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

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Wade Robson: Michael Jackson Was a "Pedophile" Who Sexually Abused Me

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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."

by on May. 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Suing someone's estate for something they did to you personally, not a legal matter with paper trail, and them dead and unable to counter what you say, is despicable.

Sue them when alive.

Meanwhile, I believe him, and think Jackson was a pedophile.  

Very sad story all around.

Thomigirl
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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Smells like bullshit Wade. You profited HEAVILY off of his tribute, etc. Now you say you perjured yourself during this molestation trial? Why? He needs money. He's selling off his real estate in LA and moving in with his wife's parents in Hawaii (allegedly, but we know the deal). His lyin ass was perfectly content to defend this pedophile in a court of law (convincingly I might add). 

honey27
by Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM
I think hes. Lying
Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on May. 16, 2013 at 4:39 PM

nope

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Maybe because the machine/estate/family had a hand in keeping him free and able to rape more kids. Similiar to people that sue the church for a priest molesting them

His kids won't be suddenly poor from a lawsuit

This man has a successful career and a family, I doubt he would risk it




Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

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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LNLMommy
by Queen K on May. 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

 Hmm...I'm very doubtful..suing for monetary gain makes his whole story sound fishy..it's one thing to admit to being abused but when you start pursuing money, it kind of ruins your credibility

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:47 PM
A young man that was raped from 7-14 has psychological issues to w worked out over years. Most wont even admit it until years later.

Quoting romalove:

Suing someone's estate for something they did to you personally, not a legal matter with paper trail, and them dead and unable to counter what you say, is despicable.

Sue them when alive.

Meanwhile, I believe him, and think Jackson was a pedophile.  

Very sad story all around.

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romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

A young man that was raped from 7-14 has psychological issues to w worked out over years. Most wont even admit it until years later.

Quoting romalove:

Suing someone's estate for something they did to you personally, not a legal matter with paper trail, and them dead and unable to counter what you say, is despicable.

Sue them when alive.

Meanwhile, I believe him, and think Jackson was a pedophile.  

Very sad story all around.

I don't disagree with you.

But I stand by my statement.  Suing someone over something that comes down to a "he said/he said" issue when one is dead, and wishing money from it, is the wrong thing to do.

Jackson deserved to answer those charges.

wickedfiress
by Kellie on May. 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM
I believe it.

I also wont be suprised if Macaulay Culkin eventually says something did happen to him.
OneToughMami
by on May. 16, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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While I do believe that it is very possible, I think it's a little weird that he made money off the tribute and waited this long to say something.

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