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Wade Robson

Michael Forced Me to Have Sex

And to Keep Quiet About It

5/16/2013 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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-- Howard Weitzman, the attorney for MJ's estate, tells TMZ, “Mr. Robson has adamantly denied under oath and in numerous interviews over the past 20 years that Michael Jackson ever did anything inappropriate to him. He now wants us to believe that he committed perjury at least twice and has been lying to anyone and everyone about Mr. Jackson since the early ‘90s so he can file a claim for money.  Mr. Robson’s transparent lawsuit comes nearly 4 years after Michael passed. His claim is outrageous and sad.”

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Wade Robson
says the only reason he's now changing his story ... accusing Michael Jackson of sexually abusing him for 7 years is because Michael engaged in a campaign of manipulation to keep him silent, especially during MJ's 2005 child molestation trial.

Robson went on NBC Today and said, Michael "performed sexual acts on me and forced me to perform sexual acts on him" from the age of 7 ... until Robson was 14.

Robson claimed he testified in 2005 that Michael did NOT sexually abuse him because Michael told him what they were doing was "an expression of love" ... and added, "if you ever tell anyone what we're doing both of our lives and our careers will be over."

TMZ broke the story ... Robson filed a creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate last week, insisting MJ sexually abused him during his childhood for years, but according to sources he didn't take action until he saw a therapist following a nervous breakdown.

Robson referenced the breakdown on Today, saying ... "For the first time in my life I began to realize that my completely numb and unexplored feelings in relation to what Michael did to me might be a problem and maybe I need to speak to someone about it."

Interestingly, Robson denied repressing memories of the alleged abuse ... instead saying he was merely "psychologically and emotionally completely unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse."

Robson added he doesn't excuse the alleged abuse, but he believed Michael was a "troubled man" who was an amazing talent, but "also a pedophile."

Michael Jackson's estate has told TMZ Robson's allegations are an "outrageous and pathetic" money grab.

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31.

Mina    

thought he was very confusing about why he didn't tell earlier. He said it's not repressed memory, he was just brainwashed, threatened, just ignored his feelings, whatever. Also when he was asked why he lied at the trial then, he started to talk about MJ threatening him. Sorry but you want to say that at the age of 23 you still believed those threats? If there was a time to come out with these allegations it was 2005, when the whole world was against Michael!

He talks about some little role plays with MJ on the phone that made him brainwashed. Brainwashed up until now? I mean you can play the "we both go to jail" crap to a 7-year-old, but if you still believe that in your 20s and 30s then you really have a problem. And that problem is not that you were abused.

- He will have to explain all the prasing of Michael in the past. Not just the trial, but all the VOLUNTARY praises! Where no one asked him to go out and praise MJ. Or why did he keep socializing with Michael - again VOLUNTARILY (he last met him in July 2008 and they had a barbacue together with family)? Why was he so adamant on working on the MJ Cirque show that in July, 2011 he talked in an interview as if he had the job, when he didn't?

- Then now gives this crap about how looking at his son makes him do this. He was soooo obviously fishing for sympathy!

- Just like with the whole psycho-bla bla about how his behavior is so typical of abuse victims. Even if there are many abuse victims who choose to ignore their feelings about their abuser, I don't think they go out of their way to praise their abuser at every opportunity! I don't think they go out of their way to tribute them and that they are desperate to be in tribute shows in honor of their accuser (Cirque).

- And he said money won't make him go away. LOOOL! But they filed for MONEY, for FFS! Under seal, no less! The reason why he was on TV now is that they did not get the money they wanted!

- BTW, I don't think he's in danger of being sued by the prosecution for perjury. Mez said something about the statue of limitations there. And he did not commit perjury anyway. He lies now, not at the trial!

534 days ago
32.

Brando    

White people are liars and are disgusting. This is why Blacks should keep away from these evil MFs. But Michael chose to interract with them and even had White babies. This MF is a liar. MJ is not here to defend himself. Give this MF a lie detector test. He's doing this for attention and money and the White media are giving him too much credence. Heartless people.

534 days ago
33.

Majestik    

The MJ Estate lawyers are going to have a field day with this guy. How many times is he going to change his story? I'll wait and see what comes up in the trial since you know that TMZ will be streaming it live. I love how nothing was supposed to be said until it hit the courts and now this guy is all over the talk show circuit.

534 days ago
34.

al    

Oh please. Deep down every person on the planet minus the delusional Michael stans knows he did it.

534 days ago
35.

karlew    

Jackson was a very talented man who could write and perform a pop song better than pretty well anyone. That however does not mean he did not sexually abuse young boys. He shared his bed with these boys, had regular sleepovers, built an amusement park in his backyard and has been accused more than once. For any other guy that would have the general populace screaming to string up his diddling azz.
Jackson however was defended by many because they only saw the public figure not the private man. Like Jackson a jury acquitted Casey Anthony but people are still calling for her head. Not many say she was acquitted so she must be innocent, yet I hear that defense for Jackson all the time. The only difference between Jackson and Anthony is popularity. I bet if Anthony could sing and dance as well as Jackson they'd be a lot more people supporting her.

534 days ago
36.

Celebrities Suck    

this DBag needs to be charged with defamation..... Everyone wants a cut out of MJ's money. Get a fcking JOB

534 days ago
37.

Sam    

So while Michael was alive, he bought Wade's silence, and now that he's dead, SUDDENLY Wade recalls being abused. Guess the checks must have stopped coming huh Wade?

534 days ago
38.

needaname    

I believe Wade. I think the birth of his son brought all of this on. At the beginning I thought it was made it but I do believe having children changes everything in your life.

534 days ago
39.

Master Po    

I wonder if Paris Prince and Blankets book is going to be titled "Daddy who bought me touched me, then the people bought daddys records attack now me".

534 days ago
40.

Jackie    

THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE....so he's saying he DID know MJ had been touching him sexually for years BUT he didn't know it was "abuse" until recently??..is that what I'm hearing?....LOLOLOLOL MEANWHILE he was GRILLED for that 2005 trial about stuff just like this and he never cracked once and was even offended at the suggestion MJ would touch him or other kids sexually. >>>>>>>>>ALSO he's been talking on tv and in interviews before and after MJ died saying beautiful heartfelt things about him...pretty much said he was the greatest human being he's even met. He invited MJ and his kids over for a BBQ shortly before he died and he's been doing tributes to MJ since his death.INCLUDING the MJ show in Vegas that he got let go from He sold his house in March and moved to Hawaii AND NOW he's suing for $$$$ from MJ's production company and etc?...sounds like he wants a free retirement fund...AGAIN....NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE!!!!!!!!

534 days ago
41.

tessa    

it's awfully easy to malign a dead man

534 days ago
42.

sherry    

This is the first time I actually believe Michael jackson sexually abused children. I thought he was weird hang boys spend the night in his bed, and only boys, I finally believe what so many people thought was the truth. I believe Wade 100%. It all makes sense now, common sense.

534 days ago
43.

jwylde91    

He just said he lied under oath. So why now, when there is money involved, should anyone believe him? He told the truth in 2005, see's an opportunity now for a payday and is doing a 180 for the cash with minimal argument because the person he is accusing is dead.

534 days ago
44.

Mina    

He claims that Michael manipulated him to lie under oath in 2005 but how is going to explain all of the positive interviews he gave about Michael after that and even 4 years after Michael died? Was Michael manipulating him from beyond the grave?

Anyone with half a brain can see how ridiculous this is.

He had a shot with the repressed memory thing... at least in the court of public opinion. He looks completely than foolish now.

He just admitted to knowingly perjuring himself in 2005, because Michael Jackson apparently "manipulated" him and told him his career would be over. lol

It's absolutely LUDICROUS to anyone with a functional brain.

534 days ago
45.

Emily    

I guess no one understands pedophilia and child abuse. The way things are happening with Wade is quite common, it's just that the person who did it to him is (well was) rich and famous. It's VERY common for people who were abused to take years or decades to acknowledge, understand and accept what happened to them. It's disturbing to me that people can't even consider that Michael, who was abused himself as a child and worked like a dog, might have suffered enough trauma to lead to abusing children himself. Look at the Jackson fam! There is clearly a lot of trauma and mental illness there.

534 days ago
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