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Jacko's Thriller 'Date' Sues

Michael Stiffed Me!

5/5/2009 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The chick who starred as Michael Jackson's female date in the "Thriller" video is suing Jacko and his production company -- claiming she hasn't been paid royalties from the legendary video.

Thriller

We spoke to Ola Ray's attorney, who tells us the former Playboy Playmate is suing for breach of contract because she claims she never got her cut of the "Thriller" profits.

We're told Ola's not sure exactly how much she's owed -- her accountants will figure that out.

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31.

whynot    

he could do a remake and call it thrilla IS vanilla.

1960 days ago
32.

alreadybad    

This has been really should READ the contract she signed or just go back to Playboy, idiot.

1960 days ago
33.

Will    

What an tramp* suing after 25 years!
Not to mention.. there's no need to sue JACKSON, just the PRODUCTION COMPANY.
Sounds more like a double-money lover to me.

1960 days ago
34.

montana mike    

if she's not a little boy, there's no way michael would stiff her

1960 days ago
35.

e.    

You should have been an under age boy.... then you would have really cleaned up, financially that is = )

1960 days ago
36.

LT    

wow, that's when Michael used to be black.

1960 days ago
37.

fred smilek    

I just can't believe that she did not do anything before. He is won't pay her anything like he usually does :)

1960 days ago
38.

margaret    

IS SHE OUT OF HER MINE? HOW LONG AGO WAS THAT RECORD MAIED,SHE MOST BE BROKE

1960 days ago
39.

tourguy    

Like others, I question why she has waited so long. If she was a member of SAG, they should have been going after these residuals. 20 years ago, I did an Unsolved Mystery and I still get a small check every year. So why didn't she question this then. If she has been trying for many years and this is just coming to light, then she may have a case. She does have a substantial part in the video and is the only other credited performer besides Jackson. There are two sides to every story. We really don't know either side.

1960 days ago
40.

The Dentist    

Wish they had spell check on this or literacy! See number 45!!!

1960 days ago
41.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

Michael won't pay.. he doesn't pay for anything. He is the biggest welfare recipiant ever.
She needs to hook.

1960 days ago
42.

bka62223    

Just one question..... who's the black guy next to her in the picture???

1960 days ago
43.

jules    

sorry if this has been already mentioned:
I doubt that an actor who gets hired for a music video gets a cut in royalties from the success of the song. Seems totally ridiculous. She got paid for her work in the video, but now she want to get more due to the ongoing success? Seems very strange.
And a little late....

1960 days ago
44.

jules    

@ tourguy:
oh, I'm not in the acting business. I was not aware that as an actor one can get ongoing royalties (like a musician). Interesting.
thanks

1960 days ago
45.

ENTERT8NER    

Seems to be just another day for MJ. Everyone out to get his money.... So sad how this has all unfolded. People need to leave him alone already. They have done enough damage as it is. :( I really hope something remarkable happens in his life and he will once again regain his thrown and be on top. He deserves it with everything he has been through...

1960 days ago
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