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Attorney Wants $3 Mil, Apology From MJ Estate

10/20/2009 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's former lawyer wants $3 million from the singer's estate -- he also wants an apology.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, attorney Sidney Lanier represented Jackson in several cases.

Lanier claims he repped MJ in a hotly contested case in 2005 involving former porn king and Jackson confidant Marc Schaffel. After the case, Jackson refused to pay the lawyer's fee and filed a lawsuit against Lanier claiming fraud.

Lanier alleges as a result of Jackson's suit, his reputation was sullied all over town. He claims Jackson put him through "two years of expensive, stressful litigation and ridicule..."

Lanier even goes as far as to say that he wishes Jackson hadn't died because he "wanted him to apologize for his action against me; because of his tragic death that can never happen."

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16.

gene yuss    

Enough with this MJ crap. Where are the Heene's now??

1798 days ago
17.

Hypocrites    

Wacko Jacko is a dead beat bill payer.

1798 days ago
18.

Glendetta    

Lots of greedy mofos out there still after MJ's hard earned money. Love you, Michael.

1798 days ago
19.

Duh    

Posted at 2:14PM on Oct 20th 2009 by long live MJ


OMG ROFLMFAO

1798 days ago
20.

Hypocrites    

He was also a freak.

1798 days ago
21.

justsaying    

MJ's estate has about 50 lawsuits filed against it. And out of the 50, how many are White people? Well, let's take a look-see. This is going to be hard. Bare with me. Um.....how about FIFTY!!! I swear to God, it's all about money and sex when it comes to them. The bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. I'm only surprised that White people weren't encluded in on that one.

1798 days ago
22.

Cali MJ Fan    

If Michael meant to apologize, he would have done it before now. It appears this attorney is just another bottom-feeder wanting their chance at his lotto.

Go Team Branca!

1798 days ago
23.

hope    

MONEY MONEY MONE HELL ALL I WANTED FROM HIM WAS SOME HOT SEX I BET THAT WAS OFF THE HOOK

1798 days ago
24.

Michelle    

HE's sueing for ridicule? what a fu..en joke Michael is the only person who know's what is like...MJ sued him so there must have been something there..u don't ever hear of Mj really sueing anybody when he should have been sue tons of people..for all the damaged that was done to him..I hope he gets thrown out...did he wait sooo long and after he died so that he wouldn't look like Dummy? Anything,Anything,Anything for money..Hope he dosen't get one cent...shame could'nt even do while he was alive that tell u a whole lot about this guy..oh wait maybeI get it he waited until after he was dead because he thought he would have a better chance of getting that Cash.. well Im not A big Fan of the two john's but I hope they chew him up and spit him out..Snake..

1798 days ago
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Duh    

21. MJ's estate has about 50 lawsuits filed against it. And out of the 50, how many are White people? Well, let's take a look-see. This is going to be hard. Bare with me. Um.....how about FIFTY!!! I swear to God, it's all about money

and sex when it comes to them. The bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. I'm only surprised that White people weren't encluded in on that one.

Posted at 2:18PM on Oct 20th 2009 by justsaying


Why are you hating on white people all of a sudden? No business on your crack corner? You ghetto racist.

1798 days ago
26.

sue    

seizure sam--there are alot of heenes headlines on tmz about every other one--they are waiting for you to make your appearance!!!! THIS IS MJ SITE -- I KNOW YOU DIDNT MIX UP THE FACE OF HEENE VERSUS MICHEAL...sue from tampa

1798 days ago
27.

Barakuda    

What an idiot of a lawyer. He won't be getting any clients now for sure. Perharps MJ sued him for fraud because he did not do his job proprerly. Plus Didn't they find out that Schaffel was a big fat liar and escrot?What about if MJ estate sues everyone that using MJ name for their own advantage or for any sensationalism news. America's full of crazies

1798 days ago
28.

Hypocrites    

21. MJ's estate has about 50 lawsuits filed against it. And out of the 50, how many are White people? Well, let's take a look-see. This is going to be hard. Bare with me. Um.....how about FIFTY!!! I swear to God, it's all about money and sex when it comes to them. The bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. I'm only surprised that White people weren't encluded in on that one.

Posted at 2:18PM on Oct 20th 2009 by justsaying



Maybe because some black people can't hold a job and they are too stupid to get a job. They deserve to get paid no matter what color their skin is. So why do you bring race into this. Once again a black person can't handle things so they have to play the race card. Happens all the time. You make yourself look real stupid..

1798 days ago
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lovemichaelforever    

APOLOGIZE! APOLOGIZE! YOU WILL APOLOGIZE TO ME! What a mental case. Another inflated ego feeling he's owed because he had contact with Jackson.

1798 days ago
30.

truth    

This should be interesting since MJ also had other lawyers representing him during this time when he was acquitted. It might be fun to watch them come out of the wood work to tell what was really going on. As I see it, everyone wants a piece of the pie. You can talk to the last two attornies that represented MJ and they will tell you that he constantly had frivilous lawsuits from those that wished to make a buck, hoping he would just settle. Sound familiar!

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