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Wade Robson: Michael Jackson Was a "Pedophile" Who Sexually Abused Me - Do you believe him?

Posted by on May. 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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Wade Robson: Michael Jackson Was a "Pedophile" Who Sexually Abused Me

Michael Jackson, Wade Robson Amanda Edwards/Getty Images, Pool Photographer/WireImage.com

Wade Robson has just blown the lid off of Michael Jackson's legacy.

The famed choreographer—who testified eight years ago in Jackson's defense during his 2005 trial on child-molestation charges—is changing his tune, alleging that he was, in fact, abused by the late pop icon and has filed a suit against the Jackson estate.

The 30-year-old dancer sat down with Matt Lauer on Today this morning, where he defended his allegations and lawsuit against his former mentor, claiming Jackson, who died in 2009, was a "pedophile" who sexually abused him from ages 7 to 14.  

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The So You Think You Can Dance regular said he never came forward with his claims because he "was scared psychologically and emotionally completely unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse."

"This is not a case of repressed memory," he insisted. "I never forgot one moment of what Michael did to me."

After Lauer pressed Robson for details concerning the specific nature of the abuse, Wade clarified: "He performed sexual acts on me and I performed sexual acts on him." 

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Robson, who served as the defense team's star witness back in 2005, recalls Jackson's first criminal investigation in 1993 (he was 11 years old at the time). He claims the "Smooth Criminal" singer would call him "every day" and "role-play," convincing him that if anyone knew what they had done together, "both of us would go to jail."

The father of one, who said his son served as the catalyst to share his story, also insists there was never any monetary compensation for defending Jackson, telling Lauer, "It was complete manipulation and brainwashing. He would role-play and train me for these scenarios."

He said he finally had to face his troubling past after suffering from two nervous breakdowns, and when Lauer read statements from both Jermaine Jackson and the lawyer from Jackson's estate, Robson says their claims that he's lying could not be further from the truth. 

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"The idea that I would make all of this up and put my wife, my son, my entire family through this extremely stressful and painful experience all for the sake of money? That's completely incomprehensible," he said. "I've lived in silence and denial for 22 years...In order to fully heal, I have to speak the truth and I have to speak the whole truth." 

And even today, he admits he has mixed feelings about his alleged abuser and late mentor: "There is no excuse for what he did to me, but he was a troubled man...The image that one presents to the world is not the whole explanation of who someone is. Michael Jackson was yes, an incredibly talented artist with an incredible gift. He was many things. And he was also a pedophile and a child sexual abuser."

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romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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I believe him.

And I think he shouldn't get a penny from the estate.

jamiegraham
by on May. 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

No I don't believe a word he is saying, he is just trying to get some money from his estate.

funmommy123
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Nope.
Healthystart30
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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His net worth is million dollars. Why would he lie for the money? He is risking his career coming forward!
MelanieJK
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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Why sue for money then?     Why not just come out and get it on record and leave it at that?    The people who are getting Michaels estate didn't abuse him.

Quoting Healthystart30:

His net worth is million dollars. Why would he lie for the money? He is risking his career coming forward!


 

Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I don't believe him. He had years and years to come out with it when he was alive so why not do it then.He said when he went to be the star witness for micheal jacksons side he was twenty one. He knew lying was commiting was a act of perjury so why lie then and tell the truth now? Yes he is worth a million dollars which isn't much anymore.

jjchick75
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Something about this story just doesn't make sense to me..... 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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I don't believe a think he says.

Awfully convenient time to change his story don't ya think?

Plus he is suing the record label, MJJ Productions, etc. He's out for a paycheck.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Also... He is WAY past the time of statute of limitations...
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on May. 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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Then why is he suing the Estate? Why sue the MJJ Production Company that Michael's kids get royalties from? Why sue the record label?

Michael Jackson is dead.

This douche is out for money.


Quoting Healthystart30:

His net worth is million dollars. Why would he lie for the money? He is risking his career coming forward!
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