Wade Robson has posthumously accused Michael Jackson of molesting him while he was a child at the Neverland Ranch.
TMZ reports that Robson — a dancer and award-winning choreographer who has worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Usher, and Pink — has filed legal documents requesting money from the Michael Jackson Estate for childhood sexual abuse.
Robson and the King of Pop struck up a friendship in 1988 when Wade was just 5.
By the time Wade was seven, he was a guest for sleepovers at the Neverland Ranch and Jackson’s homes in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Wade was aged 14 when he finally stopped attending the sleepovers.
TMZ also notes Wade performed to a Michael Jackson song on reality game show Star Search when he was just eight (video of this is embedded below).
The friendship lasted right up until Jackson’s death in 2009, and Wade even testified in Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial, denying that the star had ever abused him. In the very same trial, Blanca Francia, Jackson’s former housekeeper, testified she saw her employer in the shower with an 8- or 9-year-old Wade.
TMZ discovered that lawyers for Wade Robson filed legal documents on May 1, requesting that the 30-year-old be allowed to file a late creditor’s claim against the Michael Jackson Estate. Wade’s legal reps say he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse.”
The documents also state Wade was treated by a psychiatrist, described by TMZ as a “leader in the field of child psychology.”
Footage of a 13-year-old Robson lining up to buy Jackson’s 1995 HIStory album can be seen on YouTube:
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