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Judge throws lawsuit against man who alleged assault by Michael Jackson

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wade Robson, left, accusing Michael Jackson of abusing him as a child. The two are shown in Santa Maria in 2005. (AP Photo / Carlo Allegro, Pool, File)


A judge on Monday dismissed the lawsuit against a man who alleged that Michael Jackson sexually assaulted him as a boy.

Judge Mark A. Young of the Los Angeles County Superior Court has granted the Jackson estate’s request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Wade Robson in 2013. The judge said two Jackson entertainment companies targeted by the lawsuit had no legal obligation to protect Robson from Jackson.