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Friday 26 December 2014

Jackson molestation accuser not involved with AEG

Michael Jackson

AEG Live is reportedly not planning to call the late Michael Jackson’s recent molestation accuser choreographer Wade Robson to the stand in the King of Pop’s wrongful death case.

The late entertainer has been accused of committing lewd acts against choreographer Wade Robson in legal documents obtained by TMZ.

The Jackson family is currently involved in litigation with concert promoter AEG Live. They claim the company is responsible for his death due to negligent behaviour that led to the star’s 2009 demise from a Propofol overdose.

Apparently there are no plans by AEG to call Wade as a witness for their defence.

“AEG has just learned about Wade Robson’s claims and there doesn’t seem to be any reason to call him to the stand,” a source told Radar Online.

“Wade doesn’t bring anything to the case that would bolster AEG’s case that they aren’t responsible for Michael Jackson’s death.”

The Jacksons are suing AEG Live for $40 billion in damages.

Meanwhile Wade’s sexual abuse allegations have been slammed by the estate’s lawyer Howard Weitzman.

Wade previously denied allegations of child abuse when he testified in the singer’s 2005 molestation trial. Michael’s former housekeeper Blanca Francia testified she saw the pair showering together when Wade was around eight or nine.

Legal papers regarding Wade’s claims were reportedly submitted to the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case on May 1. Apparently permission was requested to file a late creditor’s claim.

Sources tell TMZ that the choreographer only recently filed the papers because he suffered from “repressed memory”.

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