Michael Jackson: Lawsuit against his estate dismissed

Michael Jackson
Lawsuit against his estate was dismissed

Michael Jackson in the nineties

© Vicki L. Miller

The alleged abuse victim Wade Robson failed in court with a lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s companies.

The lawsuit of the choreographer and dancer Wade Robson (38) against the companies of Michael Jackson (1958-2009) has been dismissed in court. A judge in Los Angeles ruled Monday that Robson cannot sue MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures for alleged sexual abuse. The same judge is in favor of the same verdict that he had passed on James Safechuck (43) last year. He also wanted to sue the Michael Jackson companies.

Robson and Safechuck claim they were molested by the singer in the late 1980s and early 1990s while living on his Neverland ranch – and that Jackson’s staff systematically turned a blind eye to it. According to the judge, however, these had no legal means to control Jackson’s behavior, since he was the sole owner of the company and “all board members without reason or notice” could have been removed.

According to “BBC” the judge ruledthat the companies had not had a relationship with Robson that would create a legal obligation for them to protect him from the alleged abuse. Robson is expected to appeal the decision. Safechuck and Robson’s allegations were also featured in the much discussed documentary “Leaving Neverland”.