Dancer allegedly molested by Michael Jackson can’t file claim, judge rules 📣

A dancer-choreographer who alleges he was molested by Michael Jackson cannot file a late creditor’s claim against the singer’s estate.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff decision to dismiss Wade Robson’s petition came more than a month after he heard arguments on the estate’s motion to toss the case. Beckloff issued his 19-page ruling on Tuesday.

Robson, 32, alleged Jackson molested him between 1990-97, though he testified in the singer’s 2005 child molestation trial — which involved another boy and ended with Jackson’s acquittal — that the entertainer did not abuse him.

Attorney Howard Weitzman, on behalf of the Jackson estate, today hailed Beckloff’s ruling.

“The court’s dismissal of Wade Robson’s claim against the estate of Michael Jackson confirms that his lawsuit was inappropriately filed,” Weitzman said. “Mr. Robson testified under oath in a courtroom that Michael never did anything improper with him. The estate believes his testimony was honest when his sole motivation was ‘to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”‘

Robson needed a judge’s permission to bring a late probate court claim because his court papers were filed in May 2013, nearly four years after the entertainer’s June 25, 2009, overdose death at age 50.

Maryann Marzano, one of Robson’s lawyers, said during the April hearing that the facts of her client’s case “cry out” for equity to be applied so that he is not deprived to his right to have a full hearing rather than see his case disposed of in a single motion.

Marzano argued Robson’s case illustrates that there was no “ah, ha” moment for her client and that until he received therapy and realized he was molested by Jackson, he could not do anything sooner because he had been “brainwashed into believing it was consensual.”

But attorney Jonathan Steinsapir, on behalf of the estate, countered that limits must be placed on when claims can be filed, irrespective of how serious their nature, so that others cannot keep bringing similar cases against the Jackson executors and other estates for years to come.

Beckloff agreed.

“Even assuming the plaintiff’s position is correct … both parties before the court recognize that any such (impediment) exists only for a reasonable time period after any violence, intimidation or threatening conduct by the decedent ceases,” Beckloff wrote.

In his most recent sworn statement filed in connection with his attempt to file a late probate claim against the singer’s estate, Robson said May 8, 2012, was a key date for him.

“I began to recognize for myself that Jackson had molested me,” Robson alleged. “It was on that date in my therapy session … that 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.”

Attorney Henry Gradstein, who also represents Robson, said earlier that regardless of the outcome of the petition to file the late creditor’s claim, his client can proceed in a separate case against the corporate arm Jackson established before his death.

City News Service

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I promise you would hear it from my lips. And now you will.

This year. New Music. New World tour . A New movement.

I have been listening . Let’s keep the conversation going

Te prometí que lo oirías de mis labios. Y ahora lo harás.

Este año. Música Nueva. Nuevo Tour Mundial. Nuevo movimiento.

He estado escuchando.  Vamos a mantener la conversación.

Michael Jackson Allegedly Hid In The Bathroom After Bob Geldof Rant During ‘We Are The World’ Recording

For those readers who are old enough to remember Bob Geldof’s original We Are The World track, produced in 1985 and featuring most of the biggest singers of the time, they will recall happy old-school memories of the No. 1 selling Christmas track.

However, according to music manager Ken Kragen, who led the proceedings 30 years ago, a lot of drama took place on that day, with some of the biggest superstars reportedly hiding in the bathroom at some points during the day.

Among the artists at the studio were such legends as Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, and Willie Nelson — to name but a few.

Kragen told reporters during a recent interview that Prince didn’t show up to record with the group, as he couldn’t take being around people, while Bob Dylan got a serious bout of stage fright on the day.

In recalling the big day, Kragen said, “We never intended to have 45 artists there. That itself was a huge undertaking. But Quincy coined a fabulous phrase: ‘Leave your egos at the door.’ And we had that on a sign in the studio as you entered the room.”

Kragen continued, “On [January 2], I decided that I’m going to get two artists a day, and I’m going to work from the top of the record charts … I already had Michael who was number one, Lionel was maybe number three, Prince was number two. My idea was, by the time I got into bed, I would add two artists until I got to 15-18 artists.”

He added that for the recording, most of the singers arrived in fancy limos.

“There was a huge crowd of people outside and I was standing at the front of the studios welcoming the artists. All of a sudden, through the crowd, this guy pushes his way to the front. He’s in a leather jacket, wearing cut-off gloves, and it’s Bruce.”

In recalling Bob Dylan’s stage fright, Kragen recalled, “I’m a huge fan of his, and when he had to record his part of the song, it just didn’t sound like Bob. Quincy and Lionel cleared the studio, and they had him go up to the microphone, they sat down at the piano, did his part and imitated what he should sound like, then he went up to the microphone and did it.”

However, possibly the most surprising allegation is that the King of Pop himself, the late and great Michael Jackson, was so petrified when Bob Geldof ranted hard at the singers that he took himself to the bathroom, remaining there for quite some time.

As per Ken, “The picture that was taken for the album cover, and was the front cover of Time magazine, was done first but we couldn’t find Michael,” remembers Ken. “I went looking for him all through the studio until I found him in the bathroom curled up on the counter. He was so intimidated. He had never recorded with all these superstars. I said to him, ‘Michael, you’ve gotta come out. You wrote the record.’ ”
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Slash remembers getting the call from Michael Jackson, asking him to play on “Give In To Me”

Radio.com Minimation, Slash remembers getting the call from Michael Jackson, asking him to play on “Give In To Me,” from the “Dangerous” album.

On Minimation, we comb through the Radio.com interview archives and animate interviews with legendary artists. In this interview from 2014, Slash recalls his legendary sessions with Michael Jackson. You remembered that he played guitar on “Give In To Me” from 1991’s ‘Dangerous’ album, right? 

Michael Jackson always had a knack for finding great lead guitar players when he wanted to rock out a bit on a single. On 1982’s Thriller, he used Eddie Van Halen on “Beat It.” On the follow up, 1987’s Bad he called on Billy Idol’s axe-man Steve Stevens for “Dirty Diana.” And, by the ’90s, there was no guitarist hotter than Guns N Roses‘ Slash. And so it was that Slash got a call from the King of Pop while he was staying in the famed “Riot House” aka the Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

On Minimation, we comb through the Radio.com interview archives and animate interviews with legendary artists. In this interview from 2014, Slash recalls his legendary sessions with Michael Jackson. You remembered that he played guitar on “Give In To Me” from 1991’s ‘Dangerous’ album, right? 

Michael Jackson always had a knack for finding great lead guitar players when he wanted to rock out a bit on a single. On 1982’s Thriller, he used Eddie Van Halen on “Beat It.” On the follow up, 1987’s Bad he called on Billy Idol’s axe-man Steve Stevens for “Dirty Diana.” And, by the ’90s, there was no guitarist hotter than Guns N Roses‘ Slash. And so it was that Slash got a call from the King of Pop while he was staying in the famed “Riot House” aka the Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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