What the HELL is wrong with Wade Robson? The Events So Far……Part 1 of 4
Guys, there has been an absolute bombshell that has rocked the Michael Jackson fan community. I was utterly stunned and dumbfounded when I first heard about this, and I just couldn’t believe that it could possibly be true.
On May 7th, 2013 TMZ was the first to report that dancer, choreographer, rapper, and former protégé of the late great Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, has filed a creditor’ claim against Jackson’s estate, seeking an unspecified sum of money due to an unfiled complaint for “childhood sexual abuse”. Their story was based on information given to them by their “sources”, and on official legal documents that were filed on May 1st. The main complaint (which specifically outlines Jackson’s alleged abuse) was filed under seal, which means that it’s not available to the public, but Robson’s notice to have the complaint filed under seal is publically available, and if you read bullet point #6 below, you’ll see a description of the claim:
Here is more detail on the claim:
(Here is the complete copy of the motion to seal http://amradaronline.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/wade-robson-full-doc.pdf Pay attention to Paragraph 4 on Page 8, which states that in order to adequately plead his claims against Does 1, 2, and 3, Wade must keep their identities confidential. Hopefully we’ll soon find out what all of this means……)
As you can imagine, the entire online Michael Jackson fan community is up in arms over Robson’s false claims, and what truly makes the matter worse is that Robson vehemently defended Jackson in both 1993 and 2003-05! Blanca Francia, Adrian McManus, Ralph Chacon (open the links in their names to see bullet point summaries of their testimonies), and Kassim Abdool (I haven’t summarized his testimony yet) were former employees of Neverland who lied and sold stories to the tabloids claiming to have seen Jackson molesting Robson and other boys in 1993, so he and his mother took to the airwaves to defend Jackson and deny the accusations (notice how Wade’s sister Chantal also admitted that she slept in Jackson’s bed, thus refuting the media’s lie that only boys slept in Jackson’s bed):
Jackson met Wade and his family in the late 80’s during the Australian leg of the Bad tour, and he kept in touch with the family after meeting them backstage at his concert. In the early 90’s, Jackson invited the family to visit Neverland, and as Jackson’s and Wade’s friendship blossomed, Jackson promised to do all he could to help Wade get started in show business. Jackson was true to his word, and signed Wade to a record deal on his MJJ Music label in 1994. Wade was one half of the kiddie rap group “Quo” (along with DeWayne Turrentine), and they achieved only moderate success with their hit song “Blowin’ Up”:
Here’s footage of Robson standing in line to buy the HIStory album in 1995:
Quo’s music career fizzled out after only one album, and Wade moved on and became a choreographer for such acts as Britney Spears, Usher, and N’Sync. He also hosted his own show on MTV titled “The Wade Robson Project”, which featured dancers from around the world competing for first place in a series of “dance offs”. A few years after Jackson’s acquittal (but BEFORE his death), Robson performed a tribute to Jackson:
After Jackson’s arrest on child molestation charges in November 2003, Robson again defended him to the public (although I must admit that this defense wasn’t as vehement as it should have been!):
Here is a statement that Wade posted in a chatroom on his website on April 27th, 2004, a few days after Jackson was officially indicted by a grand jury (please click on the photo to open it up in a new screen and read what Wade had to say about Sneddon!):
Initially, Robson and his family were not going to testify in Jackson’s trial, but that was until Judge Melville allowed Tom Sneddon to subpoena witnesses to Jackson’s alleged “prior bad acts”, and those aforementioned ex-Neverland employees all testified to have witnessed improprieties on Jackson’s part, including fondling, oral sex, and showering together with young boys. (You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of the March 18th, 2005 summary to see how Melville rationalized that awful decision.) As a result, Robson and his family were among the very first witnesses called by the defense, and they all vehemently and adamantly denied any and all abuse at the hands of Jackson!
After Jackson’s death, Wade issued the following statement of remembrance and condolence to Jackson:
Wade Robson’s Statement on Idol Michael Jackson
Aussie Wade breaks silence Peter Mitchell June 27, 2009 01:40pm MICHAEL Jackson’s closest Australian confidant, Wade Robson, has broken his silence about the iconic entertainer’s death.
“Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever,” Robson said.
“He is the reason I dance, the reason I make music, and one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of human kind.”
Jackson was touring Australia in 1987 when during his stop in Brisbane he met Robson who was just five years old.
Jackson was so impressed with Robson’s dancing talent he invited the youngster to perform at his Brisbane concert and then helped Robson, his mother Joy and sister Chantal move to the US two years later. Jackson signed Robson to his music label.
Robson, now aged 26 and based in Los Angeles, is one of the world’s best known dance choreographers, working with the likes of Britney Spears, NSYNC, Usher and Pink.
He is the winner of two Emmy Awards for choreography and had his own show on MTV, The Wade Robson Project. Robson also appeared in three of Jackson’s music videos, Black or White, Jam and Heal the World.
“He has been a close friend of mine for 20 years,” Robson said.
“His music, his movement, his personal words of inspiration and encouragement and his unconditional love will live inside of me forever. “I will miss him immeasurably, but I know that he is now at peace and enchanting the heavens with a melody and a moonwalk.
“I love you Michael.”
Robson’s close relationship at a young age with Jackson, and the nights he spent at Jackson’s Neverland ranch, did draw controversy and resulted in Robson being called to testify at Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial in California. Robson defended Jackson and rejected the allegations against him.
Jackson was eventually acquitted.
Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/36630746.html#ixzz2Sh3ym1r9
Robson attended Jackson’s public memorial and cried hysterically throughout it (I saw a photo of him crying a few years ago, and once I find it I’ll post it).
Wade gave this brief interview to Entertainment Tonight in July 2009, and as you can see, he was very proud of his friendship and association with Jackson, and praised him for being a “kind human being”:
Here is a dedication that Wade wrote about Jackson in the Official Michael Jackson Opus, which was released in. Wade’s dedication to Michael Jackson was aptly titled “My Mentor”:
My Mentor by Wade Robson
I used to talk to Michael for three hours a day. I never really worked out how he came to find so much time because he seemed so busy, but he would ring me and we would talk and talk and talk. When he got a cell phone he would call and text all the time. It was part of an amazing friendship that lasted for 20 years.
I had first met Michael when he was kicking off his bad tour in 1987. I was five, but Michael’s company were holding a dance competition in every country and I entered the one in Brisbane. I remember being a kid and dancing to his video- the first ever I saw was “Thriller” when I was two. It was my mum’s tape and I just went nuts over it. I used to run into the kitchen scared every time the werewolf came on. By the time I was three I had pretty much learned its entire choreography.
I ended up winning the dance competition. We went to see Michael in Brisbane and at a meet and greet I was introduced to him. I remember wearing a custom made outfit from “Bad”- my mum’s belt was wrapped around me, like five times. Michael was impressed and asked me if I had danced. I told him that I did and he said “Do you want to perform with me in the show tomorrow night?”
I couldn’t believe it. He was due to play Brisbane the next night. His idea was for me to come out for the last song of the show which was “Bad”. He was bringing on some orphaned children so he figured it would be cool to bring me out in the full “Bad” outfit. At the end of the song we were all onstage- Stevie Wonder was there too and Michael came on and said “Come on”. I took it as him meaning “Get into it!”. I moved downstage and threw my hat into the crowd and started going crazy. When I turned around Michael was saying goodbye to the crowd, the other kids were gone and Stevie Wonder was being escorted off. What he meant was “Come on lets go, It’s over”.
When I realized, I ran off. After my mum and I spent two hours with Michael into his hotel and we became friends. He showed us clips from the new Moonwalker he was working on and we talked and talked. We didn’t really stay in contact but I joined a dance company- literally the next day and two years later I was in America to play at Disneyland. I got in touch with Michael through his people, he remembered me. Me and my family went to Record One Studio where he was mixing the Dangerous Album. I showed him some of my dance videos and he said to me. “Do you and your family want to come to Neverland tonight”? We all agreed and ended up staying for two weeks.
Our friendship blossomed. For two weeks he’d take me into his dance studio, put some music on and we’d dance and jam for hours. We’d sit there and watch films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Other time we’d just leave Neverland and drive out in a car, blasting music really loud.
He even taught me how to do the moonwalk. We were in his dance studio. He taught me foot by foot. I couldn’t sleep that whole night. The thrill of pushing off the bar and sliding backwards in a moonwalk with the guy that made it famous was so exciting.
Later, me and my mum wanted to move to America to pursue my dreams of becoming a dancer and he helped us out. He gave me a big start by putting me in some of his videos like “Black or White”. The role he took on was one of a mentor.
He told me when I was seven that I’d be a film director and that’s what I became, he created a thirst for knowledge in me. Once, a mini recording studio turned up on my doorstep, but what was cool was that he stopped me from becoming a spoiled brat. He would say “This is for you, but I want to see you do something with it. Don’t take it for granted or I”ll take it back”.
The last time I saw him was in July 2008. I was in Vegas working on a show and he was living there. Me, my wife and him and his three kids had a barbecue. It was the most normal thing in the world. Me and my wife had been to Whole foods and bought stuff to cook. But when we got there he’d provided loads of catering. I said, “Dude, Why did you bring loads of catering? We’ve got regular food here”. I remember cooking outside while Michael sat there under an umbrella.
We had great times because he was such a caring person. Most of all I’ll miss those phone conversations. I still have my mobile phone with his number on it. I just can’t bear the thoughts of deleting his messages.
Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever. He is the reason I dance, the reason I make music, and one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of human kind. He was a close friend of mine for 20 years. His music, his movement, his personal words of inspiration and encouragement and his unconditional love will live inside of me forever. I will miss him immeasurably, but I know that he is now at peace and enchanting the heavens with a melody and a moonwalk.
I love you Michael.
– Wade Robson
Here’s an interview that Wade granted to Rhythm Addicts TV on August 11, 2011, during which he praised Jackson and spoke about his involvement with the upcoming MJ Immortal World Tour, which began in late 2011, and his desire to “give back” to Jackson’s legacy.
Here is an interview that Wade did on “Oprah’s Life Class” in July 2012, and in it he once again praised Jackson, and attributed all of his success to him:
Here is a video from September 2012 of Wade Robson conducting a dance class set to Jackson’s “Unbreakable” song:
After reading and watching all of those denials of abuse by Jackson, and the tributes to him after his death, does ANYONE truly believe that Jackson molested him? I DON’T THINK SO!
A few hours after TMZ broke the story, both Tom Mesereau (Jackson’s defense attorney in 2005) and Howard Weitzman (an attorney for Jackson’s estate who also defended him in 1993) issued statements to TMZ. Here is Weitzman’s:
Michael Jackson Wade Robson Molestation Allegations ‘OUTRAGEOUS, PATHETIC’
Wade Robson is lying through his teeth by now claiming Michael Jackson molested him when he was a child … so says Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the MJ Estate.
Weitzman tells TMZ … “Mr. Robson’s claim is outrageous and pathetic. This is a young man who has testified at least twice under oath over the past 20 years and said in numerous interviews that Michael Jackson never did anything inappropriate to him or with him.”
Weitzman goes on … “Now, nearly 4 years after Michael has passed, this sad and less than credible claim has been made.”
Sources connected with the case tell TMZ … Robson is claiming he suffered from “repressed memory” and that’s why he didn’t file his creditor’s claim on time. TMZ broke the story … Robson filed legal docs against the MJ Estate, claiming Michael molested him when he was a child. Robson was a frequent guest at the Neverland Ranch between the ages of 7 and 14.
Weitzman tells TMZ … “We are confident that the court will see this for what it is.”
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And here is Mesereau’s:
MJ Molestation Lawyer Wade’s Sexual Abuse Claim ‘All About Money’
The man who led Michael Jackson‘s defense in the 2005 molestation trial says Wade Robson is not telling the truth by now claiming the singer molested him … and says such a belated claim “must be just about money,” TMZ has learned.
Attorney Tom Mesereau told TMZ … Wade Robson led off his defense in the famous molestation trial because prosecutors had claimed the famous choreographer had been molested by Jackson as a child.
Mesereau says Robson was strong and unwavering in his testimony — adamant that Jackson never touched him. Tom says Robson never cracked during intense cross-examination.
Mesereau tells us, “Michael never touched Robson inappropriately in any way.” And Mesereau scoffs at any notion that Robson suffered from repressed memory and is only coming forward now.
During the hearing, Robson said that while he slept in the same bed with Michael as a child … and that Michael would often kiss him on the cheek … MJ never touched him in a sexual manner, ever.
In fact, while Robson was on the stand … he passionately told the court, “I’m telling you that nothing ever happened.”
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Here is an audio interview that Mesereau granted with the fan forum Positively Michael on May 9th, 2013 to show his disgust with Wade’s betrayal.
Unfortunately, TMZ has confirmed what myself and many other Jackson fans have suspected all along: Wade Robson is using the lame, tired “repressed memories” garbage excuse to justify why he is NOW claiming abuse, instead of claiming it anytime during the previous 20 years! Here is one of many videos on Youtube about the controversies surrounding this bogus science:
When it was confirmed that he had seen a child psychologist, who then helped him “recover” those “repressed” memories, the first person to come to mind was “Dr.” Carol Lieberman, a notorious foe of Jackson for many years who, along with her BFF Gloria Allred, tried to get Jackson’s children removed from his custody after the “baby dangling” incident in November 2002, the airing of Bashir’s crockumentary in February 2003, and after Jackson’s arrest in November 2003.
On April 16th, 2004 she participated in a radio interview with MJJF Talk Radio, alongside Jackson family friend Flo Anthony. The complete transcript of that fiery debate can be found at the bottom of this post.
In addition to trying to get Jackson’s kids removed from his custody, she literally worked hand in hand with Allred to manufacture yet another false accusation! In June 2004, Daniel Kapon claimed – and I’m being serious here, folks! – that Jack stole songs from him, made him get plastic surgery, and forced him to take drugs and alcohol from the time he was ages 3 through 9 (which would have been the years 1987-1995). Kapon claimed that Dr. Lieberman helped him “recover” those memories of abuse, and Allred was hired to sue Jackson. Sneddon investigated his claims, and didn’t pursue any criminal charges because he knew they were baseless, yet, and Allred’s frivolous lawsuit was thrown out in 2008. You can read more about Kapon and other “phantom victims” of Jackson in this post, this post, and this post.
After Jackson’s death, Lieberman was interviewed on the Bill O’Reilly show by guest host Laura Ingraham, and here is a brief excerpt of what she had to say:
Despite all that, Jackson has accomplished over the years, these problems are part of his legacy. Joining us now from Boston is Dr. Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist who actually filed a complaint against Jackson following the baby dangling incident and from Los Angeles, Pat Lalama, an investigative reporter, who’s followed Jackson trials and tribulations. Both of you, great to see you.
Dr. Lieberman, I’d like to start with you, because I’ve heard a lot of people say that what Michael Jackson had become in the last several years was more and more childlike. That he hadn’t been a child. Hadn’t had a chance to experience childhood, so he wanted to experience that later in life. Do you buy into that theory, to explain all the strange behavior?
CAROLE LIEBERMAN, M.D., FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST: Well, you know, he was severely abused emotionally and physically and perhaps even sexually as a child. Well, in fact, in a sense, he was because of the father and brothers bringing women to their rooms while he was on tour with them. All of this abuse was causing him to not want to grow up, just like Peter Pan. And particularly regarding his sexuality, which did cause all of his problems.
And I think that, you know, I filed this complaint with Child Protective Services. And really, the complaint was to take his children away because I thought he was not a fit father.
But in that complaint, I mentioned, Gavin, the boy who ultimately — he was ultimately on trial for, for having molested. And but I suggested that when the children be taken away, that he receive psychotherapy. And of course, now with this horrible tragedy, I only wish that someone would have listened to that and given him psychotherapy at that time. He actually needed it years before, but at least at that time.
Now, back to the subject at hand; I initially thought that “Dr.” Lieberman was behind all of this, just as she was behind Daniel Kapon’s false claims, but the shrink who helped Wade “recover” his repressed memories is Dr. David Arredondo, M.D. Here is his personal website, and here is his blog.
I don’t know anything about him, except that he is involved in this mess, but to what extent I don’t know at the moment. There is rampant speculation in the fan community that AEG is behind all of this, and has either paid Robson a large amount of money to backstab Jackson, or has threatened to blacklist him in the entertainment industry if he refused to do so. (Robson has worked with AEG in the past while touring with Britney Spears and others.)
If AEG (or anyone else) did indeed bribe Wade, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that his family (or any other family that associated with Jackson) was offered a large bribe to falsely accuse Jackson. In his 2011 book “You Are Not Alone”, Jermaine Jackson wrote the following on page 159:
Every one of my unanswered letters seemed irrelevant now; it was about shouting for the truth as the media invited ex-employees to run with their wildest allegations, induced by large six-figure payments and the racier the allegation, the bigger the check. I’ve since learned that Wade’s mother Joy Robson was approached by the National Enquirer and offered a six-figure sum if she changed her story ‘to say that Michael had molested your son’. Thankfully, people like Joy had scruples and she, like every other parent and child who’d spent time at Neverland, would not corroborate Dr. Chandler’s claims or anyone else’s, even when the police turned the screw.
Alfonso Ribeiro starred in a Pepsi commercial with Jackson in 1984, and his most popular role is the “Carlton Banks” character that he played on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” in the mid-nineties. In 1993, he appeared on the Geraldo Rivera show to defend Jackson, and admitted that his father was offered $100k dollars to lie and say that Jackson molested him. This excerpt is from Lisa Campbell’s “The King of Pop’s Darkest Hour”:
Alfonso Ribeiro appeared on Geraldo, to say there was never a time when he felt uncomfortable with Michael Jackson. Ribeiro, at the age of twelve, had starred with Michael and the other Jacksons in a Pepsi commercial in 1984. Ribeiro felt like Michael was one of his buddies and felt the allegations were “preposterous”. He also disclosed that his own father was offered $100,000 by a tabloid to say anything negative about Michael Jackson.
If Joy Robson was willing to reject a six figure bounty to lie about Jackson in 1993, then I wonder what made her change her mind to support her lying son now (and that’s IF she and Chantal Robson are supporting Wade’s current claims!)
I have already read the testimony of not only Wade, but his mother Joy and sister Chantal as well, and it is absolutely ludicrous to for him (or them!) to think that they can convince anone that Jackson molested them, even after all of their vociferous denials throughout the years. Let’s look back at Wade’s own words to fact check his story and rule out when the alleged abuse could have occurred.
Jackson performed two shows in Brisbane, Australia during the Bad tour from on November 27th & 28th, 1987. That was the first and last time that Wade saw Jackson until he went to LA in 1991. So any alleged abuse most certainly did NOT take place in Australia.
And after reading Wade’s detailed description of the first time he met Jackson after the concert in Brisbane, and he and his family hanging out with Jackson in his hotel room “for two hours”, watching Moonwalker and joking with each other, do you honestly think for one nanosecond that he was molested but somehow “forgot about it”, spent the next 25 years defending MJ and giving tributes to him, and then all of a sudden “recovering” the memories of that abuse?
Does that make ANY sense to anyone reading this? I DON’T THINK SO!!!!
Think about the specific language he used in his chatroom post on April 27th, 2004: “I do not need to be reminded of circumstances that happened when I was a kid.” It’s pretty ironic that he didn’t want anyone to “remind” of the trumped up charges of 1993, yet somehow he thought he needed psychological counseling to deal with those false charges, only to have memories of his OWN abuse “recovered” out of the blue by some quack shrink? Does that make ANY sense?
In the next few posts in this series, I will summarize and analyze the testimonies of Wade, Joy, and Chantal Robson, so stay tuned! As I go through all of his testimony, I will continue to rule out other time periods when the alleged abuse could have occurred, based on what he says about the time periods that he spend at Neverland.
Brace yourselves, because this is about the get very ugly! Both Diane Dimond and Victor Gutierrez have already begun to use Twitter to spread their worthless 2 cents on the matter, as shown in the screenshots below (VG retweeted Dimond in the first photo, and in the second photo I screencapped a bunch of her tweets from her account):
Update May 8, 2013
Here is Mesereau’s interview with the Positively Michael fan club about this current fiasco.
He’ll be doing additional interviews with mainstream media outlets, and as those videos become available, I will add them to this post. Here are Frank Cascio’s and Brett Barnes’ statement about Wade’s nonsense. Truer words have never been spoken!
On May 9th, 2013 TMZ reported that Wade Robson had a “nervous breakdown” in March 2011, which triggered his desire to seek counseling, and during those counseling sessions his “repressed memories” were “recovered”.
But, the problem with that story is the fact that in the aforementioned interviews that he conducted with Rhythm Addicts TV and Oprah’s “Life Class” show in August 2011 and July 2012, respectively, he didn’t show any signs whatsoever of any “nervous breakdown”! In fact, he continued to praise and thank Jackson, and was very excited about working on the upcoming Immortal world tour!
So the “nervous breakdown” bullcrap has officially been DEBUNKED!!! (The videos of those two interviews can be seen earlier in this post by scrolling upward.)
Wade Robson Nervous Breakdown Triggered Molestation Memories
Wade Robson — the famous choreographer who now claims Michael Jackson molested him for 7 years — had a complete nervous breakdown in March, 2011 … and that opened Pandora’s box … sources close to the Robson family tell TMZ.
Multiple sources tell us … Robson had anxiety that was building during most of 2010 … and it exploded in March, 2011. He had a debilitating nervous breakdown that pushed him into complete seclusion and torpedoed his career.
We’re told after the breakdown, Robson was unable to work — to fulfill his commitments. He had a number of contracts that he ended up breaching, including his promise to write 3 songs. Our sources say he lost “a ton of money” and has earned almost nothing since.
Sources tell us after the breakdown, Robson went to a psychotherapist for several weeks … and that’s all it took for the floodgates to open. Robson then told his family Michael Jackson had molested him from ages 7 to 14.
Our sources say shortly after Robson revealed his secret … he told friends and family he planned to file a lawsuit against the MJ Estate.
As for his motivation … Robson family sources tell TMZ … although he’s not making any money, he has “substantial savings.” Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/09/wade-robson-nervous-breakdown-triggered-molestation-memories-michael-jackson-child-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-choreographer/2/#c6524188#ixzz2SoDtpsjR Visit the TMZ Store: http://tmzstore.com
Here is a great post that also analyzes the curious timing of Wade’s allegations: http://youredoingwrong.blogspot.com/2013/05/weve-had-enough.html
And here is a yet another example of the flawed and frivolous theory behind “repressed memory”: last year, the Minnesota Supreme Court rejected the repressed memory explanation for an exception to the statute of limitations for bringing criminal charges against a Catholic priest. The court ruled that the theory was “bogus”, “lacked foundational reliability”, and was “junk science”. For more information on this case, read this article.
LaToya was a guest on “The Talk” on May 24, 2013, and as you would expect, she made no attempt whatsoever to defend Michael. However, she did confirm something very interesting; Wade Robson dated two of her nieces, and that begs the question:
WHAT KIND OF “VICTIM” DATES THE NIECES OF HIS ABUSER???!!!
You can watch the video here.