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Wade Robson

'Michael Jackson Was a Monster'

And Sexual Abuser

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

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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46.

LOZAP    

At the end of the day, Wade COULD be telling the truth BUT in all honesty I find it VERY HARD TO BELIEVE. I'm not saying that MJ couldn't have possibly been a pedophile BUT him coming out with this NOW smells of BULLPOOPIES to me! Wade Robinson's career has been nonexistent for awhile now and the dude is hard up on cash so he decided to just one day to pull some RANDOM SUPRESSED MEMORIES OUT OF HIS RANK BUTTHOLE and score a HUGE PAYDAY! MJ had been DEAD for how long now and even AFTER he's been dead for this long he still NEVER came out with this UNTIL NOW? Dude needs the MONEY bad and what better way to get it then to jump on the "MJ touched my PEEPEE" bandwagon and score some cash! Hey MJ could have done it, but let's be REAL, DUDE is after the CASH ONLY not his SANITY! Watch, he'll all of a sudden be CURED of his menatl trauma when the fork over the dollars!

478 days ago
47.

jen    

I believe Wade.

478 days ago
48.

Steve    

He thinks he can now get a free ride. Live with what you said in the past and go get a job looser

478 days ago
49.

WiddoMouse    

Don't you think Mr. Robson was paid well enough for commiting perjury for Mr. Jackson back in 2005? He should not benefit financially for being both a victim and a character witness.

478 days ago
50.

Mis    

.... Jesus H.

You know what, I hope he did get molested...
He seems like a douche.
And apparently a Coward waiting till he died and all.
Freaking EMBARRASSING you are a grown ass man, the ****?

478 days ago
51.

helen    

Also, I seem to remember Harvey saying something about the impending lawsuit with the concert provider...regarding the kids not being his biological children and how the family didn't want the molestation charges brought up. Please touch on this on tmz live. Since its trail by media already, could this sway a jury and also is this the reason some negative reports are coming out now. To b fair maybe it's not about money for the guy, maybe he was a ****bag who was afraid Jackson wud wreck his career..I say ****bag coz he was an adult at the trial and shud think of other potential victims. But I stand by my earlier comment 'repressed memories' are unreliable in my opinion. I would b interested to learn if the psychiatrist has any links to Jackson or the concert providers

478 days ago
52.

Phea    

This little bitch! Ya know what, he probably was gettin' diddled by MJ but probably didn't mind it as long as he was getting money for it. He's nothing but a cheap whore who road the coat of MJ until there was nothing to left to ride. If you were really butt hurt, pun untended, over getting molested by MJ then ya should've said something when it mattered, not when the guy's dead. You, SIR, are a desperate WHORE.

478 days ago
53.

rosethorngurl    

Okay, so let's be real here. Whether or not MJ actually did those things in the eyes of the court doesn't matter. The statue of limitations is 2 years. And he had the opportunity to come forward in 05 as a witness, he turned it down. Back in 05, MJ couldn't have done anything to him for telling the truth; so while brainwashing as an excuse works to a point, it really won't hold up in a court of law. Going into this, he's already being looked upon unfavorably. If he really wanted people to hear him and believe him, he should have just come forward and released a statement or book. By going to court he looks suspicious. I realize rape is a serious trauma, especially to kids, but hes an adult now. So he needs to behave and think accordingly. Living off of I had a bad childhood only gets you so far. But I do believe something happened, as most sane people do. MJ may have been a talented performer, but he was mentally unstable. And frequently showcased that fact all on his own. But unfortunately, none of it matters now. He's dead from being to high on his own crap, and Wade needs to just learn to heal. It's what's best for his own mind in the end. Not going through a court case where are subjected to personal questions and made to look a fool.

478 days ago
54.

Anthony    

I could give 2 craps about MJ's legacy, nor do I care if his estate ends up broke. Having said that this guy is so full of bologna, this is a money grab if I ever seen one.

478 days ago
55.

Mis    

I think there should be a timestamp on reporting this ****..

Once you are an adult, you have accepted it, so like after 18, Get the eff over it.

puke.

478 days ago
56.

morinen    

You will burn in hell for these lies, you son of a bitch! How dare you after all Michael had done for you?

What about your tears at his funeral, what about your tribute, what about " I just cant bear the thoughts of deleting his messages." What about " 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." THAT'S YOUR WORDS YOU BASTARD.

478 days ago
57.

Liz777    

shut the **** up please! Wade Robson in money digger! Michael Jackson wasn't guilty, after all he did to help children... Don't judge him, you don't know who he really was. Do researches and you'll be sure that MJ is innocent!

478 days ago
58.

martinamerica    

Multimillion dollar estates sure have a way of jogging "repressed" memories... Obviously justice can only come through a hefty cash payout.

478 days ago
59.

Tom L    

Thanks to Michael Jackson
and a few other perverts,
we are able to tolerate child molestation
more than we used to.

478 days ago
60.

Max    

This is Wade vs. A Dead Man. SO SAD!!!! Michael isn't here to defend himself but in 2005 he was Wade! You are a cowardly punk, low life, broke 30 year old man.

Michael might not be "normal' but he is no damn child molester! Michael has 2 boys who have never said anything bad about their father! We all know that a true pedo can't quit repeated acts!

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