THE MISSING BED in Wade Robson’s crime story
We are comparing Robson’s complaint, containing fictitious allegations against Michael Jackson, with his own and his mother’s and sister’s testimonies at the 2005 trial. Up till now the process helped us to discover that everything Robson said about his so-called abuse – and I really mean everything – is a fake.
Indeed, the story of a start and continuation of “abuse” allegedly during his first visit to the US and MJ’s Neverland has turned out to be a silly and outrageous lie from its very beginning to end. Pure lies like that seldom occur but Robson’s papers are a rare exception to the rule – the story told by him is a 100% lie.
Due to the abundance of lies the restoration of the truth is a long process and has already taken two posts (see here and here please), and up till now we have only reached point 13 of his “Second Amended Complaint” filed on February 19, 2014.
So this is the point we are starting with now. It says:
“The following Monday, Plaintiff, his mother and sister went to stay with Decedent at his apartment in the Westwood section of Los Angeles in Wilshire Blvd, across the street from a Holiday Inn, while Plaintiff’s father and grandparents continued on their road trip for a few more days. Plaintiff slept with Decedent in his bed at the Westwood apartment; Plaintiff’s mother and sister stayed across the street at the Holiday Inn hotel. The sexual abuse occurred on each of those nights as well. Later that week, the entire family returned to Australia.”
This paragraph is of tremendous importance – it will be instrumental for learning a lot of many other details associated with Michael Jackson and will help us understand a much bigger picture as a whole. Therefore this post will cover not only those few days spent by the Robsons in Los Angeles, but will extend towards their May 1990 visit when Wade Robson and his mother returned to Los Angeles to take part in Michael’s commercial for LA Gear and stayed in the US, according to their testimony, for whole 6 weeks.
But first let’s clarify what is meant by “the following Monday” in the above paragraph.
THE TIMELINE ACCORDING TO THE US CALENDAR
The ‘following Monday” was February 12th, 1990 which was the beginning of the family’s last week in the US.
Quoting Robson’s papers their visit to the US ended sometime ‘later that week’ after ‘a few more days’ spent outside Neverland. After the second weekend at Neverland the family split and Wade’s father and grandparents went to San Francisco while Wade and his mother Joy and sister Chantal went back to Los Angeles, this time with Michael Jackson. After those few days the family reunited and ‘later that week’ they left for Australia.
My 1990 calendar marks the few days the family spent with Michael in LA as Monday–Wednesday Feb.12-14th. Thursday, Feb.15th was most probably the day when the family reunited in Los Angeles (they should have got together and packed their luggage, shouldn’t they?) and Friday, Feb.16th is marked as a probable date for their leave for Australia.
In case they left the country a day later, their time in LA together with Michael can be prolonged by one day, but this is the absolute maximum we can allow for it. And this variant seems to be an unlikely one as the complaint said they left “later in the week” and not at the end of it, so for all we know the departure could be even as early as Thursday, February the 15th.
So since the period they stayed in LA can be stretched longer or shorter, I’ve chosen the average of three days they spent together with Michael as not the longest, but not the shortest option either.
Here is the calendar for January-February 1990 in the USA:
Now that you have a calendar in front of you it would be nice to refresh in your memory the correct timeline of all the events on January-Fabruary 1990 the way they really happened and not fantasized by Robson:
- The time of their arrival in the USA could be the eve of January 26th which was Australia day celebrated in Disneyland. On that day Wade danced with the Johnny Talent Time School and imitated Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”. The performance was on one day only.
- Then the family tried to contact Michael for more than a week as they didn’t have his or his secretary’s contact numbers.
- When the meeting was finally arranged they met him in his recording studio and were invited to spend a weekend at Neverland. This is February 3rd-4th, 1990 according to Robson’s present complaint.
- Then came a week-long break when the family left Neverland. The break was confirmed by Wade’s mother during her 2005 testimony as well as her deposition and testimony before the grand jury in 1993 (most probably Wade said the same during his own deposition in 1993 before the two D.A. of Los Angeles and his own lawyer).
- On the second weekend of February 10-11th, 1990 the family returned to Neverland and spent two more days there.
- The following Monday (Feb.12th) Wade, his mother Joy and his sister Chantal went back to Los Angeles together with Michael while Wade’s father and grandparents travelled to San Francisco.
- Later in the week they reunited and left for Australia.
- All in all the Robsons stayed in the US for approximately three and a half weeks.
- So out of the maximum of 24 days according to this estimation the time they spent with Jackson was seven days (marked green in the calendar) which is exactly a “week” which the seven-year old Wade remembered at the time.
Four days out of these seven days have already been accounted for. We’ve determined that no abuse could start on those days even in theory. Here is quick recap why not:
a) Robson’s “second night” story is false as the ten-year old Chantal slept in one bed with her younger brother that night and her testimony at the trial was the exact opposite of what Robson is saying now.
b) Robson’s story about a “week-long abuse after the family left him behind” is another crazy lie as he was simply not there at the time. The whole of the family left Neverland for a week and Joy Robson extensively testified to it.
c) And both nights of the second weekend Wade and his sister Chantal spent together in Michael’s room again, so any “continuation of abuse” is highly unlikely again, especially since it never started in the first place and everything Robson said up till now was refuted here as a complete LIE.
This way we get to the last three or so days of their first visit to the US and this post will be an attempt to restore the truth behind the more lies Robson is telling us about that period.
THE TOYS-R-US SHOP
Back in 2005 Tom Sneddon asked similar questions and at some point raised with Joy Robson the subject of a Toys-R-Us shop. We are extremely interested in this subject too.
Tom Sneddon says that the shopping visit took place in the night. This was customary for MJ as it was his only chance to avoid the mob. This makes the visit to the toy shop possible only when the Robson family was staying together with Michael during the night, irrespective of where it was.
These nightly occasions can now be counted on the fingers of one hand only. They included 1) two nights on the first weekend at Neverland, 2) two nights on the second weekend at Neverland and 3) some two or three nights spent with MJ in Los Angeles with Joy Robson and her children.
At the 2005 trial Joy Robson remembered that visit to Toys-R-Us. She didn’t accompany her children there and couldn’t recall when exactly the visit took place, but she was sure that it wasn’t during the first weekend, probably not during the second and all she could barely remember was that the children went there with MJ possibly after the opening hours:
3 Q. BY MR. SNEDDON: During the first weekend4 trip to Neverland, did you go to Toys-R-Us?
5 A. No.
6 Q. Was that the second weekend?
7 A. I never went to Toys-R-Us.
8 Q. Did your children go to Toys-R-Us?
9 A. Yes.
10 Q. Which one of those weekends did they go?
11 A. I don’t recall.
12 Q. But you do recall a trip?
13 A. Yes.
14 Q. And they went with Mr. Jackson?
15 A. Yes.
16 Q. And it was after hours, the store was
18 A. I don’t remember.
19 Q. And they were allowed to buy anything — or
20 allowed to get anything they wanted and Mr. Jackson
21 paid for it, correct?
22 A. I think so.
Let us try and narrow down the Toy-R-Us episode to when and where it could indeed happen.
Joy Robson says the visit was not during the first weekend and this is correct. The first weekend was a busy one. On Saturday February 3rd, 1990 Michael accepted an award from Japan via a satellite and therefore spent only part of the day with the Robsons. Due to a huge time difference (Japan is 17 hours ahead of the US) if the ceremony in Japan took place on Sunday evening local time, it would fall on midnight in the US the previous day, and if the ceremony took place in Japan on Sunday morning it would fall on late Saturday afternoon in the US.
The latter variant fits better with the Robsons’ testimony. Joy said that they arrived at Neverland first and even had time to look around the house before Michael’s arrival. He came sometime in the afternoon, so on February 3rd they actually had very little time together before the evening came (when the children asked for a late night stay in Michael’s room).
Sunday, February 4th was another busy night. ABC was airing a tribute to Sammy Davis’s 60th year in show business and Michael and the Robson family surely watched the ceremony on TV. It was a highly publicized event – the proceeds of the show, some $250,000, were going to the United Negro College Fund and Michael sang there a song “You were here” as a tribute to Sammy Davis who was suffering from throat cancer. By then the man could not utter a word and actually died several months after the show aired. The show was filmed in November the previous year but was broadcast on February 4th, 1990, and since it was so emotional and significant an event (which later won the Emmy for Outstanding Musical Special) Michael surely watched it live on TV – most probably together with the Robson family.
So the trip to Toys-R-Us shop certainly did not take place during their first weekend at Neverland.
You can watch Michael’s tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. here:
Now could the visit to Toy-R-Us take place during their second weekend in Neverland?
It looks like it did not either.
To determine it a map could be a great help, and the Google map indeed shows us that the Toy-R-Us shops closest to Neverland are in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara (the places where the two grand juries would later sit in the Chandler case), and both of these towns are rather far away from the ranch – one is more than 40 kms to the north of it and the other is more than 60 kms to the south. Both distances are really too big especially considering that it was a night trip as Tom Sneddon claimed.
But if both weekends are out, so when could the trip take place?
And this is when we recollect that after the second weekend at Neverland Michael and the three Robsons went to Los Angeles. The map shows that Los Angeles has a whole network of Toys-R-Us shops and several of them are not far from the Wilshire boulevard in Westwood where Michael was said to have his condo. Actually a visit to that shop was probably the whole reason why Michael went to LA with the family at all.
Not that the visit to a toy shop matters to us that much. Michael liked shopping for toys and visited Toys-R-Us shops at every opportunity that presented itself, and when some children were around him there was probably no stopping him.
However the correct timing for that visit enables to place it on one of those nights which Wade, Chantal and Michael spent in Los Angeles together and determine that that it was not spent in a bedroom, but in a brightly lit toy shop.
Was it a suitable night for the “abuse”? Hardly so. The journey to the shop and back should have taken at least an hour, not to mention the time spent choosing and trying out various toys there, same as the natural desire of the children to play with their toys when they came back.
And the fact that crowns it all is that on the night visit to a toy shop Chantal was with her brother Wade again and all throughout the night too!
So out of the three nights available for “abuse” one night is already out. What about the remaining two?
THE HOLIDAY INN
Point 13 in Robson’s complaint describes their stay in LA in a very strange way. On the one hand it says that Joy, Wade and Chantal went to “stay with MJ in his apartment in Westwood” and on the other hand “his mother and sister stayed at the Inn across the street”. So which way it was? Did the girls stay in MJ’s apartment or did they stay at the Holiday Inn?
How are we supposed to read this?
“The following Monday, Plaintiff, his mother and sister went to stay with Decedent at his apartment in the Westwood section of Los Angeles in Wilshire Blvd, across the street from a Holiday Inn.<> Plaintiff’s mother and sister stayed across the street at the Holiday Inn hotel.”
Back in 2005 Tom Sneddon was also trying to untangle their memories of who stayed where on their first visit to MJ’s condo and how was it different from their second visit to the US when they came in May 1990 to work on a commercial and stayed at the Holiday Inn for 6 weeks.
Sneddon called their visit to LA in February 1990 a “January visit” but apart from that his timing is okay. Read this piece from his examination of Joy Robson and you will probably notice that it contains a tremendously important fact.
She recalls that during their winter visit to LA with MJ she and her daughter Chantal stayed a couple of nights in MJ’s condo sleeping on the floor there.
23 Q. In May, when you came back, it was for the
24 purpose of your son participating in an L.A. Gear
26 A. Yes.
13 Q. Now, at the time that you came over here for
14 the L.A. Gear commercial, you were staying in The
15 Holiday Inn?
16 A. Yes. In Westwood.
17 Q. And you were here for approximately six
19 A. Yes.
20 Q. And Mr. Jackson had a condo right across the
22 A. Yes.
28 Q. And on a couple of those occasions, you 9232
1 actually were in the condo with them and you and
2 your daughter, or you, slept on the floor; do you
3 recall that?
4 A. I think that was the first trip that my
5 daughter and I slept on the floor. It wasn’t during
6 that time.
7 Q. The first trip back in January?
8 A. Yes.
9 Q. Was there a time that you visited Mr.
10 Jackson in his condo in January?
11 A. Yes.
12 Q. Now, these visits to The Holiday — these
13 visits to Mr. Jackson when you were staying at The
14 Holiday Inn, many of those calls from Mr. Jackson
15 were very late at night; isn’t that correct?
16 A. Yes, he was working.
17 MR. SNEDDON: Move to strike as
18 nonresponsive, Your Honor.
19 THE COURT: I’ll strike the last — after
Now we know that though reservations for the three of them were made at the Holiday Inn in February 1990, the actual time the family spent there was minimal, if any at all.
Joy probably slept there just once, when the children went shopping for toys, but on the two remaining nights she and her daughter Chantal were surely together with Wade and Michael as they slept on the floor in Michael’s condo.
This nails down another of Wade Robson’s lies – his mother and sister were not staying at the Holiday Inn as he alleges in his complaint.
At least they were not sleeping there. Instead they slept together with Wade in Michael’s apartment.
And this means that on all three nights of their stay in Los Angeles Wade was never alone with Michael – on the shopping night he was accompanied by his sister Chantal and on the remaining two nights his mother and sister stayed with them in the same condo and slept on the floor there.
WHY SLEEP ON THE FLOOR?
Each time we hear that someone slept on the floor in Michael’s apartment we wonder why it had to be the floor and not the bed. Indeed, why should a grown-up woman like Joy and her ten-year old daughter Chantal sleep on the floor instead of the bed and for two consecutive nights too?
Your subconscious mind suggests that there was probably one bed there and it was occupied by Michael and Wade (?) Well, admit it that this is what crossed your mind – especially since Wade blatantly claims that he slept in Michael’s bed at his Westwood apartment on Wilshire boulevard:
“Plaintiff slept with Decedent in his bed at the Westwood apartment; Plaintiff’s mother and sister stayed across the street at the Holiday Inn hotel.”
The story about “his mother’s and sister’s stay at the Holiday Inn” has just been proven to be a lie, but how true is Wade’s story about sleeping in MJ’s bed and is there a way to verify it?
And here comes the moment to recall the testimony of Michael’s maid Blanca Francia and one detail of it which has suddenly acquired a tremendous significance for us.
At the 2005 trial Blanca Francia testified that there were no beds in Michael’s condo in Wilshire boulevard – they were simply never there and in none of the rooms:
23 Like —
24 kind of an apartment, suite. Called it “The
26 Q. Where was that; do you know?
27 A. I know it’s on Wilshire. 4981
2 Q. Okay. Was there a bed at that residence?
3 A. No.
4 Q. Never?
5 A. Never.
6 Q. The whole time that you were cleaning there?
7 A. Yeah.
Again and again the incredulous prosecutor and counsel for the defense asked her about a bed in the Wilshire condo and again and again she would repeat the same thing – the hideout apartment in the condominium on Wilshire boulevard didn’t have a single bed in it:
22 Q. Okay. Let me ask you about the hideout. At
23 the hideout, you had mentioned that there wasn’t a
24 bed. What did Mr. Jackson sleep in?
25 A. He sleeps in a sleeping bag.
26 Q. All right. The whole time that he was at
27 the hideout?
28 A. Yeah. There was no bed. 5015
1 Q. I’m sorry?
2 A. There was no bed there.
16 Q. Okay. Now, you testified that in the
17 apartment owned by Mr. Jackson that you referred to
18 as “The Hideout,” there was no furniture, right?
19 A. Uh-huh.
20 Q. Was there any bed in there at all?
21 A. No.
25 Q. Okay. Now, what did he — I asked you what
26 he slept on, and you said a sleeping bag. Describe
27 the sleeping bag for us. What kind of a sleeping
28 bag was it? 5016
1 A. A regular sleeping bag that you sleep on.
2 Q. Sleeping bag for one person? For two
3 people? How big?
4 A. A regular one.
5 Q. Just a regular sleeping bag?
6 A. Yeah.
7 Q. Was that sleeping bag always open, or was it
8 rolled up?
9 A. It was open.
10 Q. Always?
11 A. Well, when I made it, I would try to make it
12 like a bed, you know.
13 Q. Were there any blankets on the sleeping bag
14 or under the sleeping bag?
15 A. Yeah, there were blankets.
16 Q. Which? On the sleeping bag or —
17 A. On the sleeping bag, yes.
18 Q. Was the sleeping bag simply on the floor?
19 A. Yeah.
20 Q. Was there carpet on the floor?
21 A. Yes.
Surprise-surprise, but Blanca Francia makes it absolutely clear that Michael Jackson’s condo in Wilshire boulevard did not have any beds at all. The furniture in Michael’s hideout was extremely scarce – a table, a chair, a TV set and sleeping bags on the floor. She actually says there was no furniture there.
Why so? Most probably because Michael used the flat for practicing dance there, and preferred to leave the whole space of it unoccupied with as little furniture as was only possible.
So where did all of them sleep then?
Michael and all the rest of them slept in sleeping bags on the floor.
The sleeping bags were a standard size – for one person only. So most probably each of them had his own sleeping bag lying open on the carpet and the whole sleeping arrangement was evidently a highly open one too.
Michael’s detractors will naturally say that it doesn’t matter whether there was or wasn’t a bed there – abuse can take place even without any bed, and this we will agree about.
However Wade Robson is making to us a clear statement that he “slept in one bed with Michael” and this is where his “abuse” occurred on each of the nights “again”.
And now we discover that this statement is totally fictional and has no leg to stand on.
To begin with there was simply no bed there, and secondly we are absolutely unable to spot the moment when that alleged abuse started, not to mention it happening “again”!
Is it possible for a real victim of abuse to forget whether there was a bed or there wasn’t?
I’ve already written on numerous occasions that the horrible things that happened to you in your childhood imprint in your memory in their full entirety including the time of day, location, circumstances, details and even smells associated with it.
If you really experienced something like that in your past, it comes back to you as a flashback when you find yourself in exactly the same place with all the details that go with it. You are incapable of changing a single detail of that scene, and you see yourself once again as the little you entering that elevator and there he was, someone in a dark coat whom you didn’t even see up his waist…
And even though thirty years have passed since that incident you will still remember that it happened in the elevator and not in a room or stairs of the same building.
The change is simply impossible because your flashback makes you see and re-experience it in exactly the same circumstances and exactly the same way it was, with not a single change made to it.
So when Wade Robson talks now of some abuse taking place on a “bed” and we find that there was actually none there, it means that he is describing something fictional, because if there was no bed, there was no abuse either.
Still doubtful? Then recall an accident you had when you were riding a bicycle down a country hill and ran into a tree at full speed there. Will you be able to change anything in that picture if someone tells you were actually in a big avenue and you ran into some post there? Though the accident itself is absolutely the same you memory will never agree that the crash taking place on a country road happened in a town street instead. Such a replacement is simply ruled out and this is all there is to it.
The same with Robson. If the crime was alleged to be on the bed there and you discover that there was no bed, this is irrefutable evidence that there was no crime.
Now what remains of Robson’s story as a result of this analysis?
We’ve discovered that:
- the abuse didn’t happen on “the second night” at Neverland,
- it didn’t happen on the second weekend either,
- it didn’t happen during the week in between the two weekends because Robson was simply not there,
- it didn’t happen on the night of shopping for toys
- and it didn’t happen in Michael’s condo either as there was simply no bed there described in his complaint.
And we also discovered that Wade Robson is accompanying his false story with a good deal of fraudulent details meant to make his story more “realistic” and “credible”.