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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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soonergirl980
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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I believe him. I think Micheal paid to get out of jail for molesting a lot of little boys he was a sick disgusting pervert. Sucks so many are idolizing him now that he is dead.

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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I actually do not believe him. He was an adult and had his chance to speak in court when Michael was still alive.

I've never believed in my gut that Michael Jackson was anything other than someone who had a disrupted childhood and never grew up.


Quoting romalove:

I believe him.

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

romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM


Quoting TranquilMind:

I actually do not believe him. He was an adult and had his chance to speak in court when Michael was still alive.

I've never believed in my gut that Michael Jackson was anything other than someone who had a disrupted childhood and never grew up.


Quoting romalove:

I believe him.

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

OK.

We'll agree to disagree.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on May. 16, 2013 at 9:46 PM
If it happened Jackson didnt deserve shit but to be castrated

I think the estate and the machine is part of the reason he was protected from prosecution in the first place

I feel like he's telling the truth, I would like him to take a lie detector test though

Wonder if he has anything incriminating?


Quoting romalove:


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.

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romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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Quoting sweet-a-kins:

If it happened Jackson didnt deserve shit but to be castrated

I think the estate and the machine is part of the reason he was protected from prosecution in the first place

I feel like he's telling the truth, I would like him to take a lie detector test though

Wonder if he has anything incriminating?


Quoting romalove:


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.

Maybe.

I know there were far too many kids who spent too much time with Jackson in his bedroom, because there were a hell of a lot of adults willing to close their eyes when MJ was the "friend", and there were a lot of complaints that magically disappeared.


Euphoric
by Bazinga! on May. 16, 2013 at 9:54 PM

 I don't know

chotovec82
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 9:57 PM
How can he sue when Michael is dead and can't defend himself.
dtm1491
by on May. 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I believe Michael Jackson had his hands all over every single little boy that ever slept at Neverland Ranch and they were all paid off.

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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Of course I don't know for sure.  But I know for a fact that people can keep something like this inside for a long time and have a nervous breakdown over it.  I have seen it happen.  People feel they will go to their graves with this...not that they don't remember but they are too emotionally fragile to admit it.  Then when they are emotionally strong enough to come out with it, they do, often when they have kids of their own to protect.

I believe him and not only that he should get a settlement, too.  I don't get all this about he is suing for money so he sucks and shouldn't get it.  It is a way he can feel that he is believed.  Why shouldn't he get a settlement from the estate?  That is the least of it, IMO.  Gotta pay the lawyers somehow.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on May. 17, 2013 at 5:20 AM
Waiting for McCauly Culkin to make a similiar admission
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