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MJ Creditors Claims

Tens of Millions of $$$

1/3/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's estate may be making serious money, but they are also dealing with claims upwards of $20 million, sources tell TMZ.

We're told the best guess is that when the door finally shuts on people who claim Michael Jackson owed them money, the grand total will exceed $20 mil. That includes a $5 million claim from a memorabilia collector, a $1 million claim from someone who wants a cut of the "Thriller" music video, a $2.3 million claim from Dr. Tohme Tohme and a $1.5 million claim from a law firm (there are a number of other law firms that want a piece of the estate).

That does not mean -- by any stretch -- the estate will pay all the claims. We're told some of them are patently bogus and lawyers for the estate will not pay, unless a judge orders them to ante up.

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Missy    

Harvey has said that creditors have up to 120days to file a claim well that time should have been around Dec.15! Why the hell is tohme filing a claim? Didn't MJ fire him?

1670 days ago
17.

so wrong    

BFD, not even close to that, read the online case summary, and nothing had been paid. MJ's interest on his estate could pay that off in a week. Crackin' up.

Nice try TMZ. what, were your hits down on your other stories....of course they were. MJ is the only thing that brings any interest to your trash can website.

Once this is resolved, ain't never coming back to this site again. Can't stand you people. Hear that LEVIN! Liar!

1670 days ago
18.

OhWell    

Come on TMZ We Have Had Enough Wacko Jacko News.
The Little Freak Is Dead Time To Move On
How About More On Tiger, Lets Forget About The Little Freak

1670 days ago
19.

The Truth    

There's definitely a crazy MJ fangurl on here calling everyone and TMZ names. I suspect it's just one crazy.

Regarding MJ's estate, before the pedophile kicked the bucket he was up to his eyeballs in debt. An Arab guy had to put him up for a while, remember that?

I'm still wondering (this is to TMZ) what is going on with Sony and the MJ estate, since MJ had to cut a deal with them.

TMZ can you investigate that?

1670 days ago
20.

OhWell    

You Wacko Fans Are More Wacko Than Wacko Himself
Get A Life

1670 days ago
21.

ThePrevailingTruth    

How come there is no story about how Dr. Murray is due back in court on 1/4? At the end of part 2 of the crazy court hearing from 11/16, the judge ordered Murray back in court. Why aren't we hearing about this? Will TMZ be covering that?
I wonder if that one will have fake money and zoomed in shots of garbage cans as well.....LOL

1670 days ago
22.

Cali MJ Fan    

This really isn't surprising considering the long line of people dashing to the court to file. The one listed above that DOES surprise me though is Tohme Tohme. That a$$hole has the b@!!$ to file a claim? Grrrrr.

TMZ -
1. J4 were on Larry King Live about a month ago. Mentioned something about "plans" for Neverland. Are they going through with turning the land around MJ's Neverland into some type of business 'park' or residential area?

2. What is Tohme's role with Colony Capital? What is Tohme's claim to 2.3 mil?

THANKS!

1670 days ago
23.

Romi    

"Anything Anything, Anything for money, will lie for you will die for you, even sell my soul to to the DEV!L!!!" Everyone is materialistic. That is why 2012 is coming. To end this greediness.


MICHAEL, You will be missed and LOVED FOR EVER TO COME!!! I L.O.V.E. You Most *Apple head*

1670 days ago
24.

JodyNZ    

Awesome TMZ you guys are using much much better pictures of MJ these days, fantastic. Keep doing a great job.

Michael Jackson forever, miss you forever..

1670 days ago
25.

The Truth    

Ok TMZ has just rephrased it from "the grand total will be" to this "We're told the best guess is that when the door finally shuts on people who claim Michael Jackson owed them money, the grand total will exceed $20 mil."

And like people have posted about I expect the amount to rise. I think people are just now getting their bearings about his death. Yes I thought he was a pedo, a weirdo, etc, but I also respected him as a singer/musician who was talented, and I believe he did not molest his children...other children, most likely he did.

Anyways, my take is that I suspect there is more to come with claimants on the estate. And like was said before, TMZ please investigate that MJ/Sony thing, what is going on with MJ's estate owning the entire Beatles back catalogue? Is that still relavent with his death?

Thanks again TMZ, please keep up the good work.

1670 days ago
26.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

TOHME R TOHME=T.R.W.=James and SIG his buddies

1670 days ago
27.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Chico I must go the party on the beach is getting wet and wild.No HARLEY GIRLS HERE but USA WOMEN ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD.switch off lol your pm

1670 days ago
28.

Chico    

PM

When is your vacation over? I need help.

1670 days ago
29.

King of TMZ    

24. You Wacko Fans Are More Wacko Than Wacko Himself
Get A Life

Posted at 1:16AM on Jan 3rd 2010 by OhWell

Shut up you troll!
lol
you like calling people names!
how about a no-life attention whoring troll.
Grow up you king of idiots.

1670 days ago
30.

Peri    

MJ WAS and IS the KING!

1670 days ago
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