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City Attorney Probes AEG

7/30/2009 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AEGWe've learned the L.A. City Attorney is investigating AEG for allegedly making promises to people who paid thousands of dollars to attend the Michael Jackson memorial ... but not delivering on its promise to donate the money to the LA Police Foundation.

Sources in the City Attorney's office tell us complaints have been lodged by people who bought suites for the July 7th memorial at the Staples Center. People who paid $5,000 for a suite claim AEG promised the money would be donated to the LA Police Foundation but AEG has not yet delivered a cent.

A rep for AEG told TMZ there were 18 suites that went for $5,000 a pop and AEG did indeed promise the money would be donated to the Police Foundation. The rep said AEG is still doing a final accounting of the event and "We have every intention of making this donation."

AEG says the city is trying to get way too much -- 7 figures -- out of them for the event. But the City Attorney believes AEG is on the hook for expenses including sanitation, transportation, street services and LAPD protection -- and that does indeed go into the 7 figures.


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Fools Rush In    

Nit picking

1725 days ago
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Howard Rogers    

1st!

1725 days ago
3.

Andrew    

Second???

1725 days ago
4.

LakersFan    

AEG is trying to keep the money in their pockets. They are conveniently taking a long time to calculate expenses..its been over a month. It's a good thing they are being investigated maybe that way they will realize they can't steal any of the profits which they shouldn't have been making to begin with because it was a MEMORIAL not a Lakers game.

1725 days ago
5.

John    

Harvey Levin should donate some of TMZ's revenue to the Police Foundation out of good faith.

1725 days ago
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barb    

Did everybbody see this?

Michael Jackson's mother will retain custody of his children
5:26 AM | July 30, 2009

The mother of Michael Jackson will retain custody of his children, and the biological mother of the two elder children will visit and maintain her legal parental rights under an agreement reached by both sides, The Times has learned.

Katherine Jackson, 79, the late pop icon’s mother, and Debbie Rowe, 50, who bore Jackson’s two older children, also agreed to mutually hire a child psychologist to advise them on how, when and where Rowe’s visits should take place, a knowledgeable source said.

The agreement will go before a Los Angeles judge Monday, and both sides expect the judge to approve it, the source said. Rowe did not ask for custody. “Debbie is really happy” about the arrangement, said the source, refusing to be identified because the agreement has yet to be announced.

The source said Rowe did not receive any money under the arrangement and will pay half of the fees for the child psychologist.

Neither side made any demands that were rejected, the source said, and the arrangement was agreed to without contentious negotiation.

In his will, Jackson named his mother as guardian. Singer Diana Ross was listed as an alternative choice should his mother be unable to care for the children. Rowe has not seen the children in several years and at one time relinquished her parental rights.

During a period when she had visitation, she complained that she was forced to meet the children in hotel rooms in the presence of Jackson’s associates and could not make up for visits she missed.

Rowe met Jackson while working in the office of Dr. Arnold Klein, his Beverly Hills dermatologist. Jackson wanted her to have children for him. "If someone needs something, I'm there, you know," Rowe later said in a televised interview.

Jackson and Rowe married in 1996 when she was six months pregnant after being artificially inseminated. She is the mother of Prince Michael Jr., 12, and Paris Michael Katherine, 11. Jackson’s youngest child, Prince Michael II, 7, called "Blanket," was borne by an unidentified surrogate.

Rowe lives on a horse farm in Palmdale that she purchased after receiving an $8.5-million divorce settlement from Jackson. The terms of the divorce, finalized in 2000, gave Jackson sole custody of the children and Rowe visitation. She soon stopped visiting the children because she said “it was not working out,” according to court records.

After giving up her parental rights in 2001, Rowe went to court in 2003 to challenge that waiver. At the time, Jackson was facing child molestation charges. An appeals court ruled in her favor.


-- Maura Dolan in San Francisco

1725 days ago
7.

Government Bureaucrat    

"People who paid $5,000 for a suite claim AEG promised the money would be donated to the LA Police Foundation but AEG NEVER delivered a cent."

I love TMZ, but leave it to us to edit your stories for grammar.

1725 days ago
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holmes    

wow.. then having the audacity to sue the MJ estate???

smelly!

1725 days ago
9.

Fools Rush In    

Sorry, Howard. I am the Official First Queen now, wearing my crown proudly. I will let you wear the tiara that will go so nicely with the purse and skirt you have on in your quest to be first.

1725 days ago
10.

Michael Jackson    

AP BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN

Sources inside the Jackson camp tell us that Michael Jackson was a wonderful father and that, up until his death, he would bathe both his sons at night, tuck them into bed and french kiss them goodnight. No word on who helped Paris.

1725 days ago
11.

Isabel    

They sold luxury boxes to the memorial service? Come on, guys. Did the Lakers get paid to speak?

1725 days ago
12.

mickey lou    

Boycott AEG! What a bunch of pigs letting the city pick up their tab!

1725 days ago
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Andrea    

This AEG,, i really dont trust ! They had played with Michael as a doll

1725 days ago
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Elissa    

Leeches.

1725 days ago
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Michael Dacey    

so what it says that she Debbie rowe the joan crawford of today get to 2 c the 2 oldest and leaves the baby out she is a real winner also since you guys know the law I thought that she Debbie Roe would stop getting spousal payments at the death of a spouse I gues it pays to be a YES man But not in My book NEVER say yes if you believe the anser to be NO

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