A man who claimed Michael Jackson sexually molested him over two decades ago has attempted a late creditor’s claim against the late entertainer’s estate. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed the charges filed by 32-year-old dancer, Wade Robson.
The case was overseen in Los Angeles Superior Court by Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who heard arguments on the case last month. As reported by MyNewsLa.com, the Jackson estate’s motion to dismiss the case was successful and was bolstered by the fact Robson already testified under oath in 2005 that Jackson never touched him.
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Robson, 32, alleged Jackson molested him between 1990-97, though he testified in the singer’s 2005 child molestation trial — which involved another boy and ended with Jackson’s acquittal — that the entertainer did not abuse him.
Attorney Howard Weitzman, on behalf of the Jackson estate, today hailed Beckloff’s ruling.
“The court’s dismissal of Wade Robson’s claim against the estate of Michael Jackson confirms that his lawsuit was inappropriately filed,” Weitzman said. “Mr. Robson testified under oath in a courtroom that Michael never did anything improper with him. The estate believes his testimony was honest when his sole motivation was ‘to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”‘
Robson needed a judge’s permission to bring a late probate court claim because his court papers were filed in May 2013, nearly four years after the entertainer’s June 25, 2009, overdose death at age 50.
Robson claims that suppressed memories of the alleged molestation began to surface via a series of therapy sessions in 2012. Despite the ruling, Robson’s lawyers claim their client has rights to pursue a case against the estate.