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Jackson Estate

Sued Over 'Herpes Cure'

9/18/2009 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


michael_jackson_getty_52619757_ex-1A man is suing Michael Jackson's estate, claiming the singer is responsible for the theft of his herpes cure.

Erle Bonner
claims Jackson gave his formulas for "herpes cure, acne cures and arthritis cures" to a guy named Kevin Trudeau, also a defendant, who allegedly pilfered them.

Bonner also claims ..."someone from the Jackson family came by my house and shot a 22 pistol in the air. They turned around in a neighbor's driveway and drove away."

Bonner also claims in his suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court ... Jackson stole nine copyrights and the idea for an automobile insurance policy that "would revolutionize insurance for cars in America."

There's more, but you get the point.

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121.

sue    

OMG-- I GO OUT FOR THE EVENING, AND I COME HOME AND GET ON THIS BOARD AND ALL I SEE IS THREE DIFFERENT HEADLINES HAVING TO DO WITH MONEY AND MICHAEL BEING SUED BY SOME IGNORANT PEOPLE, WHAT THE H---??IT IS NO WONDER MICHAEL COULD NEVER SLEEP, I GUESS I WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKING SOMETHING TO KNOCK MY AZZ OUT JUST TO BE ABLE TO FORGET ABOUT THESE MONEY GRUBBING PEOPLE THAT WANTED EVERYTHING THIS MAN WORKED ALL OF HIS LIFE FOR. I DONT KNOW HOW HE SURVIVED ALL THESE YRS WITH THESE PEOPLE SURROUNDING HIM.. PLEASE REST IN PEACE MICHAEL AND DONT WORRY THEY WILL NEVER GET YOUR SOUL.. RIP MJ-SUE FROM TAMPA..

1823 days ago
122.

Barb    

Hi gs, I actually watched these before but had to watch them again. I thought these interviews were very well done. Just to bad some of the haters don't really watch them and do more research on the crappy family that help to destroy MJ.
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133. Michael Jackson was innocent. Accusers were liars watched this it is an eye opener when you get to
the page this is part1 of 5 please make sure you watch all 5 by looking in the you to menu on he side for all 5 you will be shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9YUI7NBGy0

Posted at 10:15PM on Sep 18th 2009 by gs
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LMAO..lol
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Wow, great news, I just got that policy from Geiko! ;-)

Posted at 10:25PM on Sep 18th 2009 by Louisdpdl

1823 days ago
123.

snotsie    

Kevin Trudeau - The Cures THEY don't want you to Know About." But he never says who THEY are. He's a tool.

1823 days ago
124.

StarLight    

come on please let my baby R.I.P

MICHAEL JACKSON THE KING OF POP FOR EVER...

WE ALL LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON

STARLIGTH

1823 days ago
125.

Michelle    

how come you always post bad pictures of him when he has tons of good ones?

1823 days ago
126.

www.nulifeonline.com    

I love the fact that this is being reported... Can I report that Howard Stern stole my toothpaste...

1823 days ago
127.

Andreemyrian    

What a shame, all these vultures are disgusting. Wickedness of people has no limt

1823 days ago
128.

janicebyrne01    

This Bonner man can say anything he likes. As Michael is dead, there's no-one to challenge his allegations. Hope he loses...big time. Soooooo many greedy people in Michael's life and now, it seems into his death. Shame on them all. Poor Michael. Let him rest in peace for heaven's sake.

1823 days ago
129.

tania from Germany    

Nothing more to say than "look, can you see the pig flying there?"

1823 days ago
130.

PA WOMANIZER    

The saga continues... all these people targeting celebrities using the weapon of litigation to get rich quick at Michael's expense "Arvizo/Chandler" style. Gee..a cure for herpes,arthritis and our insurance costs all in one perhaps this guy could cure cancer too? So tired of this B.S. (Poor Michael).. will the estate remain in probate forever to fuel ridiculous claims?

1823 days ago
131.

Cautious    

There must be something the court can do to blacklist these crazy people.
This is ridiculous - now the Jacksons are 'mafia people'! Duh.

"Bonner also claims ..."someone from the Jackson family came by my house and shot a 22 pistol in the air. They turned around in a neighbor's driveway and drove away."





1823 days ago
132.

for; while my guitar gently weeps    

177. 162. LOS ANGELES - A week after Michael Jackson died, his longtime lawyer and friend, John Branca, was summoned to meet with the singer’s family. He carried the pop star’s will, and with it, an answer to their eagerly awaited question: Who was to benefit from the “King of Pop’s” estate? “It was very difficult,” Branca recalled. “There were a lot of family members there, his sisters and most of the brothers and his mother, Katherine.” He told them three things. Katherine would be guardian of Michael’s three children and receive 40 percent of the estate in trust. The children would also receive [13.333% or 40 percent collectively.] The remaining 20 percent would go to unspecified charities to benefit children. “Actually, they applauded three times when they were told who got the property,” Branca said. “They were thrilled.” It is one reason why Branca, one of two special administrators named in that same will, says he’s surprised by the opposition that followed from lawyers representing Mrs. Jackson. Her legal team has asserted that she should be given “a seat at the table” in executing deals for the estate. They’ve also been considering a formal challenge to the status of the special administrators, suggesting that conflict of interests and other factors may compromise the qualifications of Branca and co-executor John McClain. McClain, a childhood friend of Jackson’s, crafted a major recording career for Michael’s sister Janet, and is a successful record company executive. “That agenda is exactly what John McClain and I are doing now,” Branca said, “for the estate.” Posted at 10:04PM on Sep 18th 2009 by JB good guy Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/18/katherine-jackson-can-challenge-administrators/11#comments#ixzz0RVyGodDJ THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!! FOR POSTING THIS. Many of my questions have been answered. Now, I realize that this was Branca giving the quotes as to what conversation had transpired between he & Michael; however, sometimes you can "just tell" by the way someone speaks of their interactions with other people if they are only motivated by "self-interest". I don't detect any of that in the way he speaks of MJ. He seems to have very deep affection for the bond that he shared with him. He speaks of their final reconciliation, NOT as a man who's only motive is to "make money" by working for a celebrity; but more as a very dear friend whom had been "estranged" from another friend, missed him, & was so "happy" to be reunited with them again.He definitely doesn't seem to be impressed by celebrity. He's obviously been too far around the block with many,many famous names for that to still be an "issue". He speaks humbly & I detect no "EGO" in the manner that he speaks when referring to himself. He does not "BOAST" of the things he had "DONE FOR MICHAEL" but speaks as them more "matter-of-factually" as if merely recounting their history. RARE for a lawyer! I believe that this man honestly cared for MJ in life & that he will take his duties as "executor" even MORE to heart in his death as a way of "honoring" him. GOOD MAN!! Posted at 10:26PM on Sep 18th 2009 by janalal4 Reading time-line from bottom-up for simplification! Simply'; Objection to Branca or McClain for undue influence is not a contest {overruled} the remaining pleading' is not an Objection. Or' Simplified; Objection is to "a" fiduciary appointment, alleging undue influence, the Court "Finds" objection {due to public policy matter} is not "deemed" a/an contest. Or' Unsimplified; "While the Proposed objection addresses {among other things} undue influence, the court finds that the allegation of undue influence is made in connection to an objection to the appointment of a fiduciary and such an objection as a public policy matter may not be deemed a contest." Starting'; The Second supplement filed 9/9/09 contained two proposed pleadings {one of which is an objection} at Exhibit/Tab B and Exhibit/Tab C, then on 9/11/09 the Court requested additional information, with 9/15/09 reply letter, the Court read and considered the petition and it's supplements on 9/17/09. 02 alone' was to pay Michael 50 times a Million Dollars, Trust made $100 Million in 6 weeks of 2009, Trust is Valued at $500 Million, Michael's Mom and children get 1 Million dollars a year. Michael's children will each be Billionaires at 18 or 21 or 25 when Trust dissolves. Due to Judge Beckloff's rush granting of permanent guardianship of the children. I challenge that Trust prays' for Judge to View Sealed Autopsy report, protecting children's best interest. Branca informs us that Thumbs-up Joe never attended the reading of the Will, that' one of Michael's brothers was ab

1823 days ago
133.

for; while my guitar gently weeps    

Research Said;
39. Other criticisms
[edit] No medical training
One common criticism by consumer groups is that Trudeau has had no medical training. Trudeau responds that by not having such training, he is not biased towards pharmaceutical companies and the FDA, and that medical doctors "are taught only how to write out prescriptions" for "poisons" and "cut out pieces of a person's anatomy." [58]

[edit] No proof of claims
Trudeau has also been criticized for his inability to provide substantial evidence to back up many of his claims. Although he provides anecdotal evidence, he has not provided evidence that such customer claims have been evaluated by a licensed medical practitioner. As such, any claims made by Trudeau or his supporters that his book or other business endeavors have helped people cannot be verified and are based solely on testimonials. In instances where Trudeau has been asked to provide proof of his claims, he has misinterpreted medical studies or cited dubious or fictitious studies. This includes, but is not limited to, a nonexistent 25-year research study involving a natural cure for diabetes at the University of Calgary.[59][60]

[edit] False endorsements
In August 2005, the New York Consumer Protection Board warned consumers that Trudeau has used false claims of endorsements to promote his products, noting that the back cover of Natural Cures includes false endorsements. Further, the NYCPB states that Trudeau's television ads “give the false impression that Tammy Faye Messner opposes chemotherapy in favor of the ‘natural cures’ in Trudeau’s book.” A representative for Messner before her death from cancer said that was not true and that she was starting chemotherapy again.[43]

The back cover includes the following quote from Dr. Herbert Ley, a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who died three years before the book was written: "The thing that bugs me is that people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn't. What the FDA is doing and what people think it's doing are as different as night and day." Trudeau's lawyer, David J. Bradford, says that this quote does not constitute a false endorsement of his book by Ley but rather is merely a statement that is in line with the purpose of his book.[61]

[edit] Additional marketing ventures
[edit] Audio tapes: “Mega Memory”
Trudeau claimed to have adapted techniques used to improve the memory of the blind and the mentally challenged to create Advanced Mega Memory and Mega Memory audio tapes. His promotion of memory-enhancing products was stopped by an FTC crackdown, which determined that the programs involved would not enable users to achieve a "photographic memory", as the advertising claimed.[29]

[edit] Non-surgical face lift
In addition to Natural Cures, Trudeau also hosted an infomercial that features the "Perfect Lift" non-surgical face lift. In England, this infomercial was found to violate the ITC advertising rules.[62]

As of 2008, Trudeau is airing another infomercial with Leigh Valentine called Firmalift. Leigh Valentine is the former wife of fraudulent televangelist Robert Tilton.[63][64][65][66][67][68][69][70]

[edit] Trudeau partners with Donald Barrett and ITV Direct
On September 11, 2006, Donald Barrett and ITV Direct, a direct marketing company based in Beverly, Massachusetts, announced that they had partnered with Trudeau to market both of his Natural Cures books.[71] Trudeau also worked with ITV to create ITV Ventures, a new MLM group based out of ITV's home office.[72] As of December 2006, ITV Direct has pulled all information concerning both this partnership and Trudeau's books from its corporate website; however, the infomercials have continued to run as of April 14, 2008.

1823 days ago
134.

for; while my guitar gently weeps    

Michael Jackson's personal hair stylist is seeking $212,000 from the King of Pop's estate for unpaid wages.

Lynda Parrish claims she was employed by the superstar to tend to his locks at a cost of $1,500-a-day, while she charged $1,000 to cut the hair of people in his entourage.

She invoiced Jackson for a further $1,000 to cover the cost of business lost when she had to fly outside of California to style the singer's hair, reports TMZ.com.

1823 days ago
135.

for; while my guitar gently weeps    

147. 177. 162.
LOS ANGELES - A week after Michael Jackson died, his longtime lawyer and friend, John Branca, was summoned to meet with the singer’s family. He carried the pop star’s will, and with it, an answer to their eagerly awaited question: Who was to benefit from the “King of Pop’s” estate?
“It was very difficult,” Branca recalled. “There were a lot of family members there, his sisters and most of the brothers and his mother, Katherine.” He told them three things. Katherine would be guardian of Michael’s three children and receive 40 percent of the estate in trust. The children would also receive [13.333% or 40 percent collectively.] The remaining 20 percent would go to unspecified charities to benefit children. “Actually, they applauded three times when they were told who got the property,” Branca said. “They were thrilled.” It is one reason why Branca, one of two special administrators named in that same will, says he’s surprised by the opposition that followed from lawyers representing Mrs. Jackson. Her legal team has asserted that she should be given “a seat at the table” in executing deals for the estate.
They’ve also been considering a formal challenge to the status of the special administrators, suggesting that conflict of interests and other factors may compromise the qualifications of Branca and co-executor John McClain. McClain, a childhood friend of Jackson’s, crafted a major recording career for Michael’s sister Janet, and is a successful record company executive. “That agenda is exactly what John McClain and I are doing now,” Branca said, “for the estate.”

Posted at 10:04PM on Sep 18th 2009 by JB good guy

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/18/katherine-jackson-can-challenge-administrators/11#comments#ixzz0RVy

GodDJ THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!! FOR POSTING THIS. Many of my questions have been answered. Now, I realize that this was Branca giving the quotes as to what conversation had transpired between he & Michael; however, sometimes you can "just tell" by the way someone speaks of their interactions with other people if they are only motivated by "self-interest". I don't detect any of that in the way he speaks of MJ. He seems to have very deep affection for the bond that he shared with him. He speaks of their final reconciliation, NOT as a man who's only motive is to "make money" by working for a celebrity; but more as a very dear friend whom had been "estranged" from another friend, missed him, & was so "happy" to be reunited with them again.He definitely doesn't seem to be impressed by celebrity. He's obviously been too far around the block with many,many famous names for that to still be an "issue". He speaks humbly & I detect no "EGO" in the manner that he speaks when referring to himself. He does not "BOAST" of the things he had "DONE FOR MICHAEL" but speaks as them more "matter-of-factually" as if merely recounting their history. RARE for a lawyer! I believe that this man honestly cared for MJ in life & that he will take his duties as "executor" even MORE to heart in his death as a way of "honoring" him. GOOD MAN!!

Posted at 10:26PM on Sep 18th 2009 by janalal4

Reading time-line from bottom-up for simplification!

Simply'; Objection to Branca or McClain for undue influence is not a contest {overruled} the remaining pleading' is not an Objection.

Or' Simplified; Objection is to "a" fiduciary appointment, alleging undue influence, the Court "Finds" objection {due to public policy matter} is not "deemed" a/an contest.

Or' Unsimplified; "While the Proposed objection addresses {among other things} undue influence, the court finds that the allegation of undue influence is made in connection to an objection to the appointment of a fiduciary and such an objection as a public policy matter may not be deemed a contest."

Starting'; The Second supplement filed 9/9/09 contained two proposed pleadings {one of which is an objection} at Exhibit/Tab B and Exhibit/Tab C, then on 9/11/09 the Court requested additional information, with 9/15/09 reply letter, the Court read and considered the petition and it's supplements on 9/17/09.

02 alone' was to pay Michael 50 times a Million Dollars, Trust made $100 Million in 6 weeks of 2009, Trust is Valued at $500 Million, Michael's Mom and children get 1 Million dollars a year. Michael's children will each be Billionaires at 18 or 21 or 25 when Trust dissolves.

Due to Judge Beckloff's rush granting of permanent guardianship of the children. I challenge that Trust prays' for Judge to View Sealed Autopsy report, protecting children's best interest.

Branca inform

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