Judge leaning toward unsealing molestation claims against Jackson

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On Thursday a judge in Los Angeles said he was leaning towards unsealing parts of the court filings of a choreographer who alleged he had been abused by the late Michael Jackson.

However, psychiatric and personal details likely will not be part of what is to be released.

Mitchell Beckloff a Superior Court Judge said he would have to review which of the records will remain sealed prior to dealing with whether television personality and choreographer Wade Robson can pursue the claim he filed.

On May 1, Robson requested that Beckloff give him the approval to file a creditor’s claim against the estate of Jackson even though it was beyond the deadline as eight years have passed since he testified in defense of Jackson at the molestation trial of the singer.

Jackson was found not guilty after the choreographer told jurors Jackson never had touched him in an inappropriate manner.

However, Robson’s attorney said Robson suffered a breakdown in 2012, which prompted him to address the abuse he suffered.

An attorney representing the estate of Jackson and the lawyer, who defended Jackson successfully, attacked the credibility of Robson and noted how he repeatedly defended the singer.

The Judge believes that parts of the material could be seen by the public, even though lawyers from both sides prefer the case remains sealed completely.

Some personal and private information of Robson, including text that detailed the allegations of abuse at the hands of Jackson, should remain sealed, said Beckloff.

He also pointed out that some records dealing with issues of mental health must also remain sealed. Attorneys from both sides will review the judge’s suggestions and will report on them in a June 25 hearing, which marks the fourth anniversary of the death of the singer.

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