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MJ's Ex-Housekeeper

Key Witness in Wade's

Molestation Lawsuit

5/18/2013 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Neverland housekeeper who graphically described seeing Wade Robson naked in a shower with Michael Jackson ... will play a huge role in whether Robson wins a cent from MJ's Estate in his new civil lawsuit, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the case tell us Wade's lawyers are dissecting Blanca Francia's testimony during Jackson's 2005 molestation trial.

During the trial, Francia -- who worked at Neverland in the late '80s -- testified she witnessed Jackson showering naked with a 7 or 8-year-old Wade.

We obtained a transcript of the testimony in which Francia describes seeing Michael's underwear on the floor outside the shower, as well as Wade's child-sized neon green underwear.

She said she couldn't see what Michael was doing exactly because the shower door was fogged up, but said she heard him laughing.

Ultimately, Francia's testimony wasn't enough to sway the jury -- MJ was acquitted -- partly because Wade himself also testified, but insisted Michael never touched him.

TMZ broke the story ... Wade is planning to argue that MJ's companies -- MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures -- had a duty to protect him because they were involved in recruiting him from Australia to work with Michael.

According to sources, Wade wants to use Blanca's testimony to show Michael abused him as a child. We're told Wade's lawyers are also trying to contact her to see if she will cooperate in the new case.

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286.

Dose Of Reality    

But what about all the adult female humans Michael was involved with?

432 days ago
287.

Hibiscus    

Aloha, Wade........

Welcome to Hawaii. On behalf of all the people here, I hope you will heal quickly in our paradise. I hope you will stay forever too.

We love you!!!!

432 days ago
288.

Read My Lips    

Wade is such an inspiration.


When he was 7 - 14 years old, he inspired MJ for all MJ's song and made him a billionaire even after Mj kicked the bucket.


Now, he wants to inspire other sex abuse victim to come out and talk, and start healing.


I hope little Mac can put down his smoke pipe and talk!

432 days ago
289.

Cry Baby    

Samold crap???

Yet like a dog, Truth be told, going back over and over again!

Truth be told, leave it................BAD dog!!!!

432 days ago
290.

SaraJane    

Very interesting.
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'Somebody posted this comment on IMDB about Wade’s allegations. I thought it was very interesting':

“I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but certain things about his story just isn’t adding up. According to Wade’s timeline, he was molested by MJ from ages 7-14, which would mean that molestation occurred from 1989-1996, but upon researching, I found out that Wade didn’t have any real contact alone until after September 1991 when he moved to America with his sister, father and mother at the age of 9. Michael Jackson worked on the Dangerous Album for 16 months which started in 25th June 1990 and that did not get finished until 29th October 1991 and then released November 1991. Then he did the 3 music videos in early 1992, then rehearsed for his June europe tour which did not finish until 31st December 1992 which then Wade was 10. Michael Jackson went back on Tour 27th August, 3 days before that date he was accused of child abuse with another child. So Michael apparently as busy as he was, had time to groom 2+ children and manage to be involved in both their families lives in a short amount of time, while also being heavily into Demorol and going into rehab at the request of Liz Taylor. He did his tour until 11th November. I also learned that after Marrying Lisa Marie in 1994, he would spend a week at her house, and stay at neverland on the weekends. This is why Sneddon called for an extension to the statue of limitations because MJ was not in Santa Barbara many times. And according to Wade’s timeline, this abuse was occurring while MJ was married to Debbie Rowe and expecting his first child, while also traveling around the world with Lisa Marie. Also upon reading Wade’s testimony, as well as his mother’s, I learned that they visited neverland about 4 times a year since 1991 but MJ was not there most of the time, and this was also confirmed by an employee at Neverland. Anyone see where this is not making sense?”

432 days ago
291.

Dumb Ass MiMi    

yeah, exactly, MJ was busier than Ryan Secrest, so how could he possibly have time going into a dance studio and left some blood on the dance floor??? As far as the kids go, he could hardly have time to walk around Neverland with a bunch of kids, after reading over 1,000 books, studying Hitler in between rehearsals, talking for hours with his "girl" friends about how he dislike pink penis and how Jo Pap asked for a $m, how to find time fighting Sony, and then had time for phone sex with Terry over in England. You know, all these phone calls and he was on the road all the time, it was not like they had cell phone and all these wireless network back then, you know!?

I have to skype Harvey tomorrow and ask him that!!!!

432 days ago
292.

Pegasus    


Jackson concert director worked without contract

May 20, 2013, 7:16 PM EST

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY , AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A corporate attorney for AEG Live LLC says Michael Jackson's doctor was not the only person working on the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" tour without a fully executed contract.

AEG General Counsel Shawn Trell told a Los Angeles jury on Monday that the tour's director Kenny Ortega was being paid based on an agreement laid out solely in emails.

Jackson's mother is trying to show AEG was negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor later convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's June 2009 death.

Michael Jackson died before signing a $150,000 a month contract for Murray to serve as his doctor on the "This Is It" tour.

AEG's attorneys say Jackson's signature was required to finalize Murrays' contract.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Do***ents prepared by a concert promoter that were detailed in court on Monday indicated the company had budgeted $150,000 a month for a doctor to treat Michael Jackson as he prepared and delivered a series of comeback shows.

However, Jackson died of an anesthetic overdose before he signed the agreement, and no payments were made to Dr. Conrad Murray by AEG Live LLC, testimony and the records show.

The do***ents were presented by lawyers for Katherine Jackson, the singer's mother as they attempt to show an employment relationship existed between Murray and AEG.

Katherine Jackson is suing AEG, claiming it was negligent in hiring Murray and that it missed numerous red flags about the singer's health before he died.

Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter after he administered a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic to the singer.

AEG denies it hired Murray and says it bears no liability for Jackson's death. Attorneys for the company have said Jackson concealed his addiction to propofol, the drug that killed him

Julie Hollander, a vice president and controller of event operations for AEG Live, testified Monday that Murray's contract was the only one she had ever seen that required approval by an artist for services on a tour.

She believed Jackson's signature was required because of the personal nature of the doctor's services.

In total, Murray was projected to receive $1.5 million in payments over the first few months of the "This Is It" shows.

Hollander was the first AEG executive to testify in the lawsuit. The company's general counsel Shawn Trell began testifying later in the day.

Panish questioned Trell about a July letter sent to Jackson's estate asking for more than $30 million in reimbursement, including $300,000 for Murray's services.

Trell said it was a mistake to include Murray's payments as production costs.

Hollander also testified that Jackson was responsible for 95 percent of production expenses if his comeback shows were canceled.

The budget do***ents showed the company had spent $24 million producing the concerts through October 2009, roughly three months after the singer's death. The production was more than $2 million over budget, the records show.

In recent years, AEG has received 10 percent of the proceeds from the film "This Is It" that was released after the death of Jackson.

432 days ago
293.

SaraJane    

305.
OHWELL.
I don't worship anyone, I certainly don't worship disgusting Paedophiles, I can't imagine how anyone possibly could.

Having said that, I know YOUR primary medical diagnosis, as it was put on BLAST on tmz a couple of years ago by you know who.
Because of that, I therefore know the secondary diagnosis of your 'particular' illness.
..
You, and all of your 'nics' are a continual nuisance on this 'forum'
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IF You insult or try to degrade anyone's comments here again, with your disgusting various 'nics' / made - up personalities, I will put YOU on blast.
And you won't like it.

432 days ago
294.

Cry Baby    

Don't believe the media, there was no porn collection found in MJ's house.


MJ told his fan he was Asexual. He was wired but he would not need to masturbate.

LOL LOL LOL

432 days ago
295.

Pegasus    

Lawyer: Michael Jackson’s doctor not only person working on ill-fated tour without contract


(Joel Ryan, file/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. An AEG Live accounting executive testified Monday, May 20, 2013, in a Los Angeles courtroom that the company spent $24 million on preparations for Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” shows, however never paid the singer’s personal doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter because a fully-signed agreement was never obtained.

(Joel Ryan, file/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. An AEG Live accounting executive testified Monday, May 20, 2013, in a Los Angeles courtroom that the company spent $24 million on preparations for Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” shows, however never paid the singer’s personal doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter because a fully-signed agreement was never obtained.
(Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. An AEG Live accounting executive testified Monday, May 20, 2013, in a Los Angeles courtroom that the company spent $24 million on preparations for Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” shows, however never paid the singer’s personal doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter because a fully-signed agreement was never obtained.

By Associated Press,


Updated: Monday, May 20, 5:07 PM

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s doctor was not the only person working on the singer’s ill-fated “This Is It” tour without a fully executed contract, a corporate attorney for concert promoter AEG Live LLC testified Monday.

The tour’s director Kenny Ortega was being paid based on an agreement laid out solely in emails, AEG General Counsel Shawn Trell told jurors.

Jackson’s mother is trying to show AEG was negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s June 2009 death.

Katherine Jackson claims AEG failed to properly investigate Murray before hiring him to serve as her son’s tour physician, and that the company missed or ignored red flags about the singer’s health before his death. AEG denies it hired Murray.

In court, attorneys for Katherine Jackson displayed emails sent a month before the death of her son in which Murray’s contract terms were laid out.

Trell said those emails did not demonstrate an employment relationship — a key element of the case that will be decided by a jury of six men and six women.

Trell acknowledged, however, that Ortega was paid for his work on the shows despite working under terms laid out only in a series of emails.

“Kenny Ortega is different from Conrad Murray,” Trell testified.

Michael Jackson died before signing a $150,000 a month contract for Murray to serve as his doctor on the “This Is It” tour. AEG’s attorneys say Jackson’s signature was required to finalize Murrays’ contract.

An email displayed in court showed Murray’s contract terms. Other do***ents indicated AEG budgeted $300,000 to pay Murray for his work with Jackson in May and June of 2009.

Another email said executive Paul Gongaware informed others that Murray would be “full time” on the tour by mid-May.

Plaintiff’s attorney Brian Panish asked Trell to agree with a statement that Murray was working for AEG.

“I would totally disagree with that statement,” Trell said, noting that Ortega and Murray were considered independent contractors.

Trell was the second AEG executive to testify in the trial, which is entering its fourth week. AEG attorneys have yet to question him.

He also testified that the company obtained an insurance policy that covered the possible cancellation of some of the “This Is It” shows after a physician evaluated the singer.

Trell testified that five days before Jackson’s death, top AEG executives were informed the singer was in poor health. By that point, Ortega had sent executives an email titled “Trouble at the front” detailing Jackson’s problems.

“There are strong signs of paranoia, anxiety, and obsessive-like behavior,” Ortega wrote to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips. Jackson’s symptoms were reminiscent of behavior that led to the cancellation of an HBO concert earlier in the decade. Ortega wrote.

432 days ago
296.

Cry Baby    

Comon SaraJane,


If you are not one and the same as Mimi, you would laugh with us too, because we are really funny here. Many other fans have laugh with us, including, HN, Luz, Siggisis, Brigha, Barb A and many others. Only Mimi have not because of her kinky sex personality and is ashamed of herself.


So lightened up and enjoy our jokes!!!

432 days ago
297.

Cry Baby    

Will you blast be more exciting than that of Katie10?


you are delusional!!!!

432 days ago
298.

SUNFLOWER    

SARAJANE
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Ok, you call MY bluff??
I would never ever normally do this.
I will make an exception,.. when you least expect it ;)


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That certainly is not a bluff, that is a hide out.

If you have it, flaunt it, if you don't have it, hide it.

One way or the other, we're going to have OhWell for President. So you going to rain on his parade, attack him on his Presidential speech???

Are you a cunning **** like Truth has to be told to Mimi???

432 days ago
299.

Cry Baby    

On today's tmz live, it seems like Wade put Harvey in his place on a live interview. Can't wait to see it when it comes up. All haters tell me what you think. Wade has a hair cut, looks sexy and tanned, too!!!!


Luzifer, eat your heart out!!!!

432 days ago
300.

Pegasus    

Even in death Jacko is still bigger than Bieber: Michael Jackson posthumously makes $60...0m
www.independent.co.uk
Michael Jackson’s estate has made more money through ticket sales in the four years since his death than the "Thriller" performer made during his lifetime. His posthumous sales are believed to amount to more than any single living artist during the same time period.

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