Celebrity choreographer Wade Robson is claiming Michael Jackson operated the most sophisticated child sex abuse operation ‘the world has ever known’.
Robson, who first met Jackson when he was five years old, made the disturbing allegations in a new complaint filed against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures.
The 33-year-old claims the two companies, which both distribute multimedia entertainment made by Jackson, served ‘dual purposes’.
‘The thinly-veiled, covert second purposes of these businesses was to operate as a child sex abuse operation,’ wrote Robson’s lawyer, Vince Finaldi, in the motion.
‘Specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims.’
Robson claims Jackson’s assistant Norma Staikos was the ‘madam’ or ‘procurer’ of the operation.
It was Staikos who Robson’s mother contacted when the seven-year-old and his family arrived at Disneyland for a performance with his dance company, according to the complaint.
Robson had met Jackson two years earlier in Australia after winning a dance competition run by MJJ Productions.
During the Disneyland trip, Staikos invited Jackson’s family to stay at Neverland Ranch, the complaint states.
Robson’s family stayed in separate guest quarters, while he slept in the pop superstar’s bed, according to the choreographer.
That was the first night Robson claimed he was sexually abused by Jackson, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Robson, who has since worked with Britney Spears and appeared as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, claims the abuse went on for the next seven years.
The abuse ranged from French kissing to penetrative sex and only stopped when Robson began ‘showing signs of puberty’, the complaint claims.
That’s when Jackson became ‘no longer as interested in him sexually’.
Finaldi said Robson wasn’t the only child Jackson, Staikos and his companies lured to Neverland Ranch.
‘(Staikos) would call parents and say, “Hey, he wants to meet you, come down to the ranch,’ Finaldi told the New York Daily News.
Finaldi said the family’s plane tickets and food would be paid for. They would arrive to the ranch in a limousine, and be given gifts from the staff.
‘Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,’ he told the New York Daily News.
‘It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.’
Robson at first denied he was abused by Jackson when he was called to testify in the King of Pop’s 2005 molestation trial.
Jackson was accused at the time of sexually abusing Gavin Arvizo, a 13-year-old cancer survivor.