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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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31.

Pat    

They picked that date on purpose. So there.

1405 days ago
32.

jo    

So if his family makes money off him and his name, alive and in death (soon after and since let's remember) but it's DISTASTEFUL for Planet Hollywood to do it?? Not getting a cut huh, Randy?

1405 days ago
33.

Pat    

The awards should not be auctioned off.

1405 days ago
34.

Grump    

- Thx for that info. Mimi.

1405 days ago
35.

Why oh Why?    

I think Thome Thome sent those things out to the auctioners before Michael died, didn´t he? That´s how they got hold of them. Michael got very upset about it, but since he had agreed on Thome having full control of his finances, it wasn´t much he could do.



As much as I liked Michael, we all know he wasn´t always himself due to the drugs, and he probably made decisions he came to regret.

1405 days ago
36.

JBJACKSON    

F.A.O.ALL!! This should be stopped. Firstly the personal items now belong to his three kids and that it., WHO IS GOING TO GET THE MONEY FROM THE SALE ? AND WHY ARE THE ITEM IS THEIR HAND?



AEG LIVE AND SONY KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON FOR MONEY! BOYCOT THE BASTARDS NOW!! DONT BUY ANY MORE ALBUMS JUST DOWNLOAD THEM FOR FREE!!!

1405 days ago
37.

l    

Michael did not want this...real mj fans know that..and wont be involed in this greed.

1405 days ago
38.

Anne Kervran    

I'm surprised. I have seen some of these things in London at Arena 02 exhibition last December. I mean original things (not gloves of course). They were not to be sold and are supposed to be now in Japan ???

1405 days ago
39.

shamon    

Who do these things belong to? Who has the right to auction them?
Looks like stuff from Neverland. Do the new owners of Neverland own the items to be auctioned? Doesn't this stuff belong to the estate (MJ3)?



RIP MJ
missing you forever
XOXO

1405 days ago
40.

Siggisis    

Michael Jackson had this auction stopped earlier - so it does make Julien´s look very bad in my opinion. That they carry it through at all and also the date they have chosen...

1405 days ago
41.

jus-sayin    

so what...is Randy going to pay all Michaels bills?

1405 days ago
43.

layla    

I just went through the auction's online catalogue, and most of the stuff that is shown in this story isn't in the auction. It's mostly signed pictures, clothing, and tour stuff. Then, of course the items from what was going to be his residence in England. So this article is quite misleading.

1405 days ago
44.

tcidda    

please rid us of everything Michael Except the 3 KIDS

1405 days ago
45.

J.J. Smith    

My question:



TMZ and all tabloids



Distasteful or Good business?



My answer:



BOTH

1405 days ago
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