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'Dance Crew' Judge Shane Sparks

I Believe

Wade Robson

5/12/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0510-shane-sparks-michael-jackson-wade-robsonFormer "America's Best Dance Crew" judge Shane Sparks -- a convicted statutory rapist -- has Wade Robson's back ... telling TMZ, he believes Michael Jackson molested the choreographer.

TMZ broke the story ... Wade has filed a claim with the MJ Estate, alleging the King of Pop molested him for 7 years, from the time he was 7 until he turned 14.

Shane tells TMZ, "I've been knowing Wade forever. Because of the man he is, I do believe him. I don't think he would lie about this because this could hurt him ... He don’t need the publicity or the money. I think this is something that has been on his mind and he had to get it off."

Shane tells us, a big clue emerged soon after he met Wade, who was not much older than 7 at the time.

According to Shane, Wade's tiny apartment was filled with ridiculously expensive electronics -- mixing boards, beat machines, video games, and other "rich kid" toys ... all of which were gifts from Michael.

Shane says Wade was so tight with MJ, he was allowed to host birthday parties at Neverland Ranch without Michael present -- and the only room that was off limits was Michael's bedroom.

Background on Shane, a self-professed MJ fan ... back in 2011, he was convicted of having unlawful sex with a minor under 16.

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IwuvTMZ    

He's gullible.

341 days ago
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elpablo    

Who in their right mind wouldn't believe him? Obviously MJ was a sick pervert. He got off on molesting little boys. It's past time that his victims get the justice he deserves.

341 days ago
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Lisa    

Not surprised he believes. When Michael looks weird to people he must be doing some bad things. Any expert in psychology and body language will tell you Wade is lying

341 days ago
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claudiamartelly    

Is that supposed to be evidence? Well, I allowed friends to host parties at my house, I buy them gifts and when I have company my room is off limits. OK...OK...y'all caught me. I'm a perv. Guilty.

341 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

I'll believe Wade doesn't need the money when he stops asking for money!

341 days ago
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Irene    

Who cares whether you believe him or not.

341 days ago
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BlahBlahBlahGinger    

Takes one to know one............

341 days ago
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mj fan forever    

And a CONVICTED rapist, a delinquent, would want to judge Michael Jackson on which he has absolutely NO say in?!? I DO believe he believes that liar as no doubt is normal for a paedophile like him to have sex with children. And FYI Michael Jackson's bedroom has ALWAYS been off limits as only to his children (and afterwards murderer) were allowed to enter. And Michael Jackson always allowed children to attend his house even when he was not there and made them gifts, included children in the hospitals. I don't understand what this sick pervert would want to dare "to prove" but surely he showed how between sick perverts they comprehend each other.

341 days ago
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BB not bb    

Michael got away with a lot because no one wanted to believe it was true. He was a pathetic person and it was written all over his face.

341 days ago
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BB not bb    

He bought him expensive things to confuse him and bribe him emotionally. MJ was a sick manipulator. He never learned how to grow up and come into his own as a man. He had shame relationships with women that ended in divorce.


People who admire him blindly are admiring a mentally disturbed pedophile. If that is your role model, then you have your own issues.


MJ had good and bad qualities, but the bad qualities destroyed the lives of many innocent boys. Is that a good outcome for you? Is that the society you want to live in, where the privileged get to do all the damage they want and get away with it?


He is probably writhing around in a grave now wishing that he had taken the chance to face his past and deal with is life instead of taking it out on other children.

341 days ago
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Jackie    

DUDE Michael let just about all his friends and family host parties and stay at his home when he was gone (which was VERY often). Michael even let his nephew TJ hold a birthday party there for his girlfriend Kim K (MJ wasn't there). ALSO it wasn't just kids that got gifts from Michael...he apparently gave people gifts all the time. chris Tucker has said that he would visit Michael and say "nice tv" and Michael would say "you like it?...here it's yours". IMO Shane Sparks isn't doing Wade any favors by speaking out...considering his record...and what he said was stupid.

341 days ago
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Jackie    

ANOTHER THING.....why is it that every story about Wade Robson and Michael Jackson that appears here on TMZ is all in capital letters which makes it hard to miss?......hmm

341 days ago
13.

The Man They Call Louis    

Shane who?....

341 days ago
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Mina    

Stop! Neverland had an open door policy and MJ hosted thousands of families. There were many times when he wasnt even there yet the doors were open. MJ there birthday parties and weddings for his friends there so dont make it like a big deal. Ask Nicole Richie, she would know since she had her B-day there. MJ gifted friends and fans, so dont make it an issue. He gave away his own memorobilia as well. Did you all know that Wade Robsons mother and sister testified in 2005 that MJ was only at Neverland four times when they were there. Go figure.

341 days ago
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Mina    

Cant stop laughing at this silly story!!! Grasping for straws?!! Many friends of MJ threw their birthday parties there and had their weddings at the ranch. So whats the problem??? MJ gave away stuff all the time to his friends. This is so lame to bring this up and make it a story.

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