Judge Dismisses Wade Robson’s 2016 Molestation Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson

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Dismissed once again…

As we reported, in September 2016, choreographer Wade Robson filed a new lawsuit against two of Michael Jackson‘s companies — MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures — which he claims “designed, developed and operated what is likely the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organization the world has known.”

Since 2013, the So You Think You Can Dance star has accused the musician of abusing him for years, starting when he was just seven years old.

Related: Michael Prank Called Russell Crowe For TWO YEARS?!

On Wednesday, a judge dismissed Robson’s lawsuit claiming the two businesses are not liable for Jackson’s alleged actions. He did not, however, rule on the merit of the claims.

According to the New York Daily News, Judge Mitchell Beckloff said:

“Without control over Michael Jackson, the corporate defendants could not impose ‘reasonable safeguards’ or take ‘reasonable steps’ to ‘avoid acts of unlawful sexual conduct in the future’ by Michael Jackson.”‘

While a lawyer for MJ’s estate praised the decision, the dancer’s attorney Vince Finaldi says they will appeal, telling E! News:

“We strongly disagree with the court’s ruling, as we firmly believe it is contrary to established California law and sets a dangerous precedent that endangers the State’s vulnerable children… For these reasons, we will be vigorously appealing this decision so that Wade’s case can be decided on its factual merits before a jury of his peers. The days of Hollywood legal teams’ usage of threats, bullying, intimidation, and disingenuous arguments to convince judges to dismiss cases are numbered.”

As we reported, Robson’s 2013 molestation lawsuit against the “King of Pop” was dismissed in 2015 because he waited too long to file.

We’ll continue to keep you updated.

[Image via WENN.]

Dec 20, 2017 5:01pm PDT

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