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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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31.

Minnetonka40    

All you young 20 year olds commenting on MJ were not around during these trials Michael went through..Matter a fact you weren't around when Micheal was in his hey day. At the time half the country believed he was guilty! He was a strange, strange man who did strange, strange things. Grown men do not sleep with other people's children. The weird **** this guy did..You don't want to believe some things, I get that. But the likelihood of this guy being guilty was very probable.

340 days ago
32.

Susan62509    

Shane Sparks is a molester himself since he sex with someone under 16. Any millionaire that wants to buy gifts for a child is NOT a child molester, so Shane's logic of MJ gifting Robson with electronic's means nothing. Per Shane, if "Robson doesn't need the publicity or money" then why is Robson filing a creditor's claim with MJ's Estate? A creditor's claim IS asking for money. If Robson didn't want publicity he would have filed his creditor's claim using a pseudonym. Robson isn't hurting MJ, Robson is hurting MJ's three children.

340 days ago
33.

baybomber    

They are all gay anyways

340 days ago
34.

margie    

XCCFRTTYY

340 days ago
35.

What I Think    

I believe that both Prince and Blanket will announce to the world someday that they too were molested by MJ.

340 days ago
36.

MiMi    

Shane Sparks To Stand Trial August 16, 2011. In what has undoubtedly been a shock to the dance world, two well-known teachers and choreographers will stand trial in the coming months in Los Angeles courtrooms on charges of rape and child molestation. Hip Hop star Shane Sparks, a familiar face on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” was arrested on December 18 of last year at his North Hollywood apartment on six counts of a lewd act upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16. The accuser, who was under 14 at the time, is identified in court do***ents only by first name and last initial. The alleged crimes occurred between July 1, 1994 and April 30, 1997. Sparks is currently free on bail. If convicted on all charges, Sparks could face 14 years and eight months in prison. Sparks’ pre-trial conference was held today, August 9, 2011 at the Van Nuys, CA Courthouse. His trial date is set to begin on August 16, 2011.

http://www.dancetrackmagazine.com/shane-sparks-pleads-no-...

340 days ago
37.

Norba    

Isn't everyone's concern about "double-dipping?" First Wade gets paid to play/defend, now Wade wants a paycheck as the horrified victim.

340 days ago
38.

MiMi    

Former "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographer and former "America's Best Dance Crew" judge Shane Sparks pled 'no contest' to a felony charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl.


The dance instructor, whose full name is Melvin Shane Sparks, was sentenced to 270 days in jail and avoided eight additional felony charges by making the plea deal on August 16, according to legal do***ents obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com after they were made public on August 25.

In addition, Sparks will have 5 years of formal probation, complete a 52 week sex offender counseling program, he must stay 100 yards away from the victim at all times, may never be in the company of a minor female without another adult present, must pay several fines and fees and must complete his jail sentence within one year from August 16.

According to the disturbing legal do***ents, Sparks forced her to have sex with him after offering to drive her home from a dance class he taught in 1994, when she was 12 years old. He instead brought her to his home and raped her before bringing her home.

In addition, investigators found "at least six other victims, whom between the ages of 12-17, were also abused" by Sparks.

http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/SYTYCD-choreographer-Shane-...

340 days ago
39.

Norba    

If you're going to defend, good, then defend. If you're going to attack, fine, attack. But don't do both. Cuz then you wind up lookin like a playa.

340 days ago
40.

Norba    

Not be beat a dead horse to death but Wade took the stand to *discredit* an alleged victim. To discredit and say *hogwash* to an alleged victims' suit and story. So now that THAT gravy train has passed he's deciding to get on a new one? Wade you can only get on one gravy train. After that you look disingenuous.

340 days ago
41.

Norba    

...cuz what's next I-just-remembered-that-I-actually-never-remembered-anything-in-the-first-place?! -...Save yourself Wade. Say I want to recuse myself, I don't want $, but the allegations are all true.

340 days ago
42.

Hayley    

I'm not sure what happened to Wade, but my major problem with this whole thing is that MJ IS DEAD. Nothing that can be done can hurt him personally. Suing will only take money from his estate, which belongs to his kids/family now. His innocent children would be the ones hurt from this (not only because the money, but because they have to hear all these negative, possibly false, accusations of their father). You can't take nothing from Michael because it's too late. It looks suspicious - whether it's true or not. If he was still alive and a criminal suit was filed, then that would be another story.

In summary, MJ can no longer be charged, he (personally) can no longer be sued. He is dead, and it seems a little to late for all of this.

340 days ago
43.

EasilyHard    

MICHAEL started that skinny jeans GROSSness

340 days ago
44.

Kate    

hmm so Shane Sparks, a convicted felon..having sex with a minor, is someone we should listen to? Give me a break. Shane Sparks is no one that we should be listening to. He is disgusting pervert calling MJ a child molester and believing Wade..whatever..Shane has no credibility and neither does Wade..You dont go around praising your abuser..DUH!!! Wade has said in MANY interviews, in court under oath that Michael was a great person, he loves him, Mj inspired him blah blah blah but now he is saying "oh yeah he did molest me" STFU WADE!!! you sound stupid

340 days ago
45.

MysticalFlute    

....Because a convicted rapist is someone you want on your side when trying to condemn another man's name!

340 days ago
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