By Robyn Collins
Michael Jackson is being accused again of child sex abuse. An alleged victim has filed new charges, accusing Jackson of abusing him for eight years and for taking part in a major child sexual abuse operation, reports the New York Daily News.
In his suit, Wade Robson, a choreographer who knew the singer as a child, alleges that Jackson and his inner circle had a formulaic way of seeking out children through two companies, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures. The companies served “dual purposes,” Robson’s lawyer Vince Finaldi told the Daily News.
“MJJ Productions operated the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation the world has known,” Finaldi said. “Although MJJ Productions on its face was a multimedia company dedicated to creating and distributing Michael Jackson’s music and entertainment, it actually served a dual purpose, and that was locating, producing and enabling his sexual abuse of kids,” he said.
“This wasn’t just on his own. This was through his company, through (assistant) Norma (Staikos) primarily,” Finaldi continued. “She would call parents and say, ‘Hey he wants to meet you, come down to the ranch.'”
Finaldi added that the company would set up the limo, have someone drive the family to the ranch, sometimes pay for plane tickets, put them up in lodging, pay for food and have staff members provide gifts.
“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi said. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”
Robson’s amended complaint, obtained by the New York Daily News, claims he was introduced to Jackson when he was only 5 years old, after winning a dance competition in Australia organized by MJJ Ventures.
Two years later, Staikos contacted the family about meeting with Jackson and staying at Neverland Ranch during a trip to Los Angeles, according to the complaint. The filing stated that Staikos served as Jackson’s “madam” or “procurer.”
Allegedly, Jackson sexually abused Robson during that visit. The abuse continued for eight years until Robson hit puberty, according to the new complaint.
Robson previously denied he was sexually abused during a 2005 molestation trial in Santa Barbara County. But he later recanted, saying he only realized Jackson abused him after years of therapy. In 2013, Robson’s claims against Jackson’s estate were thrown out when a judge ruled he had waited too long to sue.
Robson is now pursuing separate charges against Jackson’s companies.
A lawyer for MJJ Productions declined to comment to the New York Daily News.
A Jackson source called the new complaint “too silly” to warrant a response.