Back in 2005, famed choreographer Wade Robson was the star witness in Michael Jackson’s molestation trial. At the time, the then twenty-two-year-old told the court nothing inappropriate happened with the singer. Later, he even told the general public MJ had an incredibly “genuine” heart. Over the last eight years, however, Robson’s viewpoint on the subject has apparently changed.
According to TMZ, the So You Think You Can Dance collaberater has filed a creditor’s claim against Michael Jackson’s estate in an effort to get paid for supposed damage the deceased pop star inflicted on him during a seven year period of molestation. Neither he nor his attorney has gone public with the exact figure they’re asking for, but one would imagine it’ll be in the seven figures, especially given how much career success Robson has had.
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.
Here’s what Robson’s attorney said about why his client decided to come forward now…
”Last year, on a career trajectory that was off the charts, he collapsed under the stress and sexual trauma of what had happened to him for seven years as a child. He lived with the brain washing by a sexual predator until the burden of it all crushed him."
Apart form his own testimony eight years ago, Robson also has a massive mountain to climb in terms of even convincing a court to let him file a lawsuit. The period for filing creditor’s claims has already passed, and with the Jackson Family currently embroiled in a vicious lawsuit with AEG, it’s unclear whether a judge would be willing to make an exception and extended the deadline. My hunch is he won’t, but you never know how these things might play out.
We’ll keep you updated as this matter progresses.