Portions of Jackson abuse claims may be unsealed

Associated PressJune 6, 2013
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This image released by NBC shows choreographer Wade Robson during an interview Thursday, May 16, 2013 on the "Today" show in New York. Robson, who testified that Michael Jackson never abused him as a child, filed a claim against the singer's estate claiming years of abuse by the pop superstar. Robson claims he was abused by the pop superstar over a seven-year period. A Los Angeles judge said Thursday June 6, that he was inclined to unseal portions of Robson's court filings alleging molestation by Jackson, but that certain details wouldn't be made public to protect the choreographer's privacy. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, file)

This image released by NBC shows choreographer Wade Robson during an interview Thursday, May 16, 2013 on the "Today" show in New York. Robson, who testified that Michael Jackson never abused him as a child, filed a claim against the singer's estate claiming years of abuse by the pop superstar. Robson claims he was abused by the pop superstar over a seven-year period. A Los Angeles judge said Thursday June 6, that he was inclined to unseal portions of Robson's court filings alleging molestation by Jackson, but that certain details wouldn't be made public to protect the choreographer's privacy. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says he is inclined to unseal portions of a choreographer's court filings alleging he was abused by Michael Jackson but that details of the alleged molestation should remain out of public court filings.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff made the comment Thursday to attorneys for Jackson's estate and lawyers for choreographer and television personality Wade Robson.

Robson has accused Jackson of abusing him for seven years when he was a child, but most of the court filing remains under seal.

Beckloff said he needed to address which elements of Robson's May 1 filings should be public before he could address whether the choreographer can pursue his claims.

The judge said he believed a psychiatrist's declaration about Robson's allegations should be completely sealed.