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MJ Estate Pounded by New Creditor's Claim

11/17/2009 6:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonGet your currency converters out -- the law firm that filed the latest creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate wants to get paid in pounds.

The firm of Arnold & Porter -- which has an office in London -- just filed papers in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming MJ owes them for legal services rendered between February and June of '09.

The total bill: £103,179.10.

And this is interesting: In the docs, it shows Michael initially hired the firm in connection with a "dispute with Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa" -- the son of the King of Bahrain.

The sheikh sued Michael in 2008 for $7 million -- after Michael allegedly accepted a bunch of money and perks from the sheikh in exchange for two new albums.

The case was settled shortly after.

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76.

BillieJeanJackson    

There was a man called the KING OF ROCK & ROLL. He took too many pills and died young. Then there was a man called the KING OF POP. HIS Dr gave him too many drugs and he died young. The KING OF POP married the PRINCESS OF ROCK & ROLL.

The KINGS met up after death and the KINGS started to talk. The KING OF ROCK & Roll said, I put a tumor in the brain of that man BRASHIER, The KINGS started the THRILLER SQUAD. First there was the Suicide of Evan Chandler, And off to get the rest. Janet Arvizo Jackson are you the next one? Catfish JOE, you may be next. Sneddon you better get more security. Dianne Dimond, don't get comfortable. Jermaine Jackson, enjoy your pretend FAME, the clock is ticking. And on and on the THRILLER SQUAD continued. They have a list and will pick them off one at a time.

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77.

Pink Daisy    

Apparently Bashir has had the tumor for at least a year and it's benign.

1747 days ago
78.

Pink Daisy    

Anyone want to place bets on how and when MJ's accusers will bite the dust? ;) J/K

1747 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

Yet more greedy parasitic worms crawling out of the woodwork. Hope they lose their case. I loathe these type of people. Sooooo many greedy leeching people in Michael's life. The only people not after his money were his three beloved children. They just wanted their dad and his love but Murray killed their dad and now these children are left without their dad's love and guidance. Shame on all these parasites.

1747 days ago
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cindee    

"MICHAEL JACKSON NUMBER ONES" ... MJ'S CHILDREN

The AMA awards NOV.22 ,If you haven't voted ."VOTE" .ABC.com
SHOW YOUR: L O V E YOUR A P P R E C I A T I O N

Jermaine and his Brothers need to " STEP BACK" and pass the mantle to MJ'S children
YOU (Jackson brothers) have had center stage long enough, time for the next generation...............
MICHAEL had been a solo act since the 80's and even though he's your brother .
You used him as your personal ATM machine, like the rest of the family..If you
really love your brother "GIVE IT UP"!!!!!
LET....
PRINCE, PARIS and BLANKET be the recipients of any awards on behalf of there Father
let his kids be Ambassadors of MJ'S L O V E his LEGACY ..Stand up and shine..Sweet Angels..
I believe Daddy would have wanted it that way...you may be young but, MICHAEL didn't
anticipate dying June 25 .YOU are his children his "BENEFICIARIES" STEP FORWARD AND SHINE*******

1747 days ago
81.

janicebyrne01    

I know this isn't relevant to this story but I've only just heard about Evan Chandler. He committed suicide on Nov 5. He shot himself in the head. Obviously his very guilty conscience about lying about MJ has finally given out. May Evan Chandler NEVER rest in peace.

1747 days ago
82.

lankandiva    

OFF TOPIC-I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE FATHER OF A BOY THAT ACCUSED MJ WAS FOUND DEAD?????WOW...

WHICH BOY IS IT THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT?THIS MAY BE OLD NEWS BUT IM IN AUSTRALIA AND JUST SAW IT...

THIS IS GETTING MORE AND MORE COMPLICATED BY THE MINUTE..THIS BOYS FATHER IF ITS JORDY CHANDLERS,WELL HE MADE MJS LIFE HELL...

NOW HE'S DEAD??? WAS HE MURDERED OR WAS IT NATURAL AND WHY HASNT TMZ REPORTED THIS YET?OR HAVE I MISSED THE ARTICLE..


LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE MICHAEL JACKSON...ALWAYS IN MY HEART...PRAYING FOR VICTORY IN MICHAELS NAME..


ONE LOVE AUSTRALIA

1747 days ago
83.

lankandiva    

@88. I know this isn't relevant to this story but I've only just heard about Evan Chandler. He committed suicide on Nov 5. He shot himself in the head. Obviously his very guilty conscience about lying about MJ has finally given out. May Evan Chandler NEVER rest in peace.

Posted at 5:49AM on Nov 18th 2009 by janicebyrne01

wow mi just heard the same thing and posted,i didnt see your post..damns suicide hey...sad as it is goes to show how one cannot live with guilt..unless he was getting threatened by fans of Michaels or even his son?who knows maybe theres more proof someone had about him trying to extort money from MJ and it was going to be revealed and he couldnt handle it?regardless Michael Jackson was a great man,a heart of gold to trusting and loving...His life wd runied by these barbarians,judgement day has come for Evan chandler,however the wrong way...

The truth always comes out..People reap whats they sow...remember this..

PRAYING FOR VICTORY IN MICHAELS NAME...LOVE YOU MORE MJ...FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS...

one love

Australia






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84.

Inma    

Esto me causa inmensa tristeza, siento que todo pertenece a los hijos de Michael

This causes me great sadness, I feel that everything belongs to the children of Michael

http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2009/michael-jackson/exhibition-images.html

GRACIAS MICHAEL!
ILYM :`(

1747 days ago
85.

Anita    

Not so fast it say that michael Jackson had pay him back when they was work together here is the articles here.
In the summer of 2005, when Jackson shuttered Neverland and decamped to Bahrain at the invitation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the 33-year-old second son of the Gulf island’s king, he seemed to be making a clean break. Two years later, Abdullah joined the long queue of litigants who had entered into what they understood to be a business arrangement, only to learn that Jackson didn’t quite see it that way. The sheikh was an occasional songwriter who had, as a teenager, become friendly with Michael’s brother Jermaine. He believed that his new production company, Two Seas, could rescue Jackson’s career. The deal he was proposing encompassed a new album, a ghosted autobiography and a stage musical in the style of the Abba vehicle, Mamma Mia! Abdullah’s main idea, according to a friend who describes him as “totally honourable”, a “his-word-is-his-bond type of guy”, was “to enhance Michael’s profile and finances without him having to do anything much in public”. There was another side project he hoped Jackson might go for: a charity single in aid of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, written by himself.

By the time the case reached the High Court in London in November 2008 — where a financial settlement was reached just before Jackson took the stand — the sheikh’s business motives were hotly disputed. According to the defence, Abdullah was a fawning wannabe, an amateur intent on smuggling his own material onto the next Michael Jackson album. The money spent paying off some of his debts — the Arvizo legal bill, and $35,000 for unpaid utilities at Neverland — was, Jackson insisted, “a gift”.Over the coming year, the court learnt, there were more gifts, to a value of $7m, as the sheikh bankrolled Jackson’s lifestyle in the Bahraini capital, Manama. Along with giving him with $500,000 spending money and $350,000 for a holiday to Europe, he paid for Jackson’s eight bodyguards — more security than the king employs in a country where crime is almost nonexistent. “I saw the payments as an investment in Michael’s potential,” the sheikh said in a statement read out by his lawyer in court. “He said he’d pay me back… through our work together.”The sheikh did much besides to smooth Jackson’s reception on a quiet island smaller than Middlesex with a population of 700,000.


1747 days ago
86.

cawobeth    

. . . and the saga goes on. Personally, I find it fascinating even though it borderlines soap operas sometimes. TMZ, you are pretty yuck at times, but I guess there will always the yuck to contrast the good stuff. I just wish you'd spare us the disgusting yuck and lies that pertain to Michael.
So, what else is new ? Sad that so many people are materialistically concerned & greedy; attempting to use Michael some more.
At least you fluff-up the story of the great Michael Jackson

1747 days ago
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Daphne Lorincz    

To #94 - Cindi - Yes, I agree with you 100%. But may be they will say its exploiting the kids. I still want them to be on stage getting the awards. Kids are next of kins.

1747 days ago
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Daphne Lorincz    

To #102 - Teabird - wow, you seemed to know so much. You should at least pass this info on to the executors, because they are the ones who would find this info interesting or may be helpful. Now, I know more about this case. I did read about the lawsuit in Canada, and knew he settled out of court. Very interesting comments, i.e. very informative. r u MJ's secretary. Thanks for the info.

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Daphne Lorincz    

who is Diane Dimond?

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Anita    

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