Wade Robson: Michael Jackson ran a child sex abuse operation
Choreographer Wade Robson has claimed that Michael Jackson operated "the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse organisation the world has known".
The 33-year-old celebrity choreographer first met the late King of Pop when he was five years old, and has made the allegations against his companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures - which both distribute the singer's multimedia entertainment - saying that both organisations served sinister dual purposes.
In the complaint motion, Wade's lawyer Vince Finaldi wrote: "The thinly-veiled, covert second purposes of these businesses was to operate as a child sex abuse operation specifically designed to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims."
Wade claims Michael and his inner circle within the two companies "designed, developed and operated what is likely the most sophisticated public child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation organisation the world has known."
He also alleged the 'Dirty Diana' singer's assistant Norma Staikos was the "madam" or "procurer" of the operation.
The lawyer alleged Michael's Neverland ranch was a "well-orchestrated trap" designed to lure in children to be groomed by the star.
He told the New York Daily News newspaper: "[Staikos] would call parents and say, 'Hey, he wants to meet you, come down to the ranch'.
"Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap. It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse."
Although Wade first met the 'Thriller' hitmaker when he was five, the choreographer claimed that he was seven when the star - who passed away in 2009 from acute Propofol intoxication - sexually abused him when he visited Disneyland for a performance with his dance company.
Wade's mother reportedly contacted Norma to arrange a meeting with the pop star, and the family was invited to stay at Neverland.
Wade claims he slept in Michael's bed whilst the rest of his family had separate guest quarters.
The choreographer stated it was that weekend that the abuse first took place, and that it continued until he was 14, the Hollywood Reporter states. He claims that the 'Bad' musician was "no longer interested in him sexually" after he "began showing signs of puberty".
The 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge also said that he loved Michael like a father and didn't believe he was being sexually abused until he entered psychotherapy following a breakdown in 2012 that has left him unable to work.
Wade's molestation claims against Michael's estate were previously dismissed because he waited too long to file a complaint in court.
But his complaints against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures argue the companies were negligent because they "breached their duty to take reasonable protective measures to protect minor children in their charge".
A trial has been scheduled for March 13.