A housekeeper who once described seeing Wade Robson in the shower with Michael Jackson may be the key to the former’s claims of molestation.
Robson, 30, recently accused Jackson of sexual abuse in a claim against his estate, then defended himself on Today, calling Michael a pedophile.
Blanca Francia’s testimony during Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial included a graphic account of MJ showering naked with a young Wade Robson.
Francia described seeing Michael’s underwear on the floor outside the Neverland Ranch shower, as well as Wade’s child-sized neon green underwear.
She said she couldn’t see exactly what the King of Pop was doing in there because the shower door was fogged up, but said she heard him laughing.
Despite Francia’s story, Michael was acquitted – in no small part because Wade himself also testified and insisted Jackson never abused him.
That’s the opposite, of course, of what he is claiming now.
Robson is planning to argue that the late icon’s companies, MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, had a duty to protect him when he was a young boy.
Because they were involved in recruiting him from Australia to work with Michael – who he says abused him from ages 7-14 – they are liable today.
According to TMZ, Wade wants to use Blanca’s 2005 testimony to show Michael abused him, and hope that she will cooperate in his new case as well.
Robson has been hammered by MJ’s former attorney Tom Mesereau, as well as Michael’s nephew Taj Jackson, his ex-wife Debbie Rowe, and others.
Michael’s camp says Wade is obviously changing his story now because he’s motivated by money, and point to his moving 2005 account – under oath.
Wade says he understands this, but is adamant that he’s not lying now.
“I never forgot one moment of what Michael did,” he said. “But I was psychologically unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse.”
“I lived in silence and denial for 22 years,” Robson went on, noting that he suffered nervous breakdowns that nearly ended his career two years ago.
“In order to heal, I have to speak the truth and speak the whole truth.”
You tell us: What do you think of Wade Robson’s allegations?