Jul 1 2013, 5:48am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
Choreographer Wade Robson - who has filed a lawsuit against the late King of Pop's estate, alleging he was subject to years of abuse by Michael - has reportedly asked his lawyers to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation about secret files which suggest the singer paid $35 million to silence other abuse victims.
The 30-year-old dancer hopes to bolster his lawsuit, which has been met with skepticism due to Wade's denial that he was molested by Michael - who died in 2009 - during the singer's 2005 child abuse trial, by teaming up with other supposed victims whose families were paid to keep quiet by the 'Thriller' star.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Wade knows that if he stands shoulder to shoulder with another accuser, he might be viewed more sympathetically. He feels his case could be helped if he could get another child or even more to come out and accuse Michael of similar crimes.
"It has been over 20 years, but right now his prime concern is to build a case to show the world he is in the right."
The news comes after a British newspaper uncovered documents compiled by private investigator Anthony Pellicano, which reportedly show that Michael paid the families of 24 boys varying sums of money for their silence.
Pellicano was hired by the 'Bad' singer to track down the victims' families and arrange payments. He is thought to have kept detailed reports about his illicit actions, which were seized by the FBI in a 2002 raid.
The troubling documents did not come to light during Michael's infamous 2005 trial, in which he was cleared of molesting a then-13-year-old Gavin Arvizo.
Source: Bang Showbiz
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