Published Sep 15, 2016So You Think You Can Dance judge Wade Robson may be best remembered for his iconic choreography in clips for pop stars like Britney Spears and NSYNC, but he got his start as a dancer in Michael Jackson's videos for "Black or White," "Jam" and "Heal the World." He sued Jackson's MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures back in 2013 for sexual abuse, and has now amended the lawsuit to include additional allegations of negligence.
In the graphic new claims [via The Hollywood Reporter], Robson's legal team accuses Jackson's companies of acting as a front for much more sinister motives. A complaint filed on Friday (September 9) by Robson's lawyer Vince Finaldi states: "The thinly-veiled, covert second purpose of these businesses was to operate as a child sexual abuse operation, specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims."
The court documents go on to allege that Jackson and the company higher-ups "designed, developed and operated what is likely the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organization the world has known."
The amendment further accuses MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures of having "breached their duty to take reasonable protective measures to protect minor children in their charge."
Robson's initial lawsuit detailed instances of sexual abuse dating back to when he was five years old. After the burgeoning dance talent won a competition, Jackson's assistant set up a meeting between the pop star and the boy.
Robson and his family were invited to stay at Jackson's Neverland Ranch; his family stayed in guest quarters, while Robson slept in Jackson's bed. Robson claims that's when he was sexually abused by Jackson for the first time, though the encounters continued until he was 14 and Jackson was "no longer as interested in him sexually."
Robson testified in Jackson's high-profile 2005 trial, declaring that no abuse had occurred. He has since stated that he "loved Jackson like a father" and did not realize he had been the victim of sexual abuse until entering psychotherapy after a nervous breakdown in 2012.
Robson's suit against the MJJ companies is scheduled to go to trial on March 13.
Earlier this year, the Jackson estate denied reports of a child pornography collection being unearthed at the Neverland Ranch back in 2003.
Back in 2005, Jackson was found not guilty of 14 different sexual abuse charges involving a 13-year-old boy named Gavin Arvizo. A 1993 child sexual abuse scandal involving 13-year-old Jordan Chandler was settled with a financial agreement before the criminal investigation was closed later that year due to lack of evidence.