SAN DIEGO (AP) - The man who was the original voice of Charlie Brown in "Peanuts" television specials has been sentenced to a year in jail for stalking a former girlfriend and threatening her plastic surgeon. But he was immediately released to a residential drug treatment center to complete his sentence.
Peter Robbins has already been in jail for four months. Superior Court Judge Dwayne Morning said Wednesday that the 56-year-old could spend the next eight months in treatment, but if he violates his probation he could spend four years in prison.
Borrowing a line from Charlie Brown's friend Lucy, the judge told Robbins, "Don't be a blockhead."
Robbins also received five years' probation and was ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the plastic surgeon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A TV choreographer who testified that Michael Jackson never abused him as a child has now filed a claim against the singer's estate claiming years of abuse by the pop superstar.
Wade Robson's attorney Henry Gradstein writes in a statement that his client was abused by the pop superstar over a seven-year period. Robson was the first witness to testify in Jackson's defense against child molestation accusations that ended with the singer's acquittal in 2005.
The accusations have been forcefully denied by lawyers for Jackson's estate and the singer's criminal defense attorney.
The details of Robson's filing remain sealed by a Los Angeles probate court.
Gradstein writes that strain from the abuse led Robson, a choreographer on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," to suffer a breakdown last year.
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