Four years after his death it appears that Michael Jackson still isn’t able to completely rest in peace.
It was first reported late last night that Wade Robson, choreographer and long time friend of Michael Jackson submitted legal documents in Los Angeles on May 1st outlining of ‘childhood sexual abuse’ against the Jackson estate in hopes of filing a late creditor claim. The documents were promptly sealed by the Los Angeles probate court over ‘privacy concerns.’
Wade Robson and Michael Jackson were friends from the time Wade was 5 years old, meeting the King of Pop in 1980s in Australia (where Robson is originally from) before becoming a frequenter of his home, having many a sleepover there from the ages of 7 to 14 in the 1980s & 1990s.
This claim isn’t as shocking as it is confusing for fans of Jackson and Robson. Back in 2005, when Michael was facing charges on molestation, Robson actually appeared as a witness for the defense slamming claims from one of Jackson’s maids (Blanca Francia) that she saw the two together in the shower back when Robson was 8 or 9 years old. Robson remained steadfast and unwavering in his support for Michael Jackson even after his death. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2009 Robson stated:
"I just had a wonderful relationship. I learned so much from him, as an artist and as a kind human being, and it’s my goal to just try and continue as much as I can in my own little world that legacy."
Of course, the lawyer for the Jackson estate is cutting into Robson’s claims stating:
"This is a young man who has testified at least twice under oath over the past 20 years and said in numerous interviews that Michael Jackson never did anything inappropriate to him or with him."
When asked why it took him so long to file the claim against Michael, Robson stated that he suffered from a ‘repressed memory;’ this could also explain why there is an affidavit from Dr. David Arredondo, a famous child psychiatrist, included in the filing. It is said that he treated Wade as a child.
The timing of the claim is also suspicious. Not only is it past the deadline for creditors of the Michael Jackson estate to file claims (a deadline that Robson is looking to be extended for him) it is also the beginning of the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live wherein the concert promoter has stated that it will bring up the molestation charges against Jackson as part of their defense.