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It’s been four years since Michael Jackson died but that’s not stopping his new childhood sexual abuse case.
TMZ reports choreographer Wade Robson has filed legal documents, claiming the King of Pop molested him from ages 5 to 14. The now 30-year-old is asking for an unidentified amount of money from Jackson’s estate.
According to his complaint, Robson says he met MJ at age 5 and began going to sleepovers at Neverland Ranch and his Los Angeles and Las Vegas homes by age 7.
During Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial, Wade testified and denied that the singer had ever touched him inappropriately. To the contrary, Jackson’s former housekeeper Blanca Francia testified that saw the two in the shower together when Wade was just 8 or 9 years old.
Wade’s lawyer filed legal docs May 1 asking the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case to allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against the Estate. In the documents, Wade’s lawyer says he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse.”
Wade’s lawyer has filed the actual complaint under seal — which means it’s not available to the public. Sources tell TMZ … the complaint specifically outlines the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson.
Wade is best known for his appearance on “So You Think You Can Dance” and working with artists such as Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Usher and Pink.