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Michael Jackson Sued Over Bad TV Habits

11/20/2009 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson stiffed the people who installed his TV system at Neverland, this according to a brand spankin' new creditor's claim.

According to a claim filed yesterday, a company called Video & Audio Center (VAC) installed electronic audio and video equipment at Neverland Ranch in late 2003 and early 2004. We're told the company rewired the house, installed plasma TVs and put speakers all over the house.

VAC claims Jackson's camp ran up a bill of $109,540.85 -- and paid $25,000 of that, but never settled the bill completely. According to the docs, VAC says they won a judgment back in 2007 for the remainder.

They're asking for $128,482.77 -- the unpaid bill plus interest.

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106.

Christine    

TMZ,stop with those informations. When Dr. Murray will be arrested???????

1796 days ago
107.

liz    

Julien's auctions cleaned out Neverland to auction the goods, but they reported that they returned to Michael some of his "embarassing items" anyone know what they were ??

1796 days ago
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TMZ ROCKS ON    

244 Soon these boards will belong to the haters and their king, TMZ ROCKS ON. God help the unsuspecting fans who come in here expecting intelligent, rational discussion. You are nothing but a bunch of trolls. I had the misfortune this morning of having to look for someone that I thought might be here and saw your filthy comments, spewing hate as usual. You're a pig.


Posted at 12:17PM on Nov 21st 2009 by Deb


this is true TMZ the name at the top of your page rules here and rocks on it means FREE SPEECH to everyone NOT JUST TO MJ FANS who monopolized it for nearly 5 months NO MORE those days ARE HISTORY lol i neither rule nor want to rule that is for insanity lives at facebook his ego kingdom now may he forever rip there my little quiet kingdom is by the sea only kingdom this dude needs roflmao :) bunch of morons where is morons abound anyway?
maybe kissy kissy send me a michael heart at facebook


dont worry about me i believe in free speech for all but i do not believe in ones who knock themselves out trying to squelch the voices of people who do not share their same opinions and attack and spew hatred and even death upon them mjfanatics and a lot of mj fans unfortunately are in this category THEY LIVE IN A STATE OF DENIAL NEPOTISM and NARCISSISM just like their now dead junkie king

TMZ/harvey - rocks on and rules here dudes

im just in here for the ride :) and what a ride it is almost surrounded my mindless zombies!

1796 days ago
109.

liz    

The creditors that have been coming forward have been trying to collect from Michael ever since they provided the goods or services, they never received payment, after many, many attempts, is that so hard to understand ??

1796 days ago
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They were in it for the money    

@Rainbow....AEG also paid around 5 million to King Abdulla or whatever his name is way way before Michael died. As for sending out a pre screening of the tape; NO, they never did that at all. They said they did that, but why would they slap Sony who they worked with hand in hand with? They said ABC, but that too is part of Sony as is Disney and thats why they are resururecting Captain EO at CA. Disneyland. This Auction for the Glove? This auction benefits MusiCares which is run by John Branca, it is to help musicians who have a fanincial problem or a DRUG problem- What are the odds of that? Michael's buddy Branca could have helped Michael if he had a problem.
I caught something yesterday about Murderin Murray and somewhere in the mix it said he was a fan of Michaels, oh maybe in the search warrant? Forget, but He is probably the one who called all these guys Dileo, Phillips, Catfish-He is THAT FAN who was calling everyone. Mystery solved.



1796 days ago
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They were in it for the money    

Its amazing that Julien's had the Auction of some MJ things in Vegas days after his death? or his memorial? How did they manage to do that when they were in battle with Tohmme over the things? Some other items were also sold at yet another Auction- a painting? The person who bought that painting is either president or vice president of Sony, Japan. It was Tohmme who instructed Juliens to move the items, but who was dictating which went to where? Tohmme. See, He actually was part of the three guys (McClain, Michael because he had to put up the Catalog, and Tohmme, thats who Sycamore is, and still a branch of Colony. You dont think Colony was involved in land in Vegas for this casion/museum? Yes they were because that was talked about before with the 02 concerts. Colony deals in land aquisitions, if they could own Red Rock Country Club where Dr. M lives(on the 18th green no less!) and they owned the land before those homes were built, they'd have no problem finding suitable land for a casino/museum. ohmme know Phillips, I bet if we dug, we'd find out Colony is an offshoot of AEG, that guy owns pretty much the world.

1796 days ago
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so wrong    

257. The creditors that have been coming forward have been trying to collect from Michael ever since they provided the goods or services, they never received payment, after many, many attempts, is that so hard to understand ??

Posted at 1:30PM on Nov 21st 2009 by haley

That's why they have probate when it comes to a WILL, this is SO common for anyone with money who dies, TMZ is making a big deal about this, but this happens all the time with people who are wealthy. That's what is supposed to happen. It's not a big deal at all.

Tmz is just trying to make a story out of this because anything MJ related gets huge hits and generates big bucks for them too. In essence, MJ is basically supporting them, TMZ, too.

All this stuff posted thus far has been BS and makes no sense. I think people should read this stuff with a grain of salt, the last 'search warrant', etc..

1796 days ago
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so wrong    

They were in it for the money

Well, isn't everyone and everything just nicely tied together in one big package. Hum! I also am starting to believe the will was fake, there's tons of proof MJ was in NYC the day he supposedly signed it, and was there the day before and after. What, he just flew back to sign a WILL?

A hoax, I don't know. Why would Murder Murray just leave all the drugs right there for everyone to see, he knew he wasn't authorized to administer propofol in someone's home. He certainly had people running to his storage unit that day.

None of this makes sense, the search warrant is a joke. Yeah, all those search warrants and nothing, this case moves no where.

We'll see but thus far, it's just a bunch of nonsense posted by TMZ to get us here and keep reading!

1796 days ago
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so wrong    

by rainbow4321

And, how did they still have the Staple Center reserved for the so called "memorial" that far out when they were supposed to be in the UK at that time. None of this makes any sense. Why were they filming in HD the funeral?

It's all a bunch of BS. A hoax, I don't know, puzzle pieces sure ain't fitting together!

1796 days ago
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rainbow4321    


258. @Rainbow....AEG also paid around 5 million to King Abdulla or whatever his name is way way before Michael died. As for sending out a pre screening of the tape; NO, they never did that at all. They said they did that, but why would they slap Sony who they worked with hand in hand with? They said ABC, but that too is part of Sony as is Disney and thats why they are resururecting Captain EO at CA. Disneyland. This Auction for the Glove? This auction benefits MusiCares which is run by John Branca, it is to help musicians who have a fanincial problem or a DRUG problem- What are the odds of that? Michael's buddy Branca could have helped Michael if he had a problem.
I caught something yesterday about Murderin Murray and somewhere in the mix it said he was a fan of Michaels, oh maybe in the search warrant? Forget, but He is probably the one who called all these guys Dileo, Phillips, Catfish-He is THAT FAN who was calling everyone. Mystery solved.
Posted at 1:30PM on Nov 21st 2009 by They were in it for the money

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Also from the link I posted upthread, you will see this:
"Around that time, Jackson brought back his old manager DiLeo, who in turn helped bring back John Branca,"

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So one of them gets their foot in the door and helps the rest get in?

Tohme's LKL interview is scheduled now for Dec 3rd. Given the King/Jermaine connection, will real questions be asked or will TT just be allowed to run the interview and pick/choose questions? Who will HE try to throw under the bus?
Cuz the link I posted had Branca refusing to be interviewed for the article and twice now Dileo has refused to answer questions about TT (in a video interview for an MJ website where he blew off the question TWICE and started talking about Murray instead and then in a written article where he outright said that he would not answer questions about TT during the interview).


1796 days ago
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moni    



Deb, nice to see you here in spite of all the trouble you're provided. Very courageous! And: Everything's fine with your boyfriend?

We already had that discussion about so many long-time-posters leaving yesterday. What makes me really angry is that it's just NOT the rabid and intolerant fans who are gone now. It's many of the intelligent ones, who just haven't been keen on being personally attacked and on the more and more rude choice of words here.

I completely understand why all of you have left, I think about that as well. The sad thing is that exchanging all of your helpful informations within a close FB-circle doesn't help MJ. It just has left back a majority of so-called haters as opinion makers.

1796 days ago
117.

They were in it for the money    

Maybe the phone call to Houston was to cover somebody else? Maybe there were files on somebody else that was around Michael. It's strange that here we got this doctor who gives Michael an iv with all these drugs a little at a time over hours, and all that time passes being on the phone, but nobody cleans the area of the one drug the Dr never mentioned to anybody , for at least 2 days. I mean if you were going to lie like the Dr did about what he gave Michael, you'd think he'd have cleaned up at least the propfol. Where would he have put it? I sort of bend in the direction some of the other posters do; there had to have been someone else in the house.

That 5 million Tohmme turned over is highly questionable as well. If he got it from AEG, why not give it back to them? Couldn't because they'd have to explain it away, so he chooses Branca. I also don't think that money was for any home, that was part of the incidential money. Why would AEG just go and give money for a home? To me that means all that money Michael was working so hard for if he did the 02 concerts would be way less after he got finished. He would have been in the hole money wise and he also would have been tied to AEG forever, along with Sony and thats one thing he did not want to be a part of anymore.










1796 days ago
118.

liz    

Well the vampire movie just broke the record for the largest one day domestic money ever made, over 72 million. What did "This is it" do its first day ?

1796 days ago
119.

mjseyes    

@TMZROCKS LAMAO ROCKS WHAT?

MICHAEL UNDERSTANDS YOUR PAIN YOUR HURTING YOUR MISSING HIM AWW
ALL THESE WORDS ARE OUT OF LOVE YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU SAY YOU LOVE HIM YOU WANT TO KISS HIM SO SWEET
MICHAEL SENDS YOU LOADS OF KISSES AND HUGS
HE L.O.V.E.S YOU M.O.S.T

1796 days ago
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They were in it for the money    

Tohmme was in business with John McClain with Sycamore and already knew Phillips. John McClain is co partner with Branca. Branca is involved with Sony as is McClain. Tohmme is also friends with Jermaine(never mind about him for now) Word of mouth went thru the lines in this group, bet me they did. Dileo is all of a sudden saying he never signed with AllGood but at the last minute comes aboard just before Michael dies? It's a clique of business men. Why was Tohmme with Dileo at lunch? See, Dileo did not take away Tohmme's job title because Tohmme didnt work for Sony , he installed himself into MJJ, inc. and thats where the problem started with Juliens. We go back and know Tohmme said he knows nothing about the music business, then why was he holding title of President of MJJ, inc.? Don't forget, through his dealings with Colony, they put up 15 million dolalrs for 02. and AEG puts up 15 million dollars for a Vegas home????? The troot is right in that small circle of businessmen. Somebody in here mentioned money laundering. I really think so. Yes. I think in some odd way Joe is on the right path, but he can't fight the big boys. We hear nothing of the 40 million lawsuit filed by Michael's brothers, but now they were all of a suddne a part of some of the backround music on TII? I don't think Michael would have cared for that. Studios can always add vocals long after the master has been recorded. It's some pretty deep stuff. Heavy like Janet says.















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