WADE Robson is an Australian-born dancer, choreographer and director who accused Michael Jackson of molesting him when he was seven.
But he’s recently made headlines over a rumoured fling with Britney Spears over 20 years ago — here we take a look at Wade’s life and what happened.
Dancer Wade Robson in a picture posted to his Instagram
Who is Wade Robson?
He began performing as a dancer at the age of five.
When he was nine, Robson and his family relocated to America.
He appeared in three of Jackson’s music videos — Black and White, Jam and Heal The World.
He has directed music videos and world tours for numerous music artists such as NSYNC and Britney Spears.
He has been married to actress Amanda Rodriguez since August 13, 2005 and they have one child together.
How did Wade Robson and Michael Jackson meet?
According to Vulture magazine, Robson met Jackson when he was just 5 years old, after winning a dance competition in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
A seven-year-long period of abuse began soon after Robson alleges, though Jackson adamantly denied all allegations of child abuse.
Two years after meeting Jackson, Robson was a first-time guest at Neverland Ranch.
He spent more time with the pop star after his family relocated to Los Angeles full-time, and he even appeared in a few of Jackson’s early ‘90s music videos.
What has Wade Robson accused Michael jackson of?
The 36-year-old claims he was molested at Neverland Ranch by Michael Jackson when he was just seven.
He says the abuse went on for seven years, and alleges two Jackson firms were used to lure kids.
His lawyer Vince Finaldi said guests were ferried to the ranch in limos, given plane tickets and had food and accommodation paid for.
He added: “Neverland was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap.”
Robson previously sued Jackson’s estate for £1.2billion over the abuse but the lawsuit was dismissed when the judge ruled the estate of Jackson couldn’t be held responsible for the allegations made by the dancer.
In court filings from 2013, Robson revealed how Jackson raped him from the age of seven before “losing interest” in him when he turned 14.
Robson denied he was abused in the King of Pop’s 2005 molestation trial but is now suing the firms in California.
The dancer claims that Michael Jackson ran the most sophisticated child abuse operation the world has ever known.
It is claimed Robson’s mum says her son denied being sexually abused by the pop star after she quizzed him repeatedly over abuse allegations.
After meeting Jackson at a Los Angeles hotel room, he allegedly attempted to have anal sex with Robson, but it was too painful so Jackson stopped.
The following day, it is claimed Robson was summoned to a LA dance studio, where Jackson asked him what he did with his underwear from the previous evening and if there was any blood on it.
Robson claims he later discovered his underwear was stained so put them in the rubbish.
Did Wade Robson date Britney Spears?
Gossip has swirled for decades that Britney, 41, split up with Justin Timberlake in 2002 after getting with Wade.
It has been suspected for a long time that Timberlake wrote his hit song Cry Me a River about Spears cheating on him.
In the memoir, Britney claims she cheated one time with the choreographer after finding out that Justin had slept around behind her back.
She writes of her fling with Wade: “We were out one night and we went to a Spanish bar. We danced and danced. I made out with him that night.”
She goes on to claim that she had been loyal to Justin for years “with that one exception”.
Britney also says she confessed the fling to Justin — but they couldn’t move past it and continue their relationship.
What has Wade Robson starred in?
He appeared in episodes of Full House (1992), Picket Fences (1994), 413 Hope St (1997), Nothing Sacred (10997), Pacific Blue and (1998).
Robson also has credited acting roles in the films Kazaam (1996), Edtv (1999) and You Got Served (2004).