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Go Daddy Sued for $100 Mil for Aiding MJ Casino

8/3/2010 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A $100 million war has erupted over the unauthorized Michael Jackson online casino -- and now GoDaddy.com could be on the hook for allowing the casino owner to register the site with them.

GoDaddy Lawsuit - Michael Jackson Casino

The man behind the lawsuit is Howard Mann -- who claims he owns the copyright to the photos featured on MichaelJacksonCasino.com ... an online gambling site created by a person who's managed to conceal his or her identity.

But in a lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, Mann claims the mystery owner registered the site through GoDaddy.com -- so now, he's also suing both the mystery owner and Go Daddy for playing "host" to the "illegal website."

Mann tells us by suing Go Daddy, he hopes to "flush out the name of the person" who owns MichaelJacksonCasino.com.

In the meantime -- Mann tells us he wants more than $100 million in damages from both Go Daddy and the casino owner.

A rep for Go Daddy tells us, "While we have not seen the lawsuit, if we are named, Go Daddy plans to vigorously defend itself." The rep adds, "When customers are involved in a legal dispute, Go Daddy complies with court orders."


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31.

Idiot!    

Godaddy will be removed from this lawsuit very quickly; it's not their responsibility to make sure every URL registered through them is legal (their registration requires you to acknowledge that your actions (registration) are legal, so they're in the clear). All dufus boy had to do was get a court order to get the person's name & to shut down the website...

1478 days ago
32.

electriczipper    

What go daddy really needs to do is offer to pay for Danica Patrick to get a boob job.She needs bigger boobies I think.

1478 days ago
33.

bull$hit    

Owns a Ferrari and has a kid!! Does TMZ pay if you drop a dime????

1478 days ago
34.

Tara    

So Howard Mann is suing? The co-author of "Never Can Say Goodbye" the person who bought MJ's belonging out of a storage unit? So the MJ estate lawyer is not suing Howard Weitzman? I'm confused.

1478 days ago
35.

neicey    

all i have to say is r.i.p to michael jackson.These days good people are hard to fine and bad people are lurkin around and all they care about is MONEY!!

Posted at 12:46 AM on Aug 3, 2010 by meina

Just wanted to repost this

1478 days ago
36.

Butterfly    

Okay,then drop the mirror

1478 days ago
37.

Steve T. Brownlee    

How can they not know the owner is. That's one of the easiest things to fnd out!!! All you have to do is do a registrar look-up.... yeah, kinda like I did!!! Duh!!! Here ya go, this one's on me!

Registrant:
Corp. Hostarica
P O BOX 025331
Miami, Florida 33102
United States

Domain Name: MICHAELJACKSONCASINO.COM
Created on: 19-May-05
Expires on: 19-May-11
Last Updated on: 05-May-10

Administrative Contact:
Director, IT
Corp. Hostarica
P O BOX 025331
Miami, Florida 33102
United States
(888) 451-0125 Fax --

Technical Contact:
Director, IT
Corp. Hostarica
P O BOX 025331
Miami, Florida 33102
United States
(888) 451-0125 Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:
NX0.DNSCRSERVICES.INFO
NX1.DNSCRSERVICES.INFO

1478 days ago
38.

CloBird    

I think both Go Daddy and Howard Mann are in the wrong;neither has the right to use Michael Jackson's image.

1478 days ago
39.

HumanNature    

Steve T. Brownlee

GREAT DETECTIVE WORK!!!

1478 days ago
40.

jessup    

The Michael Jackson online casino is a thriller TMZ!

1478 days ago
41.

K    

It appears to be gone.

1478 days ago
42.

Margarida Maria    

Everything is a nonsense this, foolishness, madness, to associate the name of Michael Jackson, the games of chance,
is much lack of respect, a GARBAGE ! This is horrible, hideous.
My God !!!!!

1478 days ago
43.

nita    

LUV YOU MJ!

1477 days ago
44.

xyi    

Пиздец чучело.

1476 days ago
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