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MJ Auction -- Distasteful or Good Business?

6/11/2010 4:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Randy Jackson has been fighting like crazy to stop a flood of Michael Jackson memorabilia from hitting the auction block on the anniversary of MJ's death -- but the auction house is going full steam ahead.

MJ Auction
Randy has been on Twitter attack, calling the auction at  Planet Hollywood in Vegas "distasteful."

Darren Julien from Julien's Auctions claims it's pure coincidence the auction falls on June 25  -- "We have the same summer auction [of pop star memorabilia] at the same time every year."

Julien says the auction date can't be moved.  So there.


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This auction is a prime example of PURE GREED. Give those kids back their father's belongings Julien's! Maybe Branca should have made a deal with Julien's, since the rightful owner of the property is Michael Jackson. SIDE NOTE: That mannequin that is pictures to the right above, Julien's could have kept.

1597 days ago


Why is the sparkly glove giving the shocker...

1597 days ago


I don't see anything wrong with this. It's an auction and MANY MJ fans will want to see the memorabilia and many will want to buy something. It should go ahead. I don't see anything distasteful with this or the date. I see it all as a sign of respect and honour to Michael.

1596 days ago


Pleaaaase TMZ can you tell us how come juliens owns michael's belongings??? these are michael's belongings of a lifetime, he owns them...did juliens bought the stuff from michael before he died?? i mean how can somebody go auction someone elses belongings in bright daylight and not anyone's but michael jackson's. plus before he died he reached an agreement for the stuff to be returned to him...WHAT IS GOING ON? PLEAAASE TELL US SOMETHING

1596 days ago


Those trashy memorabilia belongs to da dumping site.. Joe Jackson should step in coz every cent dat Wacko Jacko made belongs to him.

1596 days ago


Michael did not want this...real MJ fans know that and wont be involved in this greed.

1596 days ago


Michael i'd rather have you here with us.we the true fans love and miss you very much.i want to see your beautiful and hugs ya angel.

1596 days ago


What a collection of scary stuff, I wonder what it tells us about it's deceased owner! I note that his boy loving books and porn aren't for sale or the contents of his jesus juice cellar!

1596 days ago


Randy needs to stop complaining & ask his family members why they have submitted items to the auction??
The divide in the Jackson family is plain for all to see, Randy needs to go be with his family & stop making false promises to fans & exploiting Michael & the fans is not the way to go Randy!!

Don't trust Randy......Michael didn't!!! When he tried rip fans off with a website which Michael shut down, watch this space peeps!!!

1596 days ago

Elisha Haas    

I think it is distasteful for them to do it on the anniversary of his death, it's wrong. They know they planned it that way. As far as the items go, I mean I think their are some things that I think they should just give to his kids, like the chest set. I think that might be the one he played on with Prince that I think would be of sentimental value for them. Other than that, people just need to have respect. That is his brother and he has more than all the right in the world to ask for respect on the behalf of his brother.

1596 days ago

Ana Belén    

No es justo lo subastais todo a si no tenemos recuerdos de michael.

1596 days ago


This article is false.

Julien's has permission to sell these items and they are not the same ones that Michael had stopped before. These items being auctioned this month were all gifts that Michael gave permission prior to June 2009 and now the estate gives permission. It is all legal ....Randy needs to stop causing confusion.

Here is the interview which explains all of this.

1596 days ago


Thanks Tanya. I actually listened to the ustream yesterday. So if I am not mistaken, the photos of the items above are not representative of what is actually being auctioned on June 25.

1596 days ago


I think there is some confusion about these auctions. There are 2 different auctions.
The first one was organised by MJ. But this Tohme guy (something fishy about him) took over and didn't let Michael decide what should be auctioned off or not. Julien's did what Thome asked them and that is put all items on sale.
How were they supposed to know that Thome wasn't being honest with Michael or with them?
When Michael found out, he contacted Julien's and the items were returned. Those items are now travelling the world with the Official MJ exhibition. I've been there, it's all approved by the Estate.

The second auction, which will happen on June 25-27, are things that fans, family and friends are selling through Julien's. Julien's is a well respected auction house. They can't sell 'stolen' items, that is way too risky for them. You can bet for every item they are auctioning off, they have a contract with the seller that gives them the right to auction it.

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