TMZ reports choreographer Wade Robson has filed legal documents, claiming the King of Pop molested him from ages 5 to 14. The now 30-year-old is asking for an unidentified amount of money from Jackson’s estate.
Here’s what TMZ had to say about the claim:
Wade’s lawyer filed legal docs May 1 asking the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case to allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against the Estate. In the documents, Wade’s lawyer says he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse.”
Wade’s lawyer has filed the actual complaint under seal — which means it’s not available to the public. Sources tell TMZ … the complaint specifically outlines the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson.
What Does This Mean?
Mr. Robson is asking for permission. He will need permission from the Court to file a claim on the basis of being a “late creditor” based upon a recent molestation allegation, however, it appears he has never previously filed a claim against Michael Jackson or his estate based upon these allegations. According to California Statute and the Los Angeles Superior Court, the representative of Michael’s estate has a duty to find out about all claims against the King of Pop and his estate and notify these claimants that the estate is in probate in order to properly administer the estate. Seeing as Mr. Robson is technically not a current creditor of Michael Jackson or his estate, has previously refuted claims that he was molested by the King of Pop and is in the process of selling his condo and moving to Hawaii after filing this claim, it all seems a bit fishy and opportunistic if you ask me.
How Does This Affect You?
If someone owes you money for goods or services and has passed away before paying the debt, you may be able to petition the court for payment from the estate, even if the claim is late……as long as the claim is valid.