An alleged child abuse victim of Michael Jackson has claimed the late star helped operate the ‘most sophisticated child sexual abuse operation the world has ever known’ in new legal documents.
Choreographer Wade Robson alleges Jackson abused him when he was just seven-years-old, and has now made the new claims in an amended complaint filed against the King of Pops’s companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures.
The 33-year-old has claimed some of the star’s inner circle helped systematically seek out children and entice them to the late singer’s Neverland Ranch, the Mirror reports.
Robson’s lawyer, Vince Finaldi, told NY Daily News:
Although MJJ Productions on its face was a multimedia company dedicated to creating and distributing Michael Jackson’s music and entertainment, it actually served a dual purpose, and that was locating, producing and enabling his sexual abuse of kids.Advertisement
Finaldi said the company would drive the family to the ranch in a limo, sometimes pay for plane tickets, put them up in accommodation, pay for food and have staff members give them gifts.
Finaldi added: “Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap. It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”
Robson previously denied he was abused when called to testify in the 2005 molestation trial which saw Jackson accused of sexually abusing 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo.
At the time Jackson’s former housekeeper, Blanca Francia, claimed that she saw Robson and Jackson in the shower together, but Jackson was cleared of all 14 counts of allegations against him.
However, Robson later claimed Jackson molested him for seven years and sued Jackson’s estate in 2013. At the time, Jackson’s estate called the claims ‘less than credible’.