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Molestation lawsuit against late Michael Jackson dismissed

Wade Robson says he realized he was molested after years in therapy, but filed a suit against the pop star too late.

By Marilyn Malara
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Molestation lawsuit against late Michael Jackson dismissed
Wade Robson's suit against Michael Jackson's estate was thrown out by a Los Angeles judge Tuesday. Photos by Everett Collection/ Shutterstock.com and Stephen Osman/UPI

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- A choreographer who once testified on behalf of the king of pop has had his suit against Michael Jackson's estate thrown out by a Los Angeles judge Tuesday.

Wade Robson, 32, claimed in 2013 that he indeed was molested by Jackson as a child and it took therapy to realize it. But LA Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff decided that Robson took too long to file a lawsuit against Jackson's estate and dismissed the case.

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Robson filed the suit four years after Michael Jackson's death.

According to My News LA, his lawyer, Maryann Marzano, said in April that there was no "ah, ha" moment where Robson realized Jackson had treated him inappropriately, that he couldn't file a lawsuit against him because he had been "brainwashed into believing it was consensual."

But Jonathan Steinsapir, the attorney representing the Jackson estate, argued that time limits must be enforced so others cannot repeatedly continue to file similar cases in the coming years.

"Even assuming the plaintiff's position is correct...both parties before the court recognize that any such (impediment) exists only for a reasonable time period after any violence, intimidation or threatening conduct by the decedent ceases," Judge Beckloff said.

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