Being a child who used to hang out with Michael Jackson, Mr. Robson was brought in as a witness and testified that when he was young Michael Jackson did not molest him, although Mr. Jackson’s housekeeper raised some doubt when she claimed that she saw an 8 or 9 year-old Robson showering with Jackson. Mr. Robson is now taking that back.
Wade met Michael when he was 5 years old and they developed a friendship that lasted for years. By the time Wade was 7, he went for sleepovers at Neverland and MJ’s homes in L.A. and Vegas. The sleepovers continued until Wade was 14.
Wade even performed to a Michael Jackson song on “Star Search” when he was 8 years old.
Wade’s lawyer filed legal docs May 1 asking the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case to allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against the Estate. In the documents, Wade’s lawyer says he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse.”
Wade’s lawyer has filed the actual complaint under seal — which means it’s not available to the public. Sources tell TMZ … the complaint specifically outlines the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson.
Wade’s lawyer also mentions a psychiatrist who treated Wade — the doctor is a leader in the field of child psychology.
I’m not exactly sure what California’s statues of limitations on child molestation are. According to The Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog in 2012, California “abolished the statute of limitations for aggravated rape (which among other things can require that the victim be seriously injured).” However, they also state that they were not able to abolish statute of limitations retroactively. “The current statute of limitations for filing charges of molestation against a minor is ten years” but “Molestation charges can also be brought one year from the date it is reported to the authorities regardless of when that happens, and even if the ten-year time limit has expired.” Since the complaint is sealed, I don’t know what the exact details of Robson’s case are nor do I know how he’s going to win a case against someone who’s dead, but this is why I am not a lawyer.
In 1994, a man named Evan Chandler accused Jackson of molesting his son and got $22 million in a settlement with a stipulation that his son sign a non-disclosure agreement. Then in December of 2009, the FBI released documents pertaining to this 1994 molestation case and a separate molestation case in 2005. You can read all 333 pages of it here.
May 8, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Sharon Osbourne is one classy broad, and classy broads should always put the world to rights. For this reason, she’ll be testifying at the wrongful death trial surrounding the late Michael Jackson’s death and speaking out in support of MJ’s mother Katherine Jackson, who wants more than $40 billion in damages from AEG Live.
From Radar Online:
The revelation comes only days after Ozzy’s wife revealed on her CBS show, The Talk, that AEG executives had told her that the King of Pop was not well enough during rehearsals for his scheduled shows at the O2 Arena in London.
“Sharon Osbourne was added to the plaintiff’s witness list. The jury will be extremely interested to hear what Sharon has to say. Sharon is extremely credible, and she doesn’t have an axe to grind with anyone in this case. She just wants to tell the truth about what certain key executives at AEG told her before Michael tragically passed away. This goes to the heart of Katherine’s case that AEG knew Michael wasn’t healthy, and everyone at AEG knew it,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
The news that Osbourne will take the stand comes only days after she made a startling revelation on The Talk. Speaking about the civil lawsuit, the spitfire British redhead said, “And the thing is, there were certain people that work at that company that knew that Michael Jackson was not well and they didn’t care because it’s business, and at the end of the day whether he performed or he didn’t, they would still make money. I’ve had conversation’s with certain people at that company (AEG) who have said exactly that to me. If they would like me to go to court, (the Jackson family), I will stand up and tell them who said that to me!”
Well, this seems to have exactly zero to do with Sharon Osbourne, but way to put your nose in where it’s not needed, lady. That being said, she obviously has a point. Companies want to make money off celebrities and it doesn’t matter how fucked up they are in their personal lives. If they can possibly be thrown onto a stage and made to perform, thereby bringing in the cash, then it doesn’t matter how unhealthy they are while doing it. Is it worth $40 billion? Eh, it seems a bit excessive, but that’s not for me to say. But AEG did hire Conrad Murray, who is notoriously kind of a prick and definitely shares much of the blame here, and they should all pay up.
April 5, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
LaToya Jackson is trying to cash in on Michael Jackson‘s death by, well, cashing in on his kids and getting them on TV. Here’s the deal: LaToya signed all three – Prince, Blanket and Paris – to the Ja-Tail Enterprises talent agency, which totally isn’t even a real thing and has no other clients. Since starting this venture, she’s put them right out on the ho stroll. Paris has been signed up to a movie that’ll start shooting over the summer and Prince is a new corespondent for Entertainment Tonight and will also appear on 90210, though I’d rather be unemployed than be part of that disaster.
If all that wasn’t enough, it’s now claimed that LaToya is trying to secure a six-figure deal for the kids to appear in their own reality show, and Oprah Winfrey may be the highest bidder. Make it stop.
From The New York Post:
The coup de grâce for La Toya, who gets a standard 15 percent commission on each deal, would be a reality TV show deal she’s negotiating. Insiders said bidding has approached $10 million.
OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s network, is thought to be the front-runner to land the series that would feature Jacko’s children, La Toya and cameos by family matriarch Katherine.
“Toya’s working it. It’s because [Katherine] can’t say no to her,” one person close to the family said.
She was able to use the sympathy card because most of her siblings were legally barred from the mansion following the videotaped fight between Paris and her aunt Janet, the failed coup on Jacko’s will and the alleged kidnapping of Katherine.
“She pounced while everyone else was making a lot of useless noise. It was her smoke screen, and she got it done,” the insider said.
“She told them how she knew [Michael] better than anybody else, and she knew he’d want them to follow their dreams; and because they were his children, they could be media and entertainment moguls.
“She had a blueprint. She sold it, and they bought it.”
This bitch. Michael’s probably rolling in his grave for a number of reasons, this probably being the least of them, but whatever. His whole family has gone buckwild since he passed away and everyone is trying to cash in on these kids in any way possible, which is a shame. Here’s hoping they manage to find some sense of normality and don’t end up going down the same path that put their father in an early grave.
March 5, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Prince Michael Jackson I AKA , Prince Michael, AKA Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., AKA Michael Jackson‘s oldest son, is working as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Is everyone else thinking, “Wait…what?” Jackson is 16. Meanwhile Lindsay Lohan still can’t get a job. His first interview for the show was with James Franco, Zach Braff, and Sam Raimi of Oz the Great and Powerful. Ewww, Zach Braff. Sorry, at this point, that’s just a reflex I picked up from the ’00s.
Jackson has great ambitions.
From ABC News:
I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.
Dude, I don’t even doubt him. I bet he can do it. In this video, an ET exclusive, Jackson is composed, smart, and sauve. Brooke Anderson, his mentor that’s interveiwing him, is the opposite of all of these. Anderson gushes and giggles,
You’re only sixteen but you seem so much wise and older than your years!
To which Jackson responds,
That’s all thanks to my dad.
And then Anderson lets out a hushed and awed, “Aaohhhhhhhhh” like Jackson just told her, “I am the reincarnation of an Egyptian Pharaoh which is why I’m so much older and wiser beyond my years, shamone.”
February 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Something really fishy is going on with this whole Katherine Jackson thing. She was reported missing, but now she’s not missing, but she could possibly be in the process of being brainwashed so that she’s actually missing even though she doesn’t believe she’s missing. I know, it’s complicated, but let’s break down all the recent developments in convenient bullet points, all right?
- Yesterday, TMZ got a photo of Katherine at a spa in Arizona, playing Uno with some family members. Nothing to see here!
- But just an hour after that, we learned that police had been sent to the Jackson family’s house in California after someone reported an assault. The story is that “someone inside accused someone else present of a physical assault.” No one got arrested, but a report was made.
- Here’s where it starts to get interesting: yesterday, just before that assault happened, a few unnamed Jacksons confronted Michael Jackson’s kids when they arrived at Katherine’s home, yelling at them and trying to take their cell phones. The children were taken away to “a safe location,” and that’s when the assault occurred. It was then revealed somehow that “a plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren.” SHOCKING.
- But here’s where it starts to get really interesting: the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate believe that Katherine has actually been kidnapped by her own children so they can convince her that Michael’s will, which, in case you forgot, leaves all his money to his children and none to his siblings, was faked. The executors are also going to court to request an emergency guardianship for Michael’s kids, since Katherine is god knows where.
If you’re still confused, I don’t blame you. I guess the gist of it all is that Michael Jackson’s brothers and sisters are f-cked up and greedy as hell, they’re trying to convince their mother to be the same way, and also they want to steal money from children. Oh, and Katherine Jackson may still be missing.
July 24, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
“He really could not sleep. Have you ever seen the Thriller image when he was made up? He looked that hysterical. … I think in many ways, there were some mirror images in our lives. I’ve seen him cry so many times. He lived a life greater than a hundred years of pain of any human.”
That’s … horrible. I mean, we all know that Jackson had these myriad issues with abuse as a child and substance abuse later on in life, but why the whole “not sleeping” thing? Were his traumas scarringly bad enough that he couldn’t even escape them in shutting down for the evening? Was it due to medication withdrawal? Was it, as a lot of people say, an inability to “shut down” his creativity? Was this how he wanted it to end after all?
All I know is that Conrad Murray is releasing a documentary this Friday, one that was filmed in the days after Jackson’s death in 2009, discussing all sorts of issues that had been in place which resulted in Jackson’s untimely death. In the special, 8Murray will be divulging information about the late performer’s special lifelong friendship with Murray himself. I don’t know about you guys, but he has got my attention. This could be fascinating. Will you be tuning in to MSNBC on Friday?