As more shocking and disturbing details emerge from Wade Robson's claims that he was, in fact, sexually abused by Michael Jackson for seven years during his childhood and adolescence, it appears that the woman who first spoke of his possible molestation at the hands of the pop icon during his 2005 trial will now be detrimental to this most recent civil lawsuit…even though the choreographer claimed she was LYING back then!
As you may recall, Blanca Francia worked as a housekeeper at the Neverland Ranch, where Jackson resided, back in the late 1980s. During the 2005 molestation trial, she testified that she saw Michael showering with Wade back when he was 7 or 8, and although she couldn't see what was happening because of steam from the water, she heard her boss laughing.
Of course, Wade's testimony at the time disputed pretty much all of that, but now, as he builds his case against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures - whom he now argues had a responsibility to keep him safe, as they recruited him as a child to begin with - his lawyers are hard at work dissecting the events Francia described, to see if they match up with his more recent account of events.
Furthermore, they are in the process of getting in touch with her, to see if she'll cooperate in the new case!
And we sincerely hope that she will!
Coming to terms with childhood abuse is such a delicate, unbelievably difficult process, and we sincerely hope that this can be resolved with as little pain and as much compassion as possible.
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