Famed choreographer Wade Robson recently filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s estate, claiming the self-proclaimed King of Pop had molested him when he was a child.
The wrinkle in this story is the 30-year-old Robson testified back in 2005, during Jackson’s child molestation trial, that Jackson never molested him.
On Thursday morning’s ‘Today’ show, Robson defended his lawsuit telling host Matt Lauer that he, “was scared psychologically and emotionally completely unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse.”
According to Robson, Jackson sexually abused him between the ages of 7 and 14. Telling Lauer that Jackson performed sexual acts on him as a boy and he performed sexual acts on Jackson.
Robson is insisting that “This is not a case of repressed memory,” and he has never forgotten what Jackson did to him.
In Jackson’s 2005 trial Robson was Jackson’s star witness in his defense. He claims during a criminal investigation in 1993, Jackson would call him regularly and role play to convince the young Robson that they would both go to jail if anyone discovered what they had done.
Robson told Lauer that there was no money involved to testify and it was, “complete manipulation and brainwashing. He would role-play and train me for these scenarios.”
After suffering two nervous breakdowns Robson decided enough was enough and filed the lawsuit.
“The idea that I would make all of this up and put my wife, my son, my entire family through this extremely stressful and painful experience all for the sake of money? That’s completely incomprehensible,” he told Lauer.
Robson admitted that Jackson was an extremely talented artist, but he was also a pedophile and child abuser.
Yesterday Michael Jackson’s dermatologist, Arnold W. Klein, posted a photo of himself overlaid on top of a photo of Michael Joseph Jackson on Facebook, with the comment “hmmmmm,” leading many to believe that he’s the father of Michael’s eldest son, better known as Prince Jackson.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Klein was Jackson’s dermatologist and speculation over the years had people questioning his relationship to Prince and Paris, with some wondering if they were his children.
Prince was born Feb. 13, 1997 to Jackson and the singer’s ex-wife, Debbie Rowe. Sister Paris Jackson was born a year later, with the couple divorcing in 1999. A custody fight ensued resulting in the pop singer reportedly paying $6 million to settle a custody battle with Rowe, giving him full custody.
Michael always claimed they were his children and Klein had previously denied being the father of the two children.
Michael’s third child Prince Michael II, or “Blanket,” was through an anonymous surrogate mother.
At the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was being tried for the death of Michael Jackson, Klein had been portrayed as an enabler who fueling Jackson’s addiction to Demerol.
It was around that time that Klein filed for bankruptcy, blaming his financial troubles on his former office manager, Jason Pfeiffer, and former accountant, Muhammad Khilji, who he said embezzled more than $8 million.
In a not very flattering Vanity Fair article, Klein comes across as unstable, claiming on Facebook that his former accountant Khilji used hawala, the ancient informal money-transfer system employed by al-Qaeda to move funds around the world, to clean out his employer’s assets and transfer them into far-flung bank accounts.
In the article Klein is quoted as saying, “They opened 41 illegal bank accounts in my name,” said Klein. “I have records of all this stuff. Also, they tried to overdose me … so I would bleed to death They tried to overdose me on Coumadin [blood thinner], because I was in atrial flutter [abnormal heart rhythm], and they changed my will in the middle of the night without notarizing it.”
It should also be noted that Debbie Rowe was Klein’s medical assistant.
Prior to his death nobody wanted anything to do with him due to his “legal” troubles.
The Jackson estate, and profiteers alike, have all flocked to grab a piece of Michael in order to make a buck. And when I say a piece of Michael – I’m not joking.
BestOnlinecasino.com (formerly OnlineGamblingPal.com) is betting on Michael Jackson to rock and ‘roll’ again.
You see these forward thinking people at BestOnlineCasino had a genius moment (tongue-in-cheek). While these wonderful folks may not have him rocking and rolling, they will have him rolling and bouncing.
Last December, just after their genius moment, BestOnlineCasino was able to purchase, at auction, some of Michael’s hair for a whopping $10,871.
WTF!? Was someone actually collecting his hair? Who was it, Pepsi?
Ok, so to make a short story long, BestOnlineCasino took these precious locks of hair and transformed them into, of all things, a roulette ball. The best part is they actually made a video of the making of the ball, and it was at made at a “secret location.”
How cool is that. Wink, wink.
This gives hair ball a whole new meaning.
Based on the video, It appears there was some left over hair and BestOnlineCasino’s, Kim O’Neill, alluded to the fact that there was more to come.
I don’t even want to think about what’s next.
According to Jack Mason, spokesperson for BestOnlineCasino.com;
“I speak for everyone at BestOnlineCasino.com when I say I’m overjoyed with both the roulette ball and the ‘making-of’ video. When we purchased Michael Jackson’s hair last year, it was to create a fitting tribute to one of the world’s greatest entertainers. Not only am I proud to say we’ve done this, I’m delighted that we’ve been able to share the magical experience of its creation with Michael’s millions of fans through our video.”
Stay tuned to see what’s next for this now famous hair ball.
In the meantime click on any of the items below, while they may not be locks of Michael’s hair, I’m sure they’ll bring you hours of pleasure nonetheless.
The Legends of Soul Tribute Show is a group of individuals who impersonate ““ well ““ legends of soul.
This very talented group of guys and gals, put on nothing short of a true Las Vegas style show, with each impersonator in full character during their entire set, and many performers playing multiple characters.
As droves of young and old crowded into Thunder Valley Casino Resort‘s Pano Hall on Saturday, radio personality, and the evenings emcee Nick Harper thanked everyone for coming out to the show, as well as Thunder Valley Casino for providing such a great venue.
The Legends of Soul kicked off their 2+ hour extravaganza with the legendary Sam Cooke played by Elijah Sterling (Get it? Legends of Soul ““ legendary Sam Cooke. I know, it cracked me up too.) Cooke dressed in a powder blue suit with matching hat, sang “Cupid” and “Twist the Night Away,” easily two of Cooke’s greatest hits from the early “’60s.
Following Cooke was Jackie Wilson, played by John Hampton. Wilson was known as Mr. Excitement due to his dynamic dance moves while onstage. Hampton didn’t disappoint as he took the stage by storm, dancing much like Wilson. Singing “You Keep Lifting Me Higher” and “Baby Workout,” Hampton delivered a high energy performance.
Wilson Pickett, played by Dwayne Thompson, delivered a soulful performance of “Mustang Sally,” followed by “In the Midnight Hour,” two of Pickett’s biggest hits.
The Legends of Soul wouldn’t be complete without the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, played by Samantha Richardson. A gentleman, accompanying Franklin on stage, removed a white fur she had draped around her neck and left the stage as she belted out “Chains of Fools” and “Rock Steady.” Franklin finished off her set with an extremely well done rendition of “Respect.”
The O’Jays arrived on stage singing “Love Train” and “Back Stabbers.” The trio was in perfect synchronization their entire set and sounded eerily familiar to the original O’Jays.
The Stylistics and The Dramatics also performed later in the show. Both groups performed flawlessly while they danced in-step with each other, lending to their credible performance.
Needing no introduction due to the silky tone and song choice, Lou Rawls, played by Russell Branch, came out singing “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” followed by “Lady Love.” I believe I saw a woman or two faint, he was that good.
So the show continued with one legend after another. Some audience members were lost in the moment, as I’m sure they were thinking back to those long forgotten memories, or maybe they were just dosing ,as some folks in the crowd were just a tad on the old side.
Other stars that shared the stage were Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Patti Labelle, and Stevie Wonder.
Most notable was John Hampton coming out as Stevie Wonder. Lending to the credible performance was Producer Rudolph Peter’s as he guided Wonder to his keyboard, taking Wonder’s hand and guiding it to the keyboard and microphone to ensure Wonder knew where they were. Complete with the sound of Wonder, Hampton’s performance included all the mannerisms of the legend.
Every performer did an excellent job staying in character and singing just like the real thing. The real standouts of the show, and mostly forgotten in the background, was the band, as they played a wide variety of hits throughout the night.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this group of talented individuals performing in Las Vegas at some point in the future. They pack in the people, they love what they do, and they do it well.
Complete Cast in order of Appearance:
Master of Ceremony: Nicholas Harper
Sam Cooke: Elijah Sterling
Jackie Wilson ““ John Hampton
Wilson Pickett: Dwayne Thompson
Aretha Franklin: Samantha Richardson. Background Dee Johnson and Dewanna Slaughter
The O’Jays: Charles Boomer, David Lige, and Lionel Burns
Lou Rawls: Russell Branch
Curtis Mayfield: Elijah Sterling
Marvin Gaye: Chase Ruffin
Al Green: Lionel Burns
The Dramatics: James Hill, Stan Lockwood, Rodney James, Douglas Stepney, and Chase Ruffin
Patti Labelle: Dee Johnson ,background – Samantha Richardson, and Dewanna Slaughter
Stevie Wonder: John Hampton
The Stylistics: Ralph Greene (lead vocals), background- Elijah Sterling, Rodney James, and David Lige
Michael Jackson: Thurman Conners
Band: (Lead Guitar) Richard Cravalho, (Drummer) Rich Aguon, (Bass Guitar) Darrel Broadnax, (Keyboard Left) Archie White, (Keyoard Right) Earnest Nation, and (Congo) Glen Austin
Producer: Rudolph Peters