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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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31.

anniam    

When are we going to see justice for MICHAEL?TMZ please stop the crap and tell us why lapd are not doing anything about the murder of MICHAEL?

1795 days ago
32.

Duh    

I find it laughable that he wants an apology. He seems to be very bitter about the fact that now that MJ is gone, he can't get an apology from him. What a big baby.

1795 days ago
33.

lisa    

harvey get some sleep your messing up !!!

1795 days ago
34.

Michelle    

What is Wrong with you people.. this guy was not doing what he was paid for.. he's a liar and a cheat..did u ever think of that..MJ was not the kind of person who was Sue happy so if u got sued by Mj then u deserve what you get..And for the guy who was talking about bill STFU..Michael was a lot of things and peple sued him right and left as u can see they bashed his name evey chance they got and u didn't see him sueing everyone now did u? uhhhh..nooooo u did not... did u know that Mj won so what dose that tell u? that MJ was right and u A wrong...and the fact he didn't do while he was alive..come on..We all wanted something form Mj but we aint sueing..hell I would have loved to talk to him but that didn't happen..maybe I should sue for that what do u think..Bill is right Go crawl under a rock..hey why don't u join him.. cuz this is f...en crazy...

1795 days ago
35.

janalal4    

Yeah, MJ says, "I GOT YOUR APOLOGY RIGHT HERE"!!

Did I even READ this right?? This 'sack' says 'he's sorry MJ died because he wanted an apology & now he'll never get it'??????
They're just getting kookier with each new law suit. Maybe this guy should go & stand in front of MJ's crypt in the wall at 'Holly Terrace' & just WAIT for that apology?!!

1795 days ago
36.

Em    

Three million dollars? Pound sand buddy. This ain't the soup kitchen. And for all the boneheads that think Michael sat up at night at the kitchen table and wrote cheques for his bills, wise up. He had accountants, lawyers, business managers, etc. etc. If something didn't get paid, it was more due to poor money management and advice on their part. And if Michael's "team" was suing the laywer, there was something weird going on. As for Lanier's reputation, I suspect he "sullied" his own professional self. "Stressful litigation and ridicule" - puhhhlease. Get a job. No wonder Michael wrote songs like 'Scream', 'Leave Me Alone', etc.; all this crap is truly tiresome. I have a lot more respect for Michael Jackson just for what he put up with and still retained a kind heart and soul. RIP and God bless his children with strength and love.

1795 days ago
37.

!    

This douchebag never paid his bills the stupid fans can't seem to understand what a selfish person their little freak was.Anybody who dare speak the truth about this self absorb druggie gets attacked.

1795 days ago
38.

Water    

Check out those freaky red lips
He was a white lady trapped in a black man's body

1795 days ago
39.

janalal4    

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


Posted at 2:21PM on Oct 20th 2009 by dirtydiana



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/20/guy-sues-michael-jackson-for-cash-apology/2#comments#ixzz0UVFDeHjh

LOL! NO KIDDING!! To HELL with the money! 'Sho me the ....' lol! Well, now I'm just bein' nasty.

1795 days ago
40.

Duh    

37. This douchebag never paid his bills the stupid fans can't seem to understand what a selfish person their little freak was.Anybody who dare speak the truth about this self absorb druggie gets attacked.


Posted at 2:39PM on Oct 20th 2009 by whatever

Read the post by Marv right above yours, buttwipe. Uh, I mean, hahahahaha and your other hundreds of aliases. You are not fooling anyone. And you're stupid to boot.

1795 days ago
41.

Science Defective    

Hot For Heenne

1795 days ago
42.

Duh    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJn02DDN4VE

LOL! NO KIDDING!! To HELL with the money! 'Sho me the ....' lol! Well, now I'm just bein' nasty.

Posted at 2:42PM on Oct 20th 2009 by janalal4


The above link posted just for Janalal4

1795 days ago
43.

janalal4    


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

Posted at 2:22PM on Oct 20th 2009 by Deb



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/20/guy-sues-michael-jackson-for-cash-apology/2#comments#ixzz0UVGNwOCw

WOO HOO! LOL! People got 'jokes' on here today! I'm luvin this! I'm tellin' ya Deb, your 'hot' today!

1795 days ago
45.

janalal4    

36. Three million dollars? Pound sand buddy. This ain't the soup kitchen. And for all the boneheads that think Michael sat up at night at the kitchen table and wrote cheques for his bills, wise up. He had accountants, lawyers, business managers, etc. etc. If something didn't get paid, it was more due to poor money management and advice on their part. And if Michael's "team" was suing the laywer, there was something weird going on. As for Lanier's reputation, I suspect he "sullied" his own professional self. "Stressful litigation and ridicule" - puhhhlease. Get a job. No wonder Michael wrote songs like 'Scream', 'Leave Me Alone', etc.; all this crap is truly tiresome. I have a lot more respect for Michael Jackson just for what he put up with and still retained a kind heart and soul. RIP and God bless his children with strength and love.



Posted at 2:40PM on Oct 20th 2009 by Marv



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/20/guy-sues-michael-jackson-for-cash-apology/3#c22468022#ixzz0UVHRN5Ld

It's just 'amazing' isn't it? How MJ retained his kind & gentle nature? How do you do that, going through all that he did. The 'haters' just prove that if someone is SO HUGE, people just want to take advantage & tear it down! MJ was a better person than any of us could ever hope to be. He thought of others all the time & spoke of 'love' right up until the very end of his life. How, I'll never know.

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