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Michael Jackson‘s longtime friend Lionel Richie is scoffing at the new molestation claim against the King of Pop … telling TMZ, Wade Robson‘s abuse allegations are “bogus.”

As we first reported, Robson — a famous choreographer — filed a creditor’s claim against Michael’s estate this week claiming the singer sexually abused him as a child.

Wade’s lawyer told TMZ … as far as he’s concerned MJ was a “monster” who sexually abused Wade for seven years … and then threatened Wade if he ever went public.

Sources close to Wade told us, 30-year-old Wade’s repressed memories came flooding back following a nervous breakdown last year.

But Lionel’s STILL got MJ’s back … check out the video.

WADE ROBSON
NERVOUS BREAKDOWN TRIGGERED
MOLESTATION MEMORIES
EXCLUSIVE

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Wade Robson
 — the famous choreographer who now claims Michael Jackson molested him for 7 years — had a complete nervous breakdown in March, 2012 … and that opened Pandora’s box … sources close to the Robson family tell TMZ.

Multiple sources tell us … Robson had anxiety that was building during most of 2011 … and it exploded in March, 2012.  He had a debilitating nervous breakdown that pushed him into complete seclusion and torpedoed his career.

We’re told after the breakdown, Robson was unable to work — to fulfill his commitments.  He had a number of contracts that he ended up breaching, including his promise to write 3 songs.  Our sources say he lost “a ton of money” and has earned almost nothing since.

Sources tell us after the breakdown, Robson went to a psychotherapist for several weeks … and that’s all it took for the floodgates to open.  Robson then told his family Michael Jackson had molested him from ages 7 to 14.

Our sources say shortly after Robson revealed his secret … he told friends and family he planned to file a lawsuit against the MJ Estate.

As for his motivation … Robson family sources tell TMZ … although he’s not making any money, he has “substantial savings.”

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Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/09/wade-robson-nervous-breakdown-triggered-molestation-memories-michael-jackson-child-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-choreographer/#ixzz2SsU0ZrO1