IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New attorneys for Wade Robson, an alleged child sex abuse victim of Michael Jackson, filed a revised complaint containing shocking new allegations in a case which is due to go to trial next year.
Robson, a 36–year-old director, actor and choreographer sued Michael Jackson's production companies in 2014. The suit alleges that Jackson's production company first introduced Robson, an aspiring dancer, to Jackson when Robson was 5 years old and invited Robson to stay with Jackson at Neverland Ranch when Robson was 7 years old. The suit further alleges that Jackson began an illegal sexual relationship with Robson which continued until Robson reached the age of 14 at which time Jackson lost interest in him.
Robson went on to a successful career in entertainment. Robson choreographed Spears's Pepsi commercials including one which aired during the 2001 Super Bowl. He hosted a show on MTV, choreographed the American Idols LIVE tour, wrote songs with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and directed feature films. He was originally set to direct Step Up Revolution, (released in 2012), but dropped out of the project following a nervous breakdown. He has been unable to work since. As a result of intensive psychotherapy, Robson has learned that his mental and emotional problems are a result of the sexual abuse inflicted upon him by Jackson which was facilitated and covered up by the employees of his production company.
"Two months ago, our firm was asked to become attorneys of record for Mr. Robson. After reviewing thousands of pages of evidence we have come to the shocking conclusion that Michael Jackson and select few managing agents/employees of MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures inner circle designed, developed and operated what is likely the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organization the world has known," said victim's attorney Vince Finaldi.
The revised complaint alleges, "Michael Jackson acted with the full knowledge, consent and cooperation of 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. 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."
In addition to filing the revised complaint, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi have demanded that Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman release the details of past payments to other alleged child abuse victims of Jackson.
"Child abuse settlements cannot be kept confidential under California law. The truth about Mr. Jackson and his corrupt organization will come out in this case," said victim's attorney John Manly.
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is California's leading law firm representing child victims of sexual abuse. The firm has represented more than 150 victims of clergy sexual abuse in California and hundreds of others throughout the United States. The firm also represented plaintiffs in the $140,000,000 settlement against LAUSD in the Miramonte case, the largest sex abuse settlement against a School District in the US.
SOURCE Manly, Stewart & Finaldi