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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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61.

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!

429 days ago
62.

robjackson    

Wow, not Michael Jackson? With everyone complaining, I'd guess he gave bad head.

429 days ago
63.

Murph    

Yeah that story might have some merit if Robson came out and said it right after MJ's death but he instead conducted many tributes to the so-called monster and spoke lovingly about him even reminiscing about having a bar-b-que with MJ and his children along with Robson's wife! Whatever! Of course what's the lawyer going to say?

429 days ago
64.

Blue Lake    

He shoulda spoke up during the Arvizo trial. He was only looking out for himself. But no question was Jacko a peewee perv. All his victims should come out and tell the truth, not for money but because it helps kids and victims everywhere.

429 days ago
65.

Tam    

LOL and here come the money grubbers. Man sit your A#$ down and STFU. This is the first of money I am sure lol.

429 days ago
66.

Mary    

To the ones believing Robson: bring us your concrete proofs, that's all we are waiting for. We don't want speculation. Your opinions are as valuable as bull****, because a rumor isn't concrete. Be brainwashed by what you hear, but don't trash someone without knowing the truth (otherwise, we can say your parents have molested you and you can't prove it because, oh, you have repressed memories and it's normal you can't remember.) If there's no proof, there's nothing more to say. A witness can lie. Anybody can lie, especially when they need something, and the timing is just perfect.

429 days ago
67.

nekanicole    

After defending him under oath in court and on TV, going to Mikes's house in Vegas eating barbeque, working as a dancer on his This is It Tour and doing tributes after he died, now he has repressed memories of abuse that only a big fat check can cure.
This is bull****!

429 days ago
68.

dropped    

so he claims for years it never happened and defended him as such and now suddenly claim "OH WAIT HE DID THAT TO ME AS WELL!"

mkay...

429 days ago
69.

forreal    

Repressed memories my arse! He's been dead 4 effing years! Why didn't he jump on the bandwagon when everyone else was suing? MJ presented no threat because he was dead.

429 days ago
70.

nan    

Baloney ha ha ha ..a monster huh
there is 20 years of him saying he was the kindest person he ever met.
I wonder what AEG is holding over his head.

429 days ago
71.

nan    

AEG said they were going to get dirty and they are.
They must think the general public is stupid.
I really was against the Jackson lawsuit.
Thought they should get over it , but it sure looks like AEG is worried about it , if they are mining this cr@p.

429 days ago
72.

Emma    

Given that, from the best of my understanding; Wade defended Jackson twice under oath (and the second time as a grown man), both his Mother and sister also defended Jackson under oath, 10 months ago Wade was still publicly praising Jackson, Wade was trying to get hired to be part of the new MJ-Cirque show, has done multiple tributes to MJ since his death, visited him before he died and had a BBQ where he met MJ's kids and didn't seem concerned for their safety, and to top it all off… he didn't contact the authorities about this "realization" of his, or even file a lawsuit, but instead filed a creditors claim against his estate of all things. Then we have the issue that Wade has been let go/fired from working at tours before (notably, he was replaced on one Britney's more recent tours), not to mention the fact "repressed memories" is largely considered pseudo junk science, and needs to be corroborated by multiple psychologists over extended years of time. I'm having a hard time automatically buying this story due to all these discrepancies and more.

429 days ago
73.

DAH    

I think that if the allegations were the truth, this s***bag would not be asking for $$$ from the estate, and instead would just want the truth to be out there. The fact that he testified under oath twice, and that they remained friends up to MJ's death sort of proves the exact opposite...and that the Estate should go after him for defamation because this is sure to hurt the earnings for the children (not like they need it) and it would send a message that they are protecting themselves against anyone who is stupid enough to continue to make claims. Children who are victims of abuse always have tell signs that something that is going on, it is a defense mechanism (both physical and emotional)

429 days ago
74.

haze    

i see that he defended mik jackson and commited purjury. why do woman who defend thier husband after they get beat over and over and over again it something in their brain that they feel sympathy for their attacker. Look at that girl that got kidnapped and raped for years and had children was scared to tell the cops and didnt want anything bad to happen to them its because she felt sympathy for her attacker

429 days ago
75.

CECE     

What people will do for money! SAD....

429 days ago
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