Published Dec 20, 2017Last year, choreographer Wade Robson called Michael Jackson's companies "child sexual abuse operations" and added an amendment alleging negligence to already existing claims of sexual abuse. Yesterday (December 19), his lawsuit was dismissed by a judge.
The allegations were brought against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, with Robson claiming the companies were "designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims."
Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff ruled that the Jackson-owned companies were not responsible for Robson's exposure to Jackson. The judge did not comment on the validity of Robson's sexual abuse allegations.
Robson's lawyer, Vince Finaldi, said he plans to appeal the decision.
"What the judge is saying is that you if own a corporation or a company, you can hire people, use these people to facilitate your sexual abuse, use them to facilitate victims," he told the Associated Press. "So long as you're the sole owner of that corporation, the corporation can't be held liable."
Robson was born in Australia and met Jackson when he was five years old. He testified in 2005, telling the court that he visited Jackson's Neverland Ranch 20 times and often slept in Jackson's room, but was never molested.
More recently, Robson claimed that he was unable to realize that he had been the victim of sexual abuse by Jackson until entering psychotherapy after a nervous breakdown in 2012.