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Wade Robson

'Michael Jackson Was a Monster'

And Sexual Abuser

5/8/2013 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0507-wade-robson-tmz-michael-jacksonThe lawyer for famed choreographer Wade Robson tells TMZ, Michael Jackson was a "monster" who sexually abused Wade for seven years as a child ... and threatened him if he ever went public.

Robson's lawyer, Henry Gradstein, tells 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."

Robson spent many weekends with Jackson at Neverland Ranch and his other homes in L.A. and Vegas between ages 7 and 14.

Gradstein goes on ... "He [Wade] lived with the brain washing by a sexual predator until the burden of it all crushed him."

Gradstein says Michael would tell Wade, "If anyone ever finds out about what we did we will go to jail for the rest of our lives" and “our lives will be ruined forever.”  

Gradstein tells us the threats worked, and Wade kept his mouth shut, adding, "This kind of intimidation of a child by a sexual predator is tragically characteristic and effective, keeping them quiet about the abuse - often for a lifetime."

Wade was steadfast for years that MJ did NOT molest him and indeed became Jackson's star witness at his 2005 molestation trial, adamantly denying any untoward conduct.

The lawyer says, "Michael Jackson was a monster and in their hearts every normal person knows it."

TMZ broke the story ... 30-year-old Robson has filed a creditor's claim against MJ's estate alleging the singer molested him as a child and asking for damages. Sources tell us ... Wade is claiming the reason he didn't file the claim on time is because he repressed the memories of the abuse.

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."



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00 TimothyFlorida 6 Minutes Ago Listen to this because its real and I was the one who first brought to the attention of star magazine and hard copy now court TV reporter Diane Dimond in 1992 one year before the dentist tried to be paid for his sons sexual abuse by MJ- this was a real story that was only reported in London by the SUN as I had come into contact with a former legal secretary who worked for bert fields who is the famous entertainment attorney and who represented MJ- this secretary had just left as his executive #1 secretary because she couldn't continue to be involved in any more Legal settlements to parents bringing demands against MJ for sexual abuse; in 1992 she kept and actually have to me 6 different confidential lawsuit settlements to 6 different families totaling in full over 17 million dollars. When I acquired these law suits from her I went directly (bad choice then) to the Star Magazine which then took the entire story and submitted it to their legal department as the must Do to make sure the legal issues of suit are covered on their part - nevertheless legal advised them that they could not print or break this story because the law suits were obtained and due to the content could not be used to substantiate any part thereof meaning they were either afraid or had been convinced otherwise not to pursue this story - at this time the height of current affair and hard copy were in the rise (before the Internet had taken roots and even before TMZ was around) I contacted a friend at paramount Studios who put me In direct contact with Diane Dimond who we Can all remember who championed against MJ and handled every single aspect of the case from the dentist and also the trial - with this information and copies if the lawsuits- and honest to God after their legal department also review this matter they decided that they couldn't enter into the release and story because as I recall being told by Diane Dimond was that no one in the country could match up against MJ as he was too powerful and rich and anyone that went against him would be destroyed and it wouldn't matter if they were in the TV Movie or music industry's - so now with actual evidence of sexual abuse (against 6) and a possible way To stop this cycle of abuse - there was no one prepared in the USA to confront MJ about these sex crimes. It's really sad because Diane Dimind actually was a champion trying to get this out in the media but to no avail - We did get the tabloid in London to pick it up and it was just considered too unbelievable for anyone to take seriously- One year exactly later the suit was Filed In public by the bev hills dentist and the story now a year later Was in the public arena - I want the disbelievers who swear that he wouldn't do a thing much less molest Boys (he never had a sexual lawsuit Out of the 6 names as any female victims) and besides several VIP persons had knowledge of these acts with boys as they talked freely about it before the charges were leveled by the dentist- and the reason the lawsuit was filed If you aren't sitting down you better- was because when the dentist confronted MJ about the things his 13 or so year old Son advised his he was told that no one would believe him because michael Jackson is a world renowned star and only helps kids- not Molest them. The Beverly Hills PD was contacted and a report (maybe now attainable) was taken and the result if the report was there was no substantiated evidence or proof (90's here) and probable cause to investigate! They didn't even open an investigation because they couldn't risk the publicity of the allegations against MJ because their legal department also got involved To cover the lawsuit possibilities if they instigated an investigation if this magnitude again Michael Jackson. If you ask Diane Dimond to this day she will tell you he is a child Molester past and up to his present. The adoptions if the kids were a way to cover up his past actions and to also conceal his future actions. And just a FYI one if the victims who settled With MJ was Macaulay Culkin. That is why the family Forbid MJ to be I the same room again after a trip where Mac was drugged and in the morning the doctors had to be called to find out what was wrong with him- he had been given a drugged strawberry milkshake - and further remember when president into a inauguration was held MJ and Mac were not seen together by order of the settlement handled By Bert Fields. So is wade Robison Lying? NO he is telling the truth. And for those who will die believing otherwise I really feel sorry for you- this Could've been stopped 20 years ago but no one dared be the one to bring this to the attention if the police or media - except Diane Dimond and myself. Ill be waiting for one of the boys of MJ to finally break away from the Clan and tell the truth about what has happened to them-if they remember and if they can recall anything. And Debbie Row you are as guilty as anyone for allowing him to pay you and then exclude you from any contact with the kid - I hope you know you really were a fatalist to his perversions - what a piece if work you are as well .

496 days ago


Repressed Memory my ass...How coincidental is it that this is now going on in the same time as the AEG obvious this 1 is money motivated just as the others....the last kid was proved to be a liar and the first child's father committed suicide at the same time MJ died...y doesn't the press give light to this ....also the DA Tom Sneddon posting faking pitcures phone calls and fingerprints on porn mags to frame MJ this is criminal on what they've done to a guy whos life was in serving others...

496 days ago


"He lived with the brain washing by a sexual predator until the burden of it all crushed him..."
... and immediately ran to a lawyer to turn his resurrected 'memories' into ca$h, ASAP.

This is absolutely atypical for abuse victims who as a rule need professional help for years to even remember not to mention to talk about what happened. This stupid P.O.S. is an insult to all who really got abused and who really need help. Send him to jail, then he gets f. there and in 10 years or so, he could try to turn thas sweet memories into some ca$h.

495 days ago


Who cares how long he waited!! Abuse is horrible especially when you are a little boy! Ughhh so sad..

495 days ago


I feel terrible for Wade.. Of course MJ abused him.. He also abused the "Home Alone" kid, why do you think he's on drugs and in hiding. I am praying for you Wade. I hope you get some peace and can heal with some closure. MJ was a child molesting monster!! So sad...

495 days ago


I thought the past 2 were lying for money, but now that a 3rd came out of the wordwork who is already successful and doesnt need the fame or money, it is suspicious and raises a lot of questions. Maybe everyone was right about MJ all this time... sad...

495 days ago

Dose Of Reality    

Fans always like to argue "you don't know MJ" and "you weren't there".

Well here's a boy that shared a bed with him many times between the ages of 7 and 14.

MJ always spoke of his abusive childhood at about the same age. How come he never reported Joe to the police immediately? Was it because the abuse was done by an authority figure, a powerful person that he trusted and felt loved him?

Funny, the boys are always dismissed at about the same age.

Where are all the girls?

495 days ago


Michael Jackson’s Ex-Business Associates File Lawsuit Against Estate, Claim Stake Of His Fortune

Posted on May 9, 2013 @ 12:59PM | By carvanradar

It’s hasn’t been a good week for the Michael Jackson estate.

First, Wade Robson filed a claim against the star’s posthumous fortune, alleging he was molested as a teen.

Now, has learned, two men have also filed against John Branca and John McLain, executors of Jackson’s estate, in the Los Angeles Superior Court in a bid to secure two percent of the late singer’s estate.

Broderick Morris and Qadree El-Amin allege they resurrected the King of Pop’s career after his acquittal on child molestation in 2005.

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In return, Jackson promised them a 1.6 percent stake in the future Michael Jackson Company, the men allege in the complaint.

“His reputation had been sullied; he was beset with civil lawsuits and creditors from virtually all quarters. He was on the verge of bankruptcy,” the Morris and El-Amin claim in the complaint.

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“Mr. Jackson began formulating a plan to revive his career with Ms. Bain, who enlisted the help of [colleague A.] King, El-Amin and Morris to form a joint venture through which they would exploit Mr. Jackson’s prodigious talents – not only in the realm of song and dance but in other areas such as animated filmmaking which Jackson had a passionate interest in for years-and contribute their own unique talents, time, efforts and finances toward putting Jackson back on top of the entertainment world as a performer as well as a businessmen.

The men say they lined up projects for Jackson, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 50, with Kanye West, R. Kelly, Babyface and the Black Eyed Peas, the complaint states.

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Morris and El-Amin are seek damages for breach of a joint venture agreement.

495 days ago


Michael Jackson’s Accuser Wade Robson Has Had NO Contact With AEG, Claims His Attorney

Posted on May 9, 2013 @ 5:21AM | By jenheger

Conspiracy theorists have questioned the timing of famed choreographer Wade Robson‘s bombshell decision to file a creditor’s claim against Michael Jackson’s Estate “for childhood sexual abuse,” because of Katherine Jackson‘s $40 billion wrongful death lawsuit trial against AEG and speculated that the concert promoter and the choreographer are working together, but an attorney for the alleged victim tells exclusively that is categorically false.

“Mr. Robson has had NO contact whatsoever with AEG whatsoever regarding their case. It’s false and untrue that AEG had any contact with Mr. Robson before his claim was filed,” Helen Yu, one of the lawyers representing Robson told exclusively.

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On Wednesday, sources close to AEG told us they had no plans to call Robson as a witness at the trial. “AEG has just learned about Wade Robson’s claims, and there doesn¹t seem to be any reason to call him to the stand. Wade doesn’t bring anything to the case that would bolster AEG’s case that they aren’t responsible for Michael Jackson¹s death.”

Katherine Jackson, 82, is suing AEG for up to $40 billion, saying AEG failed to properly screen and supervise cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray, who was to be Michael’s personal physician during his This Is It series of comeback concerts at London’s 02 Arena.

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As we previously reported, Robson, now 30, first met Jackson when he was 5 and had several sleepovers at the Bad singer’s Neverland Ranch — allegedly until he was 14.

This week, Robson used a court filing to reverse his previous position that he was never abused by the King of Pop, despite a maid telling the singer’s 2005 molestation trial that she once saw Robson with Jackson in the shower.

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Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for Jackson’s estate, fired back at Robson’s newfound accusations, labeling his claim as “outrageous and pathetic.”

“This is a young man who has testified at least twice under oath over the past 20 years and said in numerous interviews that Michael Jackson never did anything inappropriate to him or with him,” Weitzman previously told

“Now, nearly four years after Michael has passed, this sad and less than credible claim has been made. We are confident that the court will see this for what it is.”

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Robson’s lawyers fired back to Michael Jackson’s Estate response. In a prepared statement, Robson’s lawyer Henry Gradstein said, “Michael Jackson was a monster, and in their hearts every normal person knows it. Wade Robson, in addition to being one of the most talented people on the planet, is one of the kindest, most gentle, decent and introspective human beings one will ever meet. He is the loving father of a young son and happily married. Last year, on a career trajectory that was off the charts, he 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. ‘If anyone ever finds out about what we did we will go to jail for the rest of our lives, and our lives will be ruined forever,’ Michael would say to him…

“This kind of intimidation of a child by a sexual predator is tragically characteristic and effective, keeping them quiet about the abuse – often for a lifetime. The irony here is that we were the ones who filed under seal and still tried to keep it secret. Amidst all the accusations of a financial motive, no amount of damages is even listed in our papers. There are significant legal issues involved in this case that have the potential to impact lives beyond just our client. But the Jackson money machine, in which everyone is indeed financially motivated, is at it once again to keep the truth from coming out. This time it won’t work.”

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The deadline to file creditor’s claims against Michael Jackson’s Estate has long since passed, but lawyers for the Australian have formally asked Judge Mitchell Beckloff to allow it to be paid.

The first hearing in Robson’s claim is scheduled for June 6.

495 days ago

James Edwards-Marche    

When will people leave him alone?

495 days ago


Makeup artist says Jackson was pushed to rehearse
Associated PressBy ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press – 27 minutes ago...


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's longtime makeup artist testified Thursday that she overhead an executive for concert promoter AEG Live insist that the singer rehearse despite signs of Jackson's declining health.

Karen Faye, who worked with Jackson for more than 27 years, told jurors she became increasingly concerned about Jackson's health and agreed with a fan's assessment that the singer might die if he was pushed too hard in preparations for his "This Is It" concerts.

AEG executives continued to push Jackson, Faye said. She testified she overheard a phone conversation in which AEG executive Paul Gongaware told Jackson's assistant to get him out of a locked bathroom and to a rehearsal.

Faye described Gongaware, AEG Live's co-CEO, as "angry and kind of desperate" in the conversation. She testified Gongaware told the assistant to do "whatever it takes."

Faye said the only people she saw insist that Jackson rehearse were Gongaware and tour director Kenny Ortega.

The makeup artist and hair stylist is testifying in a case brought by Jackson's mother, Katherine, against AEG Live LLC. The suit accuses the Los Angeles-based company of failing to properly investigate the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer's death. Her attorneys also contend the company didn't properly respond to concerns about the singer's health.

AEG denies it hired Murray or bears any liability for Jackson's death.

Faye said she informed Ortega, Jackson's manager and AEG Live co-CEO Randy Phillips about her concerns about Jackson's health during the preparations for the shows. She said Jackson was frustrated and after a costume fitting days before his death repeatedly asked her, "Why can't I choose?"

She said that after Jackson missed several rehearsals, Phillips told her to ignore the singer's instructions.

Jurors are expected to hear from Ortega, Phillips and Gongaware later in the trial.

Faye, choking back tears, read portions of an email from one of Jackson's fans that she forwarded to his now deceased manager, Frank Dileo. It described the singer as a skeleton.

"If we do nothing, he will die," the fan wrote. "I know people who work for him cannot tell him anything. I know his own family tried to help him but he won't listen."

Faye said she wrote Dileo that she agreed with the assessment, but the manager never responded in writing.

By this point, Jackson was often cold to the touch and was becoming increasingly paranoid. Faye said he became obsessed with her being within sight when he was rehearsing onstage.

In earlier testimony, she described severe pain the singer experienced after performance accidents and his increasing reliance on doctors.

She said his reliance on medications coincided with the first time he was accused of child molestation in the early 1990s.

"Michael had to go on stage every night knowing that the whole world thought he was a pedophile," Faye said, shaking her head and crying.

During Jackson's "Dangerous" tour that began in 1992, Faye said she refused a request from promoters to give the Grammy winner injections of pain medications.

She said Gongaware, who handled logistics on that tour, brought in doctors who treated Jackson. The tour was halted early so Jackson could receive treatment for his prescription drug addiction.

His condition worsened during the singer's 2005 trial that ended with his acquittal of child molestation charges, Faye said.

"He couldn't eat," she said. "He was afraid. He was in pain. He got thinner. His physical pain, his back pain, it all kicked in."

Faye spent about 90 minutes testifying about her close relationship with Jackson, who hosted her wedding at his Neverland Ranch and enlisted her to travel around the world with him.

She breezily described Jackson's meetings with Princess Diana and other dignitaries, his Super Bowl performance, and other larger-than-life moments from the singer's life. Jurors and spectators laughed at times as a parade of photos and videos shot during Jackson's performances were played.

"I was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was just very normal," she told jurors. "I found myself working with this magical person."


Anthony McCartney can be reached at .

495 days ago


Good for Wade to come out with the truth so that he can get some healing from his torment. I always knew
in my heart that Wade was keeping this secret, but I
never thought he would make it known. Good for him!
Maybe the other boys will be encouraged do the same now that there is no threat from MJ.

495 days ago


The only brainwashing done is by the therapist.

494 days ago

marvin nubwaxer    

old news

494 days ago

Dose Of Reality    

Come on fans... Why is this so far fetched that you would not even listen to someone that claims to be a victim of such horrible deeds.

Forget it's MJ for a moment.....
This is a middle aged man he shared a bed with, many times, alone, between the ages of 7-14.
Did you read that last sentence? Years later, even though he denied it earlier, he says that the grown man molested him. Doesn't he even deserve to be heard?
You say NO, just because it's Michael Jackson. You immediately dismiss it, simply because it's Michael Jackson.

Never mind MJ was a walking freak show,
had no legitimate relationships with adult female humans,
has had credible accusations against him before,
and had a life that overwhelmingly matches up with every profile of a child molester.
Put all that aside, and this still is worth a legitimate unbiased look.

494 days ago
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