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Michael Jackson's Word

Worthless?

6/2/2009 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MJ ExclusiveMichael Jackson's word holds about as much weight as his frame -- at least according to the promoter who plans on suing him over the Jackson family concert.

Michael told us yesterday he was gonna do the concert -- the one with Janet and the Jackson 5 in Texas in 2010 -- but the CEO of the company planning to throw the concert thinks Jacko's word is worth nothing.

Patrick Allocco told us his company will sue M.J. unless the singer signs on the dotted line, promising to sing with his sister and his bros.

Jackson has balked at doing the family concert, favoring his London gig ... which could be in jeopardy.

UPDATE: We just received the following comment from Allocco, "Let me say this as clearly and unequivocally as I possibly can ... I have spoken with Michael Jackson and I believe that he is an honorable man. A man of his word. I look forward to working with him and his entire family on the historic show we have been planning for more than a year."

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antoinette    

WHERE`S FAT ASS CALLING FIRST AT

1934 days ago
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Roro    

Michael's word worthless, Let's have some real news.

1934 days ago
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artie help    

herulz, luv him and his family.

1934 days ago
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H20    

I would think he would want the signature on the contract regardless of MJ's word. How can he speak or sing through the mask?

1934 days ago
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rachelle    

Take a GOOD look at him! Does he look like he could sing much less dance>>>

1934 days ago
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Linda Mott    

I agree with #4 Foghorn Leghorn, Get the signature on the contract and argue later. It is a shame that a person's word doesn't mean anything, anymore. I guess that's why we need lawyers.

1934 days ago
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ROBIN BURD    

Let's see. Trust and the words Michael Jackson.Duh,not working 4 me. He won't screw his family over but....when it comes 2 repaying money,honoring contracts-even signed ones-sure screw them..Unless theres underage boys involved well then u can b sure u can trust MJ to take "care" of his business obligations.Im still waiting for someone to legally find a way 2 keep him away from any kids-ever again.

1934 days ago
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same same same    

Remember the day!

He was amazing! Still love the old MJ music.... can't change that! Hopefully he can find his way again!

1934 days ago
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oprah & michel hater    

HIS WORD....COME ON LADY...THIS PEDOPHILE DOENT KNOW THE MEANING OF HONESTY...USED UP HAS BEEN PEDOPHILE IS HIS CAREER NOW!

1934 days ago
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newswatcher    

PLEASE! this guy was so talented, yes. no-one can argue that!. however he is a sick sick pedophile -- where there is smoke; there's fire. anyone who thinks he is innocent of molesting children is niave. he's now a middle aged freak; a sideshow; people are more interested in if he nose is going to fall off rather than if he's going to sing "billie jean" at a concert.

1934 days ago
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Yolanda Nixon    

He could get Weird Al to stand in for him. It would probably be more entertaining.

1933 days ago
12.

sheesh    

MICHAEL JACKSON WILL NEVER PERFORM IN PUBLIC AGAIN! DUH!

1933 days ago
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Cleveland-West_Side    

He's gotta put this potential show on hold for the moment while he works out the bugs of the upcoming "Michael Jackson/Barney/Dora the Explorer" triple concert tour.

1933 days ago
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Roro    

Quite ofter when you utilize an agent, it's like giving that individual a power of attorney which means that they can commit you to something whether or not you agree with it. Their signature is just like you signed it yourself. Michael tends to ignore contracts and more's the shame. If the individuals who set up these venues had legitimate agent contracts, he is quite probably stuck..... you have to pay attention to what is going on in the world and not just in you fantasies.

1933 days ago
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TSCM    

He's been threatening to sue for MONTHS, ever since mid-March... Still no substance behind his talk. Unless the court can prove that Frank Dileo is legally authorized to sign random contracts and agreements on Michael's behalf without his knowledge or permission, there is absolutely no basis for this claim against him. In fact, the court would have to prove that Frank is authorized to sign contracts for ALL OF THE JACKSON FAMILY MEMBERS since that is what the agreement called for--despite most if not all of the family being completely unaware of it in the first place. Funny how he only goes after Michael, last time I checked there was no confirmation that his brothers and sisters were in agreement with the terms, either.

1933 days ago
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