According to reports, a judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the late Michael Jackson.
A choreographer, who is now 35-years-old, alleged that the late pop star had molested him as a child.However, this week a judge dismissed the case, which resolved one of the last major claims against Jackson’s holdings.
Judge Mitchell L Beckloff’s summary judgment ruled against Wade Robson, the accuser, finding that the two Jackson-owned corporations, which were the remaining defendants in the case, were not liable for Robson’s exposure to Jackson. He did not rule on the credibility of Robson’s allegations themselves.
Robson stated that he met Michael Jackson when he was just 5-years-old. He testified in Jackson’s defense in the pop stars 2005 criminal trial, stating that he spent numerous of nights at Jackson’s “Neverland Ranch” sleeping in his room but Jackson never molested him. Jackson was acquitted in that trial.
Then in 2013, about four years after the singer’s death, Robson sued the Jackson estate for an alleged molestation that spanned a seven-year period.
A court ruled in 2015 that Robson had filed his lawsuit too late to get any of Jackson’s estate. That left two remaining defendants, both corporate entities owned by Jackson in his lifetime: MJJ Productions, Inc., and MJJ Ventures, Inc.
The judge ruled that those two corporate defendants could not be held responsible for Robson’s exposure to Jackson.