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Michael Jackson Molestation Lawsuit Dismissed


05/29/2015
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(Radio.com) Michael Jackson's name has been cleared--at least when it comes to a molestation lawsuit from a choreographer. A posthumous lawsuit against the singer filed by choreographer Wade Robson was dismissed this week because too many years had elapsed, according to Rolling Stone.

Robson, who alleges he was molested by Jackson from 1990 to 1997, waited 16 years to file the lawsuit. His case wasn't helped by the fact that he was one of Jackson's supporters while other victims came forward and testified against Jackson, including witnesses who claimed to have seen Jackson molest Robson.

Years later though, Robson says he confronted Jackson's past sexual abuse in a 2012 therapy session. "I began to recognize for myself that Jackson had molested me," Robson said in a sworn statement, before filing his lawsuit, according to People. "I first spoke about the sexual activity I had with Jackson. This revelation initiated an enormous emotional, psychological and physiological upheaval in my life that continues until this day."

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who handled the case on Tuesday, said that Robson was able to file a lawsuit "only for a reasonable time period after any violence, intimidation or threatening conduct by the decedent ceases," before dismissing it. Read more here.

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