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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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46.

en Todo Momento!!    

what type of 'work' does an 8y/o boy do with an adult man? how do you 'recruit' an 8y/o to 'work with' or 'for' a male? in his production company? as a dancer? as an accountant? video editors? writers? is there like a tax code for this? really, i don't understand. allegedly, michael jackson had all these 'boys' on his payroll. doing what? how many boys are there in any of his videos? too much of this stuff just does not add up. i am all for exposing child molesters, but there is just soooo much 'convoluted hidden, non-provable' 'fact' in all of this, it's going to be tough convincing people.

486 days ago
47.

janet    

@O.S. ...Yeah, that's what happened. I believe the guy. Doesn't mean he will get a penny.


Jackson was no saint. He was a pharm junkie for over 25 years, was doing propofol since the late 80's. Dr. Murray needed money and had a clean script pad and was blamed for his OD. Jackson knew more about propofol than Murray did.


Jesus Christ, 19 known different names to get his drugs. C'mon, Jacksons sueing AEG for 40 billion wrongful death for money Jackson could have made give me break. Jackson could barely make 1 rehersal before he overdosed and bellied up. He was a mess.

486 days ago
48.

en Todo Momento!!    

so when the housekeeper saw this, she just went along in her routine? didn't notify authorities? she just considered it normal and it did not bother her then? weird.

486 days ago
49.

o.s.    

I agree.His family seem to b the ones fighting over his money.Mlosted kids go through alot.Shame,anger,trust issues.It happened in our fam.aThese kids suffer the rest of their lives.So please stop saying give him a break cause he's dead.Don't forget,he was the adult.Another thing,MJ once said his dad's friend molested him in Vegas at age 8.That might b a reason he liked that age group,as an adult.

486 days ago
50.

josie    

Great...... the maid Michael fired, sued and got a judgement against for $2.4 mil is gonna be this guys witness. Yeah I'm sure she's gonna tell the truth ! Not.

486 days ago
51.

shannon2    

This person testified UNDER OATH in a jury trial...and he was an ADULT when he did it! If he now testifies under oath to the contrary he is in clear violation of United States perjury laws, and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

486 days ago
52.

sarah    

Is there any HARD evidence in his claim? I'm sure there were cameras all over Neverland! Can't they find a shred of evidence other than someone's word? If Wade wasn't asking for money, it would seem more credible.

486 days ago
53.

curler    

People have not yet raised their own consciousness enough to understand why they raise allegations about Michael like this now, and in the past when they are not true and make no sense.

For those who knew Michael, they understood his lifestyle, knew how Michael behaved, how he was raised and how he was as a person who came to this earth well before his time. He was condemned and ridiculed because of his own way of thinking which was of a higher consciousness. Those ones who didn't believe in this always have to find a way to bring him down. Its not only with Michael, but with others, who have more of an open mind and who understand life, more than those with a closed mind.

Its time to let things go with whatever people may have against him and let Michael remain with the sense of peace he rightfully needs.

We need to face our own inadequacies about ourselves and then one wouldn't have to bring other people down. We need to start creating real love that the whole world needs.

486 days ago
54.

MiMi    

This reeks of desperation. Wad knows that his story is a farce. He sees that the majority of the people do not beilive his lies. So now he is seeking another known liar in an attempt to corroborate his story.


Just a scare tactic. He's hoping to get a settlement and it ain't going to happen.

486 days ago
55.

LISA    

I’d never felt 100% certain Michael was a child molester, but I am 100% certain he was strange and inappropriate when it came to children (and many other things). I know Michael was robbed of a childhood because his father forced him to ‘work’ as a performer, so his interest in hanging out with children was somewhat understandable.


However, sleepovers, sleeping in the same bed and the bathing allegations definitely cross boundaries. Michael was definitely a child in his own mind, yet he was an adult who had something his young friends did not – a sex drive. And then there’s ‘Neverland’… Michael certainly had all the markings of a pedophile, including probable emotional and physical abuse by his own father. The question is – did he ‘act’ on his desires?


Some may argue that Michael was a loving and responsible father. Yet, he dangled his infant son over a balcony and knowingly risked his own life each time he had his doctor inject him with an illegal substance so he could get a good sleep. Is that the behavior of a responsible parent?


I think Wade Robson could be telling the truth. People who experience emotional trauma can be fine for a long time – even years. But then, suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere, can experience an emotional meltdown, nervous breakdown or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’m sure many of us have had an incident that we have just filed away, and avoided dealing with because it would be too hard, painful, humiliating, etc.


If Wade had a nervous breakdown and was unable to work because of what Michael Jackson may have done to him, then he absolutely has a right to sue. It will be up to the court to decide if he is lying or telling the truth.

486 days ago
56.

Carol    

Looks like Robson promised the housekeeper a cut of the money.

486 days ago
57.

curler    

People have not yet raised their own consciousness enough to understand why they raise allegations about Michael like this now, and in the past when they are not true and make no sense.

For those who knew Michael, they understood his lifestyle, knew how Michael behaved, how he was raised and how he was as a person who came to this earth well before his time. He was condemned and ridiculed because of his own way of thinking which was of a higher consciousness. Those ones who didn't believe in this always have to find a way to bring him down. Its not only with Michael, but with others, who have more of an open mind and who understand life, more than those with a closed mind.

Its time to let things go with whatever people may have against him and let Michael remain with the sense of peace he rightfully needs.

We need to face our own inadequacies about ourselves and then one wouldn't have to bring other people down. We need to start creating real love that the whole world needs.

486 days ago
58.

MiMi    

On December 15, Hard Copy presented "The Bedroom Maid's Painful Secret." Blanca Francia told [Diane] Dimond and other reporters that she had seen a naked Jackson taking showers and Jacuzzi baths with young boys. She also told Dimond that she had witnessed her own son in compromising positions with Jackson-- an allegation that the grand juries apparently never found credible.

A copy of Francia's sworn testimony reveals that Hard Copy paid her $20,000, and had Dimond checked out the woman's claims, she would have found them to be false. Under deposition by a Jackson attorney, Francia admitted she had never actually see Jackson shower with anyone nor had she seen him naked with boys in his Jacuzzi. They always had their swimming trunks on, she acknowledged.

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/is-michael-jackson-b...

486 days ago
59.

MiMi    

Jackson witnesses sold stories first

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Will jurors in the Michael Jackson trial be turned off by the Neverland maid whose paid interview with a tabloid ran under the pulse-pounding headline "Kinky Sex Secrets of Michael and Lisa Marie's Bedroom?"

Will they smirk at the Neverland chef who admitted seeking $500,000 for his story about alleged sex abuse, instead of the paltry $100,000 that a "media broker" thought he could get?

Inquiring minds want to know, especially now, as the Jackson child-molestation testimony showcases a parade of witnesses who were either tabloid tattlers or tabloid wannabes.

There was a time when lawyers in big trials thought twice about presenting witnesses whose paid-for stories had run on the TV tell-all shows or in the supermarket tabloids, beside the latest tales of alien invasions and amazing cancer cures.

Attorneys still think twice -- but that doesn't keep them from presenting witnesses who have sold their stories, despite predictable outrage from opposing counsel, who insist that their accounts were concocted for a quick buck.

In the Jackson trial in Santa Barbara County, no fewer than three witnesses sold their tales of the goings-on at Jackson's Neverland ranch, and at least four others peddled their stories unsuccessfully.

Attorneys such as Jim Hammer, a former San Francisco prosecutor who is covering the trial as a news analyst, said the string of witnesses who have sold their stories to tabloids could hurt the prosecution.

"All this stuff has given a theme to the defense, and it's a theme that works to a degree," he said. "Behind all these stories lies money. Ordinary people understand money."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/us/jackson-witnesses-sold-stories-first-579659/#ixzz2TeBdVaxV

486 days ago
60.

lovegarrison    

A new day, A new liar

486 days ago
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