Wade Robson was interviewed by Matt Lauer in 2013. Robson stated during this interview that he did not have a financial motive for making accusations against Michael,\u00a0 and the mere idea of doing so was \u201cincomprehensible\u201d to him.\r\n\r\nBut evidence suggests otherwise.\r\n\r\nIn December 2010, Wade was offered to direct the dance movie Step Up 4, which eventually came out under the title Step Up Revolution.\u00a0 According to court papers and a blog post Robson wrote on November 17, 2017, Robson considered the directing opportunity a fulfillment of Michael Jackson\u2019s \u201cprophecy\u201d to him as a child that he would become a movie director of \u201cepic proportions\u201d, even bigger than Steven Spielberg.\r\n\r\nRobson was so seriously impacted by the alleged \u201cprophecy\u201d,\u00a0 that he crumbled under the pressure of the assignment. Robson may have had two realizations; 1. A \u201cStep Up\u201d movie was too big a venture for him to manage and,\u00a0 #2 He was not going to be the next \u201cSpielberg\u201d. The standard demands of the industry proved too much for Robson, triggering a nervous breakdown which eventually forced him to withdraw from the project.\r\n\r\nWade wrote in his blog post from 2017:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cAdditionally, I was now ravaged by a de-habilitating feeling of shame that I was a complete failure. I felt that my entire life had been building to this opportunity to become a Film Director. It had arrived, I was fulfilling Michael\u2019s prophecy, and then I blew it, therefore my entire life, I believed, had been in vein. Thank God I had Amanda and our baby boy because beyond that, I felt no purpose anymore.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nAlthough Wade does not mention it in any of the court papers or his blog post, the Step Up project was not his first failed attempt at directing a movie. In an interview that he gave to \u2018Dance Informa\u2019 in April 2009, Robson revealed that he and his wife Amanda were working on their first feature film at the time.\r\n\r\nWhen asked why he declined to direct Britney Spears\u2019 2009 tour, Wade said that it was because their priority was creating a movie. Robson is quoted as saying:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cWe have been writing [the film] all through  as well, but Amanda was mostly working on it because I was doing the Cirque show.* So it was kind of really broken and hard to really focus on it\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\n<em>\u00a0<\/em>and\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cWe were supposed to do this Britney tour but it was just another distraction and we really want to move into film and really make this the next path for us\u2026 I spend most of my time saying no to jobs, probably to my own demise\u2026\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nThe \u201cCirque show\u201d he mentioned here, is not to be mistaken for Cirque du Soleil show featuring Michael Jackson. It is the Criss Angel Believe show in which Robson worked as the choreographer. Criss Angel Believe was both a critical and commercial failure, eventually cancelled in 2016.\r\n\r\nRobson also revealed in the same interview that he and Amanda were writing a theatre show as well. Neither a movie nor the theatre show materialized, despite both Wade and Amanda putting a lot of time and effort into their work, sacrificing other projects.\r\n\r\nUnder pressure Robson suffered an emotional collapse, eventually seeking professional help.\u00a0 On May 16, 2011 he started cognitive therapy for about a month.\r\n\r\nEvidence shows that on May 21, 2011, only five days after he started therapy, Robson wrote an e-mail to the director of the Cirque du Soleil show in which he stated:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201d I always wanted to do this MJ show, badly.\u201d <\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nIn the same e-mail about his failed attempt at directing the Step Up movie he wrote:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cLook, the Directing gig didn\u2019t work out. It was consuming me in an unhealthy way that I wasn\u2019t ok with being a brand new father. Maybe it just wasn\u2019t the right time. Maybe I just wasn\u2019t ready to direct a studio film.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nRobson was hired for the Cirque show, but it was decided that Jamie King was better qualified to direct\u00a0 and Robson was assigned\u00a0 for a lower position.\r\n\r\nSo business for Robson was not doing well. In his pursuit as a film maker, Robson declined career offers with guaranteed earnings; burning his professional connections and bridges. He exhausted his savings and assets.\r\n\r\nRobson had not done anything mention worthy for almost a decade. And he blamed Jackson, because Jackson had told him he would become big.\r\n\r\nIn March 2012, about a year after his first breakdown, Robson suffered a second nervous breakdown. He went to a new therapist in April 2012 where he started an insight-oriented therapy. According to his story, about three weeks into the therapy, on May 8, 2012, Robson declared his first allegations of child sexual abuse by Michael Jackson to his therapist.\r\n\r\nRobson suddenly and conveniently \u201cremembered\u201d or \u201caccepted\u201d the alleged abuse and had been shopping for a book deal, as revealed by his own emails from late 2012 and early 2013.\r\n\r\nSpecifically, with the help of his long-time entertainment lawyer, Helen Yu, several book publishers were contacted, but apparently he was turned down by all of them.\r\n\r\nIn a privilege log provided during discovery we can see that 73 emails were sent between Wade, literary agent Alan Nevins and Helen Yu in the period between December 12, 2012 and February 22, 2013.\r\n\r\nThe fact that Robson has a financial interest in accusing and suing the Michael Jackson Estate is also highlighted by Robson\u2019s legal actions.\r\n\r\nRobson filed two types of legal action against Jackson\u2019s entities, perjuring himself to get around the statute of limitations. He filed a creditor\u2019s claim against the Estate in Probate Court, and a lawsuit against two of Jackson\u2019s companies in Civil Court for alleged childhood sexual abuse, arguing that due to his alleged sexual abuse he would never be able to work in entertainment again, therefore he needs financial compensation.\r\n\r\nRobson demanded a whopping $1.62 billion and still kept working in the entertainment business, having done various insignificant projects since.\r\n\r\nLooking at Safechuck's allegation, his never got as far in the court system as Robson's, so there are no depositions regarding him. What we do have is his complaint and his declaration.\r\n\r\nRepresented by the same lawyers as Robson, Safechuck ended up with an eerily similar explanation.\r\n\r\nLike Robson, Safechuck too claims, that up until shortly before he filed his lawsuit he did not realize that he had allegedly been sexually abused as a child:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cI never knew that what he did to me was sexual abuse. I continued into adulthood not understanding that what he did and what we did together was wrong.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nIt seems very convenient that we have two adult men that realized only until shortly before filing their lawsuits that sexual relations between an underage boy and a grown man are wrong and considered child abuse.\r\n\r\nSafechuck claims that what triggered his realization of abuse was the birth of his son in 2010 and worrying about having \u201cpedophilic urges\u201d about him. Safechuck is quoted as saying:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cI got married and had a son. I continued to live in denial and secrecy. After my son was born in late 2010, my fear of exposure became worse as I realized that now other people were part of my life and I was dragging them into it. I began to see how innocent children really are and to worry that I would have pedophilic urges.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nLet\u2019s compare this to what Robson claimed about his realization process in his declaration:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cIn March 2012, I had my second and final nervous breakdown which again included feelings of extreme stress, anxiety, fear and depression. I would look at my son and imagine him experiencing the sexual acts I did with Doe 1 \u2013 Which I did not yet equate with being sexually abused \u2013 and, for the first time in my life, I wondered if I needed to talk to someone about what Doe 1 and I \u201cdid together\u201d. I knew that I truly had no idea how I felt about it.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nIf this story makes you a little uncomfortable, you are surely not alone. In a blog post on November 24, 2017, Robson wrote this about when he first told his allegations to his wife:\r\n<blockquote><em>\u201cI believe it was that night or the next morning at the latest, that Amanda asked me one of the heaviest questions I\u02bbve ever received. \u201cI\u02bbm sorry but I have to ask you this," she said. \u201cDo you have any confusion about our son?\u201d I understood that what she meant was, due to my being molested as a child, did I have any urges to molest our son? A painful question to hear but one of the easiest I\u02bbve ever had to answer. \u201cNo, absolutely not. He is the reason I finally spoke the truth about what happened to me and have begun this healing journey. My relationship with him is one of the few things I have clarity on.\u201d This speaks to Amanda\u02bbs strength and clarity as a human and as a Mother. This was a hard question for her to ask me, but she knew in her heart that she had to and didn\u2019t hesitate.\u201d<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nHaving the same lawyers, Safechuck and Robson, both shared a very similar trigger that, after all these years, eventually made them allegedly realize that they had been sexually abused by Jackson.\r\n\r\nSimilarly to the \u201cSpielberg prophecy\u201d in Wade Robson\u2019s complaint, an underlying theme in Safechuck\u2019s complaint is his bitterness about his failed career ambitions. In his complaint he vents his frustration about the fact that his career and professional life did not turn out the way he imagined it as a teenager and he blames Jackson for it. We also learn that he aspired a career in show business. Initially he wanted to be an actor, but he says Jackson talked him out of it.\r\n\r\nThen Safechuck aspired to be a movie director. He had big dreams for himself about making it in the movie industry.\r\n\r\nSafechuck also tried to make it in the music industry: he had a band. However, his show business dreams never materialized and in 2003, at the age of 25 he finally gave up and moved on to have a \u201cnormal life\u201d.\r\n\r\nHe remarks that for a long time he believed that Jackson "was sincere about our getting together to make movies or do something together in the entertainment realm - he had always said that I would do great things with him and I never doubted him.\u201d\r\n\r\nSafechuck eventually went to community college and became a web developer, but in his complaint he blames Jackson that he did not manage to get a better education. He claims that Jackson talked Safechuck\u2019s parents out of sending him to college and to focus on filmmaking instead.\r\n\r\nVince Finaldi, lawyer of both Robson and Safechuck, repeatedly supplied tabloids with material that they could use to generate bad press for the Estate and, thus, Michael Jackson.\r\n\r\nChannel 4, set to broadcast the documentary Leaving Neverland in the UK, doesn\u2019t even try to hide how the film is aimed to ruin Jackson\u2019s reputation, and impact the Estate\u2019s business.\r\n\r\nRobson's lawyers also recruited a female accuser whose lawsuit was announced around Halloween 2016, when the media interest in Thriller by Michael Jackson is especially high.\r\n\r\nA few months later the woman dismissed her own lawsuit and vanished. The sole purpose of the accusations seemed to be about making Jackson look bad in the press.\r\n\r\nA similar media assassination attempt was made back in 2013.\r\n\r\nIn early 2013, AEG was hit with a lawsuit by Katherine Jackson and Jackson\u2019s kids for the wrongful death of the late King of Pop. AEG warned us that \u201csomething ugly\u201d was going to come out in this lawsuit. On March 21, the judge allowed the child abuse allegations to be raised in the trial for AEG to make a case against Jackson, alleging Jackson was responsible for his own death. This is the same day Wade Robson put his house up for sale for $789,000 which he sold on May 8, for $825,000, $36,000 more than he asked, only a day after his allegations went public on May 7th, 2013.\r\n\r\nThese tactics appear to be directed to pressure the Michael Jackson Estate to settle, and\/or to prejudice a jury in case there is a trial where damage would be demanded. Manly and Finaldi, Robson\u2019s and Safechuck\u2019s lawyers, have already been involved in previous cases of \u201cvictim fishing\u201d, according to an article published by themediareport.com in 2012.\r\n\r\nDuring the \u201cAn Open Secret\u201d movie controversy, Manly and Finaldi were also the lawyers for accuser Michael Egan and admitted to two of the formerly accused, Garth Ancier and David Neuman, that the allegations against them were untrue. In connection with signed admissions, lawyers Jeff Herman of Florida and Mark Gallagher of Hawaii paid what Ancier's representatives described as a "seven-figure" settlement to the two men.\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s also remember that, in his 2016 deposition, Wade Robson\u2019s brother Shane stated that, during his breakdowns, Wade was worried about his ability to support his family and had financial concerns. Wade\u2019s mother also admitted in her deposition that, regarding Wade\u2019s finances, \u201cthere was a concern.\u201d\r\n\r\nIt is important to stress that, after Robson\u2019s lawsuit was dismissed, the Estate is now demanding compensation for legal fees for over $100,000.\r\n\r\nDuring the Q&A after the screening of Leaving Neverland at Sundance, both men claimed they were not offered any money to participate in the documentary. Yet very recently, Robson set up a \u201cfund\u201d asking people to \u201ccontribute towards the healing from and prevention of child abuse\u201d.\r\n\r\nInterestingly enough, the fund was set up just before the release of the documentary, and about six years after the allegations became public. Also, according to journalist Roger Friedman, Robson will avoid filling out Tax Form 990.\r\n<blockquote><em>Meanwhile, Robson has started a not for profit foundation and is soliciting donations. There can be no transparency, as he\u2019s parked his 501 c3 very cleverly under something called the Hawaii Community Foundation. That way, Robson doesn\u2019t have to file a form 990. We\u2019ll never know if the makers of \u201cLeaving Neverland\u201d have donated money to it, for example. This was done on purpose. Leonardo DiCaprio does the same thing with his Foundation. It\u2019s hidden.<\/em><\/blockquote>\r\nIn summary, both Robson and Safechuck are failed movie directors with delusions of grandeur, represented by the same shady lawyer.\r\n\r\nBoth men only realized that they had suffered abuse from Jackson when they imagined their sons being molested.\r\n\r\nBoth men had financial motives.\r\n\r\nNeither of the two have a single shred of proof to back up their allegations.\r\n\r\nIt is up to you, the viewer, to decide which is more credible:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>That Michael Jackson abused these men from childhood and they both had the exact same unusual realization process as adult men;<\/li>\r\n \t<li>or that these two men were not abused by Michael Jackson, but in fact they saw an opportunity to financially exploit a deceased man (via his companies) to the tune of over a billion dollars. A man who is not able to defend himself against such serious allegations.<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nI suspect you already know the answer.