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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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121.

duilama    

Rabbids,


really, like I told you before, ask yourselves honestly didn't you see that coming???


It may take another 30 years until another man come to talk again, including Prince and Blanket, and unfortunately most of you old hags may not live to that day, but I will be celebrating again!!!!

503 days ago
122.

Blondesense    

It doesn't say he has 'suppressed' memories you retards. It says he broke down under the pressure. Suppressed memories come out of the blue. Also if you look at pics of Wade as a child he looks a lot like the other accusers.

503 days ago
123.

ken    

wade robson don't have much money anymore, he is wanting money now from MJ estate. Thats very sad

503 days ago
124.

Top's Wife    

I don't know if this happened or not. It seems strange that nearly 4 yrs later you SUDDENLY remembered that you were violated. But in the meantime you had/have a career working with other celebrities. You should do***ent every thing that happens from now on.

So if it's money Mr. Robson is after and if he does indeed get money from MJ's estate I hope you bless other victims with that money. on the other hand if you're lying to get money just remember what goes around comes around.

503 days ago
125.

greatactor    

Give it up MJ fans. When even the star witness in MJ's defense admits MJ molested him, it's over.

503 days ago
126.

annie    

I think a lot of MJ fans have never sat and read the transcripts of the court precedings... the ONLY thing that got MJ off it appears was Wade's defense of him! If he had went against him, MJ would have been in prison still it appears, and perhaps alive today. Abused people take years often, to come out of it. He didn't go after the money when he was able to, so this certainly is an eye opening accusation. No parent should have allowed their 7-12 yr old to stay repeatedly at MJ's bedroom and bathroom to be alone with him. Just ludicrous parenting.

503 days ago
127.

krys    

I always knew Michael was really Chester the Molester but I also think this guy whether it happened or not is just low on cash. He should have outed him Years ago. I hate to think what Michael's plans really were for his kids! Disgusting!

503 days ago
128.

Ann G.    

just because he's after money doesn't mean he's lying!!!!! it could also mean that he's coming forward with the TRUTH and wants compensation!

503 days ago
129.

pam    

If it wasn't a creditor's claim, then I would believe him. If he never filed a claim against the estate seeking damages and just came out and said "I'm doing this for all victims of sexual abuse" then he would be credible. But I am skeptical as hell.

503 days ago
130.

Ann G.    

wade robson there are people who support you!!! thank you for finally telling the truth and let the world know what really happened!!

503 days ago
131.

SaraJane    

I am Sick of this bullcrap, so I'm going to repeat....
Wade Robson has sold his soul to the Devil.
Katherine Jackson vs AEG Live is the reason for these dirty tricks, and 40 billion dollars.

AEG obviously made him an 'offer he couldn’t refuse' to try to divert the Jurors attention in the case.
The Timing is extremely suspect.
Robson has been bought, plain and simple.
There are 40 billion reasons why AEG, with the defence are doing this.
And 'Robsome' will have to live with his conscience for the rest of his natural life.

503 days ago
132.

Amulet    

I know many people who were sexually assaulted as children. Every single one of them knew what was happening and that it was wrong.

Perhaps he was repressing the thought of the amount of money that could be made?

503 days ago
133.

RoxyMtns    

Looks like somebody is low on work and needs some money. If these memories were truly repressed they would havew been shaken loose when he testified FOR Michael in the earlier trial. Just another grub looking for some free cash

503 days ago
134.

MiMi    

Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Michael Jackson estate, issued this statement: “Mr. Robson’s claim is 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. Now, nearly 4 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.”

Earlier:
Wade Robson, accusing Michael Jackson now of sexual molestation, will have to refute and recant all his praises of Jackson. That will start with this video for “ET” made since Jackson died. “We had a wonderful relationship,” Robson said.

Watch the video:

http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/05/08/michael-jackson-accu...

503 days ago
135.

trini_angel    

He's in it for the money. Sue ur parents for allowing u into rich celebrities homes just so they could live the good life

503 days ago
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