How Did Wade Robson Meet Michael Jackson?
At just 5-years-old, Robson found himself completely obsessed with the pop star after watching a video about the making of Jackson's iconic music video, "Thriller." Robson covered his childhood bedroom in Brisbane in images of the star, and began copying his dance moves with astounding accuracy. Before long his mother's friends urged her to enter him in some kind of dance contest, and the first tone he participated in one, he won tickets to Jackson's concerts the following two nights, as well as a meet and greet. When Robson and his mother met him, Jackson invited the young dancer to perform on stage with him the next night, and told them to look him up if they were ever in America.
Robson joined a jazz dance troupe when he turned 7, and in January 1990 he and his family traveled to the US for the first time so Robson and his fellow dancers could perform at Disneyland. Wade's mother got in contact with Jackson's personal assistant, and they were invited to his recording studio in Sherman Oaks, and then to his sprawling home, Neverland Ranch, for the weekend. It was during that trip, when Robson was left alone with Jackson while the rest of the family visited the Grand Canyon, that Robson alleges Jackson first touched him, sexually. He claims the sexual contact continued off and on for another seven years, at which point Robson's mother had moved him and his sister to Los Angeles to be closer to Jackson.