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Wade Robson spoke publically about his sexual abuse claims against Michael Jackson for the first time this morning on Today, and the noted choreographer and onetime MJ protégé certainly didn’t pull any punches. Referring to the singer as a pedophile, Robson outlined what he claimed was a pattern of abuse and systematic mental manipulation that forced him not only to be silent about what actually happened but to lie under oath on at least two occasions.
It’s unclear exactly who al the people being targeted by the lawsuit are, but the principal corporations are allegedly MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, which are Jackson’s record labels and music video companies. Both were instrumental in bringing Robson to the States from Australia, and both worked with the boy to put him in various productions and get him on his feet.
Years before he became an extremely successful choreographer working for many of the biggest pop stars and most popular television shows in the world, Robson was a little kid who appeared in several of Jackson’s videos and spent many weekends alongside Macaulay Culkin at the pop star’s house. During MJ’s 2005 molestation trial, he took the stand and vehemently denied anything shady happened during those sleepovers, but obviously, he’s changed his tune quite a bit
Wade first came to the public’s attention as an elementary school aged kid when he starred in Jackson’s music videos for “Black or White”, “Jam” and “Heal the World”. Later, he branched out into making his own music and eventually became a choreographer and occasional songwriter for huge pop acts such as N Sync, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys. In recent years, he’s even helped choreograph some of the American Idols Live tours.
Dr. Conrad Murray was an absolute mess when he was offered $150,000 a month to work on Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour. Between his house payments, his student loan payments, his credit card payments and the child support he owed for eight kids by seven different women, he was allegedly about to lose his home and his business.
The Michael Jackson/ AEG trial is getting more pointed and aggressive by the day. Lawyers for both Katherine Jackson and AEG repeatedly referred to the deceased pop star as an addict, though each had very different reasons for doing so.
When Katherine Jackson first filed a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG over her son Michael’s tragic passing, the initial fear was that lawyers for the large company would paint the pop star as a drug addict. After all, it’s not as if they forced him to allegedly doctor shop, abuse prescription medication and not sleep for years.
Jury selection began today in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit his mother Katherine recently brought against concert promoter AEG. If all goes according to plan, the festivities should last about three months, at which point the lucky members of the general public chosen to hear the case will get to decide whether or not to give Katherine and the rest of MJ’s surviving family members the billions, (not a typo) she’s asking for
Joe Jackson has always been considered a bit of a loose cannon. His relationship with other members of the Jackson family has often been rocky for the better part of five decades, and his relationship with the general public hasn’t been a whole lot better. Old age tends to have a softening effect on some people, but in his case, it seems the rough edges haven’t gotten any smoother.
The Jackson family drama is over, at least in the eyes of the law. Less than a month after Michael’s mother Katherine was temporarily stripped of her guardianship over the late pop star’s three children, a judge has ruled she will now officially share the load with her grandson TJ. The married father has long been considered a surrogate parent to the children.
Michael Jackson’s siblings attempting to challenge his will have dwindled from five-to-three in recent weeks, but those who remain are vowing to fight on. In a statement released via their attorney yesterday, Janet, Randy and Rebbie said they want to “carry out the wishes” of Michael, and in their estimation, those wishes would involve overthrowing the executors of his estate who they claim are mismanaging the singer’s assets.
members of the Jackson family are good at one thing, other than music and arguing with each other, it’s changing their minds. A full three years after Michael Jackson died, four of his siblings have suddenly decided to challenge his will, and a few days after saying she was devastated by temporarily losing guardianship over her grandchildren to TJ Jackson, Katherine Jackson has apparently decided she might not want to be the only one in charge.
Michael Jackson’s brother Randy just offered some thoughts on his family’s obnoxious feud, and rather than trying to make peace, he added a new wild allegation to the pile. Apparently, he thinks the executors of MJ’s will are trying to isolate Katherine from her children in order to take her life. I wish I was making this up, but, of course, I’m not.
Earlier this week, Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine was temporarily stripped of her guardianship over the late singer’s three children. In the coming weeks, she could well lose her sway over the kids permanently, and if that happens, she stands to lose a lot of money. MJ’s will reportedly specifies that whoever looks after the children is given seventy thousand dollars a month to take care of them.
After being absent and making no parental decisions over the past week, Katherine Jackson allegedly reached out with a call to the family home last night, but if the stories are to be believed, it wasn’t exactly an “I miss you”. The eighty-two-year-old matriarch reportedly phoned early this morning around 2 AM and again at 4 AM demanding the children’s security team be fired and replaced by Janet Jackson’s team.