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Michael Jackson -- Lien on Me

8/5/2009 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson -- Lien on MeOpen the floodgates -- the creditors are getting in line for a piece of the action in the Michael Jackson estate case.

Segye Times -- a South Korean newspaper -- won a judgment against Katherine, Joe and Jermaine Jackson, along with the Jackson Record Company, back in 1994. The suit claimed the newspaper paid the family $5.5 million for a series of Jackson family concerts in 1989 that never took place.

A judgment was entered for $4 million. Segye Times now wants $7,865,730.78 -- interest is a bitch!

It's interesting that Michael was not sued personally. Nonetheless, under the category "better late than never," Segye wants the estate to pay up.

Stay tuned...

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61.

cm    

i think we all would like to have enough money to live a good life.......but i dont wanna change my life with one of the jacksons...really....

1841 days ago
62.

candyk    

Money hungry bastards!! It people like that make this world the way it is! Greed!! They shouldn't even be allowed to still persue it after all this time. What the hell were they waiting for??? A**holes!

1841 days ago
63.

Missy    

Can someone please answer this question ...I thought MJ still owned part of his Neverland Ranch if he did then doesn't that go to MJ;s children? Shouldn't MJ's children have some say so about the Neverland Ranch?

1841 days ago
64.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Ihope they get rejected! Thats a rediculous ammount of money. They got paid from what it sounds like back in the day and mnore then likely Michael had nothing to do with it, thats why they waited untill now!! PLEASE JUDGE REJECT THESE BLOOD SUCKING LEECHES NOW!!! Shame on them!! REALLY!!!

1841 days ago
65.

:(    

The Jackson family members are reaping from Michael's death right doen to 'Smile" release...it just gets more and more disgusting. Jermaine wanted the Graceland opening when MJ's body was still on the table...this is truly disgusting. $ is as $ does!!!

1841 days ago
66.

I Play a Lawyer on TV    

The reason the creditor "waited" was that Katherine, Joe and Jermaine were likely uncollectable until now. What have they done in the last 15 years that would have earned them enough money to pay back their debts. I bet if anyone on here had loaned them $5.5 million you would be asking for it back. As for taking the money away from Michaels kids, that is not the case. Any money paid would be out of Katherine, Joe or Jermaine's portion of the inheritance.

1841 days ago
67.

Marnie    

Well, I doubt this guy will get anything from Michael Jackson's estate because it was not Michal's business deal, it was Katherine and Joe Jackson. This dude is going to have to sue Katherine if he wants to see money. Dummy... this will be thrown out of court. LOL!

1841 days ago
68.

Sidney    

@brooklynlady: No disrespect but comments like this just instigate the racist dialogue. If that's what you're hoping for, cool, you have a right to say whatever you want...but if not, I'm just saying why be the one to get it started?

39. I bet eveyone that sues MJ's estate or comes out of the woods with a scheme will be white. Why is that? SMDH....
I'll bet my house on it.

Posted at 3:29PM on Aug 5th 2009 by brooklynlady

1841 days ago
69.

LillyandGish    

I wonder what the Statute of Limitations is on something like this. Even with a judgment, this should be well past the opportunity to collect.

1841 days ago
70.

imjustnoisy    

THEY DIDN'T SUE MICHAEL.HOW CAN THEY NOW ASK FOR MONEY FROM THE ESTATE......JUST WATCH THIS,THE PEOPLE OVER THE ESTATE WILL MAKE SURE THEY GET THE MONEY BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY INTEND TO DO,MAKE EVERYONE IN THEIR CAMP RICH. THAT'S WHY THEY DON'T WANT KATHERINE AT THE TABLE....WHAT HAPPEN TO THE LAWSUIT ALL THE YEARS BETWEEN?

1841 days ago
71.

Deb    

Ok to you all you MJ fans. Put down the crack and learn some facts will ya. MJ owes over $400 MILLION dollars. All the creditors will go after the estate which is their right. How do you think your has-been drug addict idol got in this situation in the first place? He didn't pay his bills because he was too busy BUYING DRUGS. So please stop proving the MJ fans are idiots because that is exactly what you are doing here. If you don't want to know the truth, get off the net will ya. You aren't mature enough.

1841 days ago
72.

Sidney    

@Pamela: The executors are releasing the song; the royalties will go to the estate.

Now the word is Jermaine is wanting to sell his song "Smile" for the world...So, again, Jermaine is trying to make a profit of his deceased brothers memorial...unbelievable!!

Posted at 3:48PM on Aug 5th 2009 by Pamela

1841 days ago
73.

WHITE AMERICAN    

THANK YOU #40 I TOTALLY AGREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!IM SURE SOME OF YOU CANT WAIT 2 FIGHT FOR THAT NEW CAR UR SIBLING OR PARENTS HAVE ETC,ETC,WHNENEVER THEY DIE ALSO.SEE U KNOW DIFFERENT THAN THE JACKSON

1841 days ago
74.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

22. I FEEL LIKE PLAYING "MONEY" by MJ.
MJ WAS GENIUS. He had a song for every conceivable situation.

Posted at 3:12PM on Aug 5th 2009 by MJFANFOREVER


True very True!!

1841 days ago
75.

Lovely Rita    

What's this about TwoStepsRight? What the hell is it? Please explain.

1841 days ago
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