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Michael Jackson accused of running child sex abuse operation

Wade Robson claims King of Pop ran operation to entice children to Neverland Ranch and molest them

Choreographer Wade Robson claims Michael Jackson operated the most

most sophisticated child sex abuse operation 'the world has ever known'.

The shocking allegations emerged as part of a new complaint Robson has filed against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures.

Robson, who first met the King of Pop when he was just five years old, claims the two companies which both distributed multimedia entertainment made by Jackson, served 'dual purposes'.

Robson’s lawyer Vince Finaldi alleges the covert second purpose of the businesses was ‘to locate, attract, lure and seduce child sexual abuse victims.'

In the motion Robson claims Jackson's assistant Norma Staikos was the 'madam' or 'procurer' of the operation.

It was Staikos who Robson's mother contacted when the seven-year-old and his family arrived at Disneyland for a performance with his dance company.

Robson had met Jackson two years earlier in Australia after winning a dance competition run by MJJ Productions.

During the Disneyland trip, Staikos invited Jackson's family to stay at Neverland Ranch.

According to the choreographer, Robson's family stayed in separate guest quarters, while he slept in the pop superstar's bed.

It was on that night the Hollywood Reporter says Robson claimed Jackson sexually abused him.

Robson, who has since worked with Britney Spears and appeared as a judge on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, claims the abuse went on for the next seven years.

During that time the complaint alleges abuse ranged form French kissing to penetrative sex and only stopped when Robson began 'showing signs of puberty' and Jackson became 'no longer as interested in him sexually'.

Finaldi said Robson wasn't the only child Jackson, Staikos and his companies lured to Neverland Ranch.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, Finaldi said: '(Staikos) would call parents and say, "Hey, he wants to meet you, come down to the ranch.

Finaldi said the family's plane tickets and food would be paid for. They would arrive to the ranch in a limousine, and be given gifts from the staff.

In bombshell claims he added 'Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap.

'It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.'

Robson at first denied Jackson abused him when he was called on to testify in the King of Pop's 2005 molestation trial.

Jackson was accused at the time of sexually abusing Gavin Arvizo, a 13-year-old cancer survivor.

During the same trial, Blanca Francia, Jackson's former housekeeper, testified she saw a young Robson and Jackson in the shower together

Jackson was cleared of all 14 counts of allegations against him in 2005.

Four years after Jackson's death, Robson sued Jackson's estate in May 2013 and alleged the superstar had molested him for seven years.

Robson revealed during an interview with TODAY that it wasn't until the birth of his son that he was able to come to terms with what Jackson had done to him.

He said: 'From seven years old, from day one of the abuse, Michael told me that we loved each other and this was love, this was an expression of our love.

'And then he would follow it up with, "but if you ever tell anyone what we are doing both of our lives and careers would be over"'.

'This is not a case of repressed memory,' he continued.

'I have never forgotten one moment of what Michael did to me, but I was psychologically and emotionally completely unable and unwilling to understand that it was sexual abuse.'

Robson said after his own son was born, he couldn't help but think how he would feel if a stranger molested his baby.

The choreographer said he had two 'terrifying nervous breakdowns' during the first 18 months of his son's life.

'At that point, I had no idea what was going on,' Robson said at the time.

A lawyer for MJJ Productions declined to comment when reached by The News on Tuesday.