A judge dismissed a lawsuit on Monday that claimed Michael Jackson’s corporate entities had a legal responsibility to protect Wade Robson as a child from foreseeable molestation he alleged took place in the 1990s.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Robson sued in 2013 claiming Jackson sexually abused him for nearly a decade and his companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures facilitated the conduct.” Jackson’s estate now controls both companies. The lawsuit contended they had been negligent by failing to exert control over the late King of Pop’s alleged behavior.
The Associated Press reported Robson’s attorney argued that “the two corporations Jackson had started had a duty to protect him the same way the Boy Scouts or a school would need to protect children from their leaders.”
“There is no evidence supporting Plaintiff’s contention that Defendants exercised control over Jackson,” wrote Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young in Monday’s ruling. “The evidence further demonstrates that Defendants had no legal ability to