Wade Robson’s Emails: ‘A MASTER OF DECEPTION’
What Wade Robson doesn’t understand is that the version he is currently promoting (“I always remembered the ‘abuse’, but didn’t see it as such and thought it was consensual love”) is a totally impossible one.
This theory is devised by real pedophiles, and Robson is unfortunately giving it certain veracity by passing it off as truth – and the worst that could happen to all of us would be believing that this is indeed possible.
If applied to 14-year old teenagers the theory could at least look more or less plausible because of the teenagers’ own stormy sexual issues, confusion and turmoil of emotions. They can imagine that they are in love when it is only curiosity and the adventurous spirit that is driving them into some dubious relationships. At their awkward age adolescents don’t often understand what they themselves want and certainly don’t realize what their escapades into the luring world of adults may result in.
But what may be confusion for a teenager is no longer confusion for a 23-year old man, who is grown up enough to realize that a heinous thing like ‘anal penetration’ of a child, for example, cannot be ‘consensual love’ and can be nothing else but abuse. In fact thinking different at so mature an age is actually another way of supporting pedophilia, only from the opposite end of the spectrum.
In other words if the 23-year old Robson who testified in the defense of Jackson at the 2005 trial had really been a victim, he had the option to say that he hated or loved it, or choose not to testify at all, but the option of defending the alleged perpetrator thinking that there could be ‘consensual love’ between a seven-year old boy and a grown up man was simply not open to him. When you are an adult, believing theories like that is not only ridiculous but is actually a crime.
Sorry, but by a certain age people are simply obliged to understand certain things and one of them is a plain fact that sexual acts towards a child are ruinous and reprehensible in their very essence, and can never be accepted or condoned. Any other views on the subject are unforgivable and will actually be a subtle justification of pedophilia.
But from some publications of Michael Jackson’s haters I gather that this is exactly what Robson is claiming now – that at 23, when being already an adult and actually until the ripe age of 30, he regarded it as a ‘mutual, loving sexual relationship’ and ‘saw nothing wrong about it’ and this is why he lied under oath at the 2005 trial defending the alleged abuser, and now seems to be even taking pride in being ‘a master of deception’.
Q. You refer to yourself as “a master of deception”, correct?
A. Here, yes, in the writing.
Q. Do you believe that you’re a good liar?
A. I believe Michael Jackson taught me how to lie really well about the abuse that I suffered at his hands.
Q. And you did consistently, you’re claiming now, lie about the abuse from when it started when you were 7 years old until May 8th, 2012; correct?
A. Say that one more time.
Q. Sure. You consistently lied, it’s your claim now that you consistently lied about the abuse from the time you were 7 until May 8th, 2012; correct?
A. Yeah. I told the story that Michael taught me to tell until May 8th, 2012.
Q And when people pressed you on that story or asked you questions, you consistently said that Michael had not abused you, correct?
In short, in several deposition pages available to us and few remaining emails which Robson didn’t manage to delete yet (here is the story of the painstaking way the defense got them), Robson comes across as an exceptionally cynical guy who, according to his own words, not only always knew that he was lying, but also seemed to have taken a certain pleasure in fooling the world then – same as he is fooling it now.
Remember that the primary job of Michael’s defense team at the 2005 trial was to defend Michael by challenging the witnesses for the prosecution only. Thomas Mesereau said on numerous occasions that the defense could very well choose not to present their ‘case-in-chief’ and refrain from calling any witnesses of their own, and it was only due to Robson volunteering to defend Jackson that Thomas Mesereau decided to present the defense case in the same proactive manner as the prosecution did.
So this is how we came to see this ‘victim’ in the 2005 courtroom. And if we are to believe his present story by that moment in court he had not only had zero complications of the abuse which he allegedly suffered from age 7 (including anal rape), but he was still thinking that this is what consensual love was all about, and though perfectly understanding the extent of what he was doing, he is now nonchalantly claiming that he ‘simply told lies’ under oath – making jokes and looking relaxed and self-assured at that.
If there is a single grain of truth in what he is claiming now, someone should please tell this cynic that he is a no less scumbag than the alleged perpetrator and he doesn’t deserve not only any compensation from the Estate, but even a drop of sympathy from anyone at all as the huge moral damage was done by him and not to him.
A MEET-AND-GREET AS A SEXUAL GROOMING MECHANISM
What strikes you most about Robson’s emails to his Mom is that he actually doesn’t remember a thing about those events.
This is understandable as he was only seven years old when he befriended Michael Jackson – try to recall what happened to you at the same age and you will realize that it is next to nothing too.
The general outline of the events has of course been known to him since time immemorial as it was told and retold to him by his relatives on hundreds of occasions. But when it comes to recalling something else besides those well-repeated stories he doesn’t remember a thing and now has to ask his Mom.
For example, here is one of his questions from a whole list sent to Joy Robson on October 4, 2012:
Post our first trip to USA and until we moved to USA, how many trips to USA did we make?
One can only wonder how come he remembers the alleged ‘abuse’ in minute detail, supposedly starting at the same time, but doesn’t remember the basic thing like the number of times they went to the US? Actually there is nothing much to remember about it – after the initial visit there were only two more trips there.
The whole story started when Robson was five – this is when he met Michael Jackson at a meet-and-greet event in Brisbane, Australia after winning a competition where he imitated Michael’s dance. The prize was to meet Jackson and after that meet-and-greet event Michael gave him a chance to perform in his concert.
Now Robson asks his Mom how come they found themselves in Michael’s hotel after that notable performance. She explains that she wanted to give Michael a thank you letter and following her request the publicist arranged meeting MJ in his hotel room:
Wade Robson to Joy Robson on July 17, 2012:
After I performed with Michael on stage at 5, what happened after that? How did we end up spending that time with him at his hotel?
Joy Robson answered the same day:
I spoke to the publicist who had been co-ordinating with us and asked her how to get a thank you letter to MJ and she suggested we bring it to his hotel. When we got there she called his room and he invited us to bring it up to his suite.
And now please compare it with Robson’s complaint and see the transformation the above piece underwent in order to turn a simple thank you letter into some sinister event ‘purposefully orchestrated’ by others and ‘a sexual grooming mechanism’ at that:
11. In November 1987, when Plaintiff was five (5) years old, he entered a dance-a-like competition run by MJJ PRODUCTIONS in conjunction with MICHAEL JACKSON’s music tour in Australia. Plaintiff won the competition, and the prize was a meet-and-greet with MICHAEL JACKSON following one of his concerts. The meet-and-greet went well, and MICHAEL JACKSON invited Plaintiff to dance on stage with him at a concert a few nights later. Plaintiff and his mother also spent a few hours visiting with MICHAEL JACKSON in his hotel suite the next day. Plaintiff alleges these “meet and greets” were purposely orchestrated by MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MJJ VENTURES as a sexual grooming mechanism to acquire minor sexual abuse victims for MICHAEL JACKSON, disguised as charitable events for minors.
ANOTHER MEETING, ANOTHER LIE
The second time Robson met Jackson was two years later, when he was seven and a half (he was born on September 17, 1982).
The dance company he immediately joined after winning the MJ competition at the age of five was the Johnny Young Talent dance group with which he travelled all around Australia in the next two years.
In 1990 when he was seven the dance group went to the US to perform in Disneyland on Australia day. The date on the Australian flag in this screenshot gives us the exact day of their only one performance there as January 26th, 1990.
After that Joy Robson started calling around and only on February 1st or seven days later managed to contact Norma Staikos, who was Michael’s administrator.
Norma put the family in touch with her boss Michael Jackson and the next day he invited them to a recording studio where he was working at the time. The party attending the event included Wade Robson and his parents Joy and Dennis, his sister Chantal and his maternal grandparents, all of whom were on vacation in the US.
The meeting at the recording studio took place on February 2, 1990. In her testimony at the 2005 trial Joy Robson said that in that studio they showed Michael the video tapes of Robson’s performances (which they cleverly took with them on their vacation). Michael Jackson was impressed and invited them to Neverland where the whole family spent a weekend.
Now Robson doesn’t remember any of those circumstances and is asking his Mom questions.
In his email dated September 12, 2012 he wonders:
How did we end up being able to meet Michael again at Record One that first trip? And at what point was that figured out and arranged? Before the USA trip or during?
You have any idea what the date was of that Record One meeting?
Can you tell me all that you remember about that first meeting at Record One? How did we end up inviting us to neverland? How did that go down?
What was the driving arrangement when we all went to Neverland that first time?
What did we sign when we first drove into neverland that first time with MJ and who signed what? What was the description of what the NDA said we could not disclose as far as you remember?
Well, actually the last two questions smack more of the future lawsuit that would be filed eight months later, in May 2013. Indeed, what for would Robson want to know whether they signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and what points it contained if at the time he was writing this email the only problem at stake seemed to be his so-called healing process?
His Mom’s answer is unavailable to us, but we know what she said about that meeting to the media back in 1991. And at that time she stressed that it was virtually impossible to get to Michael Jackson, but she still managed it through her determination and a lot of luck:
“It was fate and a lot of luck that they saw each other again, because as Michael said it is virtually impossible to get to him – but we managed to,” Joy said.
And now look at the transformation the above innocent piece was subjected to in Robson’s complaint. Here the gap between fact and fiction is so glaring that it is almost unbelievable that he can lie that much.
She says it was virtually impossible to get to Michael and he implies that it was easy and they simply contacted him ‘the next day’ (and not seven days later). She says it was fate and much luck, and he says it was Norma Staikos who was a ‘madam’ who procured Michael with ‘sexual abuse victims’ by arranging meetings with her boss. She says it was her effort, and he claims that it was Michael’s companies that ‘purposefully orchestrated’ it and were ‘grooming’ parents that way.
12. <> After the performance, Plaintiffs mother contacted Norma Staikos (the Executive Administrator of MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MICHAEL JACKSON’s personal assistant <>), and Ms. Staikos arranged for Plaintiff to meet with MICHAEL JACKSON at a recording studio in Van Nuys, California on the following day, February 2, 1990.
Plaintiff is informed and believes, and on that basis alleges that Ms. Staikos was acting on behalf of MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MJJ VENTURES, as a “madam” or “procurer” of child sexual abuse victims for MICHAEL JACKSON. Although disguised as another charitable “meet and greet” between Plaintiff, his parents and MICHAEL JACKSON, this event was purposely orchestrated by Ms. Staikos, MJJ PRODUCTIONS and MJJ VENTURES as a further means for MICHAEL JACKSON to acquire another sexual abuse victim and grooming him and his parents for such.
After a couple of discoveries like that don’t you already know all you need to know about Robson and are you sure you still want to know more?
ROBSON’S FAILING MEMORY
If this was not enough for you let’s continue with Robson’s questions to his Mom.
The thing they further make clear to us is that he doesn’t remember anything even of their first memorable visit to Neverland in February 1990:
Can you explain all that you remember of that first night at neverland? What happened when we drove in, what did we do? And that first weekend at Neverland?
In her testimony in 2005 Joy Robson described thay first night at Neverland.
When they arrived Michael was not yet there and they were shown through the house by Mark Quindoy. When Michael appeared they played around Neverland and in the evening all of them including grandparents gathered in the suite assigned to Joy and Dennis Robson and their children – they discussed and showed to Michael their son’s stage costumes, which they also cleverly took with them on their vacation to the US.
Then the children – Wade, aged 7 and Chantal, aged 10 – implored their parents to let them stay in Michael’s room. She testified about it:
21 And my husband and I sort of looked at
22 Michael, and said, “Well, if that’s okay with you.”
23 And he said, “Oh, absolutely. If they’d like to
24 stay, that’s fine.”
During his recent deposition Robson didn’t remember them pleading with their parents though he himself wrote it down in his notes, evidently after consulting his Mom first. His notes are being presented now as part of his ‘healing’ process – and they are so extensive that by January 2013 they had already turned into a book which his literary agent was actively promoting among major US publishers several months before his lawsuit in May 2013 (more about it in this post).
What’s also interesting is that despite all his writings, at his December 2016 deposition Robson’s memory failed him again and now he didn’t remember what he himself had written in those notes:
Q. On the top of page 22 you wrote, “It came time to go to bed and my sister and I asked if we could ‘Please, Please’ stay with Michael. Michael said it was okay with him if it was okay with my parents.”
A. I see that.
Q. Do you remember writing that?
A. No, I don’t.
However despite Robson’s massive memory loss he seems to remember everything about his alleged abuse. His complaint claims that it started ‘on and about the second night’ and describes it in filthy detail:
15. The next night, Plaintiff’s sister, who was 3 years older than Plaintiff, expressed concern about sleeping in the same bed with Michael Jackson, and suggested they both sleep upstairs. Plaintiff declined and again slept with Michael Jackson downstairs. The sexual activities began on or about that night, February 4, 1990. After pillow fighting, video games, tickling and other “playmate” activities, Michael Jackson put his hand over Plaintiff’s clothes penis, then inside Plaintiff’s underpants. Then Michael Jackson took Plaintiff’s hand and put it over his own clothed penis, then inside Michael Jackson’s underpants. That was the beginning of Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse of Plaintiff which over the next seven (7) years would regularly include sexual acts.
Despite the whole thing being a gross lie it is actually the details which matter here.
We’ve already discussed it that the first time the girl slept upstairs and it was on the second night that the three of them were together. The gist of Chantal’s testimony in 2005 is that they were so tired from playing around that they didn’t notice how they fell asleep on one bed.
But in his complaint Robson changed this timeline into the opposite one to make his story look more logical (she left him and this is when it began), even though it contradicts the facts and as a result looks like the alleged abuse took place right under his sister’s nose.
However even despite her presence being an obvious hindrance to Robson’s story he still insists on this illogical timeline. Why so?
This is because according to all those ‘pedophilia behavior patterns’ any sexual moves from real predators are always preceded by a ‘grooming’ period. Michael’s prosecution devoted thousands of pages to explain to us how ‘grooming’ takes weeks or even months to gradually lower the child’s natural resistance and to never raise any suspicion from anyone at all.
And this must indeed be correct. If you come to think of it even a grown-up woman would be infuriated, ashamed and depressed if someone groped her genitals just out of the blue or took her hand and placed it inside a male’s underpants the first or even second time she sees him – so why do we underestimate the importance of the ‘grooming’ detail with reference to minors to whom all these actions are even more shocking than to an adult?
In fact it is exactly to avoid this shock, tears and a possible disclosure is why real predators groom their victims first – and now I understand that they are doing it for their own safety in the first place.
However according to Robson’s incredible narrative his alleged abuse was developing at lightening speed and with no precautions whatsoever, as if specially designed to refute all those prosecution stories about ‘grooming’, ‘alarm systems’, etc.
So it is this detail alone which is already a dead give-away that his story as an artificial construct and fake which may look true only until you scratch it on its surface just a little bit.
There are some more details that point to Robson’s narrative being fictional and man-made, but since his memories are still ‘evolving’ as he puts it, let us not give him any more ideas to take it any further.
The problem with Robson is not only that he is a master of deception, but he also knows (and this is what Michael Jackson indeed taught him to believe) that if he visualizes his ideas they will acquire the necessary ‘meat’ on their bones, and will become more tangible and realistic both to him and to all others. Michael taught it to him to help his dreams come true, but this is the last thing we want to happen to Robson, so let us leave this discussion at that.
In case you are interested here is the advice Robsons gave in this connection when he was just 19.
New York Times: A Teenager Who Dispenses All the Right Moves
By Valerie Gladstone
July 2, 2001
– How about some advice for our readers?
– Learn how to visualize. If (you) have a goal you’ve got to visualize every little aspect of it. You know, if I want to do a song for somebody, and I really want it happen, I’ll put myself in the situation. I’ll visualize what the studio looks like when we’re recording, I’ll picture myself walking to go get coffee, simple little things. But it just places you in the situation and makes it reality before it happens and then there’s not even a question that it’s going to happen. Every time I’ve done that, wholeheartedly, it’s always happened. It’s never failed.
It seems that visualizing himself in a situation of fictional molestation must be exactly the way Robson is producing his memories now. And if it never failed before why should it fail now?
WHICH OF THEM IS LYING?
One point in Robson’s emails adds a strange element into this already strange story.
We’ve already discussed it in this post, and just as a reminder let me repeat that there is a discrepancy between his and his mother’s accounts about how long he stayed in Neverland during their first visit there.
She says they spent only a weekend there, then left and returned for another weekend. After leaving Neverland the second time she and the children accompanied Michael to Los Angeles and stayed in his Westwood condo while her husband and parents went to San Francisco, and after that all of them left for Australia.
However Robson thinks that during those two weekends the family left him alone with Michael and this is probably why he remembers it as a continuous stay with him for nearly two weeks.
In his emails to Mom we see that he doesn’t doubt his version and only wonders how come they took a RV (recreational vehicle) and went to the Grand Canyon leaving him behind and whose decision it was?
Mom’s full answer is unavailable to us and this short interaction between them is the only thing we have:
Wade Robson to Joey Robson, July 23, 2012, 1:40 PM
That first trip to Neverland.
You guys left for RV trip to Grand Canyon. About how long was I with Michael alone before I was back with you guys?
His Mom answers him without elaborating on how many of them left.
We left Monday and came back Friday.
Robson asks for details:
You guys came back to the ranch? And then the family left the ranch together?
At this point either the answer was deleted or she didn’t answer at all, because two months later, in his long list of questions to her on September 12, 2012 Robson asks her again:
How did it happen that I ended up staying with Michael and you guys went to the grand canyon?
How did that decision get made?
We don’t know Joy Robson’s answer as most of the emails have been deleted by Robson, so apparently it contained something unsuitable for their story. And this leaves us with a choice – either it is Robson’s erring memory or his Mom’s unwillingness to admit that they indeed left the child all alone with an adult they barely knew.
Both options are interesting, and the truth will probably be revealed if Michael’s defense lawyers manage to retrieve Joy Robson’s journals where she made note of those events. In her email she says she did keep journals which are now in some storage.
The journals are raised in connection with another point which is crucial for understanding Robson’s story – this point is the number of times they travelled to the US before their final move there. It turns out that despite all his detailed accounts of the ‘abuse’ Robson doesn’t even remember whether they made two, three or more visits there.
And this makes us wonder again – how can the boy who was just seven years old describe his ‘molestation’ in minute detail, though he doesn’t remember the simplest facts regarding everything else?
His Mom’s answer to his question is:
We made two trips back to the States. The first one was for the LA Gear shoot. Then there was the trip to meet Taco. The first one was a few months after returning… I think around March of 1990 and then the second one was when we went to Las Vegas. I think that was around May of 1991 but not sure. I would have to look up my journals. I have kept them all but they are in storage.
I imagine those journals have lots of stuff in them?
Well, we also imagine that those journals have lots of stuff in them and are looking forward to getting familiar with them too.
ASK MOM AND CLAIM THE OPPOSITE
Before passing over to their other two trips to the US, let us finish with the first one.
As we all know at the end of their stay in Neverland Joy Robson and the children went with Michael to Los Angeles and stayed in his Westwood condo there. And since Robson doesn’t remember any of its details he asks his Mom what they did and talked about there.
His email is dated October 4, 2012:
During that first trip to America, when you guys came back from RV trip and you, Chantal and I stayed at Westwood condo, do you remember much of that part of the experience? What we did, what sort of things were talked about? Anything.
To see how much this email is different from his official version we need to look up his complaint. Over there he claims that his Mom and sister stayed at the Holiday Inn across the road and he was with Michael in his condo and slept in his bed where the ‘abuse continued’.
As regards the ‘bed’ part, when constructing his story Robson followed the standard people’s perception that the abuse always takes place in bed, so hence his description. However the peculiarity of the Westwood condo was that it was probably used for dancing, so there were no beds there at all (see Blanca Francia’s testimony and this post for that), and this is how we learned that Robson was simply inventing things.
And as to the Holiday Inn part of the story, now we also find out that when making his complaint Robson knew perfectly well that his Mom and sister stayed with him in Michael’s condo, and not in the inn, and the only thing he didn’t remember is how they spent their time there and what they were talking about.
Compare it with his fourth amended complaint and you will see that his memory evolved well enough to claim the opposite and that it was the horrible Norma Staikos again who arranged that Holiday Inn for his Mom and forced the family apart in an intentional plan to ‘provide access to the boy’.
19. <> while Plaintiffs father and grandparents continued on their road trip for a few more days. Plaintiff slept with MICHAEL JACKSON in his bed at the Westwood apartment, and MJJ PRODUCTIONS, through the assistance of Norma Staikos, arranged for Plaintiffs mother and sister to stay across the street at the Holiday Inn hotel. Plaintiff believes Ms. Staikos did this intentionally to provide MICHAEL JACKSON access to the Plaintiff, so that MICHAEL JACKSON could sexually abuse the Plaintiff. The sexual abuse occurred on each of those nights as well. Later that week, the entire family returned to Australia.
In short Robson’s pattern for making his allegations about Jackson seems to be exchanging true information with his Mom and then stating the opposite in his lawsuit.
So it is no wonder that when asked about her son’s complaint about his alleged abuse during her deposition on September 30, 2016 Joy Robson expressed the idea that would be inconceivable for a mother whose child was really abused – she said that she doesn’t consider it her business.
Q. Since your son Wade filed the lawsuits against the estate and the lawsuit against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, have you talked to him about the lawsuits?
A. Not really. I just – I don’t consider that my business.
Yes, incredible as it sounds, she considers her son’s story detailing every way of abuse possible to be none of her business. And this can mean only two things – either she doesn’t believe his tales same as we don’t, or she doesn’t want to bear her own share responsibility for it.
And both of these options are very interesting again.
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Since there is a lot more to say about Robson’s emails there will be a follow-up to this post.