Wade Robson claims Michael Jackson sexually abused him from age 7 to 14
An alleged victim of Michael Jackson claims the legendary performer operated the “most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organization the world has known” in new documents.
Celebrity choreographer Wade Robson made the shocking claims in an amended complaint to his 2013 lawsuit against MJJ Productions, the late musician’s entertainment company, and MJJ Ventures.
“MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MJJ VENTURES were held out to the public to be businesses dedicated to creating and distributing multimedia entertainment by MICHAEL JACKSON, however, in fact, they actually served dual purposes,” attorney Vince Finaldi said in a complaint filed Friday and obtained by PEOPLE. “The thinly-veiled, covert second purpose of these businesses was to operate as a child sexual abuse operation, specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims.”
Robson, 33, says he first met Jackson when he was 5 years old after winning a competition run by MJJ Productions in his native Australia. Two years later, his family was invited to stay at the King of Pop’s Neverland Ranch home in California, where he slept in Jackson’s bed and was first sexually abused by him.
The choreographer claims the abuse continued for seven years and ended only when he “began showing signs of puberty” and Jackson was “no longer as interested in him sexually.”
Robson didn’t come forward with his abuse claims until after Jackson’s death because he did not believe he was molested until he entered psychotherapy following a nervous breakdown in 2012. He had previously appeared as a witness for Jackson’s defense during a separate sexual abuse trial in 2005.
MJJ Productions did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment. In 2013, Jackson estate attorney Howard Weitzman dismissed Robson’s original complaint as “outrageous and pathetic” in an interview with TMZ. A judge threw the case out of court in May 2015.
Although the singer was acquitted of child molestation charges during a 2005 trial, more abuse claims against Jackson have emerged since his death. In 2014, James Safechuck, then 36, claimed he was sexually abused by the singer when he was 10 years old after appearing in a Pepsi commercial with him.
Robson’s trial is scheduled for March 13.