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Bitter Bidder Sues over Michael Jackson Auction

10/6/2009 4:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A man who claims to have placed the highest bids on 170 items in a canceled Michael Jackson auction is furious he was never given the goods -- and now he wants at least $5,000,000 to ease the pain of the monumental letdown.



Richard Lapointe
just filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson's estate and Julien's Auction House -- the company that put together a massive MJ auction that was supposed to go down in April of this year. Julien's and Michael ended up butting heads over the auction -- it was eventually canceled.

In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Richard claims he was the only (and therefore the highest) bidder on 82 items and "may have been the highest bidder on not less than 88 additional items."

Richard claims Julien's notified him in writing on April 11 and 14 that his registration was complete and his bids had been received.

Then, on April 15, Richards claims Julien's canceled the auction "despite having accepted bids."

He's asking for a minimum of $5 million -- because he claims that's the "true market value of the items" he was bidding on.

Michael jackson auction picsDarren Julien just gave us this statement:

"He called us the day the auction was canceled and told us he has been emotionally damaged, and he asked what we would do to compensate for it. If he is that emotionally damaged, he can bet on the items when they come back up for auction on November 21st. Also, he accepted the terms on the bidder form which said the auction could be canceled at any time. "

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1.

rando    

FIRST.........I think.

1782 days ago
2.

Fools Rush In    

More MJ stories, WHOOHOO. MJ may be passed on but his drama lives on.

1782 days ago
3.

billiejeanRIP    

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!

1782 days ago
4.

jerry    

I'M TIRED of looking at his butchered, surgery infested face..

Use different photos.....

1782 days ago
5.

lovemichaelforever    

what a loser. Gimme Gimme because I didn't get.

1782 days ago
6.

OhWell    

What was Michael Jackson tell the paramedics as he was dying? Take me to Childrens Hospital!

The Jackson clan is devestated...their money maker is dead. Now they have to get back to selling crack...

1782 days ago
7.

GG    

#5.....Don't look? Hey hey hey...what an idea huh?

1782 days ago
8.

LIFE IS LIFE    

Still waiting for justice for Richard Lapointe
Since Lapointe's arrest in 1989 and conviction in 1992 for the sexual assault and murder of his wife's grandmother, his supporters have repeatedly failed in their efforts to win a new trial for the 63-year-old man. State courts, including the Supreme Court, have been unwilling to give Lapointe a new trial.Lapointe, with an IQ in the 80s, suffers from Dandy Walker syndrome, a congenital brain malformation. His controversial confessions were critical to his 1992 conviction."We will never stop,'' Robert Perske, one of the founders of the Friends of Richard Lapointe, told me after after we left the Appellate Court hearing Monday afternoon."Everybody who has ever investigated this thing has come out convinced that he couldn't have done it,'' Irvin Hargrave, another member, added. "What do you do when somebody is obviously innocent?"
You keep fighting.

1782 days ago
9.

Layla    

Dear Michael:

I pray you are in heaven with all of the angels watching over you.

Love you more Mike!!

1782 days ago
10.

Chaz    



Geezze even in death this man can't catch a break....this guy who tried to bid needs to just go on and suck it...it isn't his stuff anyway!

Their is a looser born ever minute!!!

1782 days ago
11.

Chaz    


....ohwell..ohwell.....

Please come with better material....your MJ jokes are pretty damn lame!

BTW he was found innocent on ALL CHARGES....just sayin'

1782 days ago
12.

David M.    

Give the stuff to the man. He did his bid so he should get the stuff. No one in Michael Jackson group will have to go on food stamps. Michael left those blood sucking relatives enough money.

1782 days ago
13.

sue    

WELL WELL LOOKY LOOKY SCHOOL IS OUT, AND SO ARE THE CHILDREN THEY HAVE COME TO INFEST THERE PRESENCE ON THE NEW HEADLINE...WELCOME ONE AND ALL GET IT ALL OUT BEFORE THE DECENT PEOPLE GET ON HERE AND START RIPPING YOU TO THREADS... I HAVE 4 TEENS AT HOME AND I SWEAR THEY HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR A STRANGER ON THE STREET THAN THEY WOULD FOR YOU CHILDREN. HAVE A BLESSED DAY-- I SAID MY BIT FOR THE DAY, BEOFRE IT EVEN GETS STARTED.. sue from tampa

1782 days ago
14.

MJ's KIDS    

11. a Michael Jackson comeback, not a host of a chance.... He finally made it to be all white, ghostly white that is.....

What was Michael's favorite brand of underwear? PAMPERS

Posted at 3:34PM on Oct 6th 2009 by OhWell


You are right but now he's turning BLACK again. LOL

1782 days ago
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THISISIT again MJ breaks records    

Don't worry thief, I am sure media will pay you to go on a MJ bashing spree. They will pay for every opportunity to spew lies and their obligatory false meme about the King.

DIAF leech.....

RIP sweet King. Everyday it becomes more obvious all that you had to go through. I am sorry.

1782 days ago
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