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Michael Jackson -- To Pay or Not to Pay

9/23/2010 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson Estate made some interesting calls when it came to creditors -- who got paid, who didn't, and who's still waiting.

Michael Jackson Estate
The estate made a bunch of decisions on creditors' claims, but four stand out.

-- Dr. Arnold Klein submitted two claims for medical services in the months before Michael Jackson died -- totaling $58,522.89.  Pretty ironic, since some people in the Jackson world believe Klein contributed to MJ's death.  The estate has taken no action so far -- neither rejecting nor paying the dough.

-- Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who did a remarkable job in Jackson's 2005 molestation trial.  Mesereau submitted a claim for $341,452.05.  The estate paid the lawyer in full.

-- Kai Chase, the cook who was at Jackson's home the morning he died and the woman who interacted with Dr. Conrad Murray that day, submitted a claim for $8,000.  The executors compromised with Chase and settled the claim by making partial payment.  This one is interesting because some of MJ's family got pissed off when she made the rounds on TV following his death.

-- Raymone Bain, MJ's longtime publicist and friend who had a mega falling-out with Jackson, had filed two claims totaling $404,000.  The estate rejected the claim and Bain sued. The court tossed her case out.

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Brigha from UK    

Wow - first!

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Brigha from UK    

And second!!

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Brigha from UK    

And third!!!

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sue    

well its a fact as i have said before the one who truly cared about mj in his time of need mr. messereau, deserved the swift action of his pay and i am sure they didnt mind paying it to him since he was the only one that cared for michael!!!! mess was there for mj and respected him for the man he was. sue from tampa

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Jenny    

FIRST OF ALL ARNIE KLEIN SHOULD JUST SHUT UP AND GET ON WITH HIS STUPID SO CALLED LIFE, HE GAVE MJ DRUGS WHICH HE SHOULD HAD STOP A LONG TIME AGO. HE SHOULD BE IN THE SAME BOAT AS MURRY.

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Y do he got    

JANET!!! time to breakout that nipple RING again timber!!!LAKE?

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JLS    

I hope they decline to pay Arnie Klein a penny. He's certainly not a friend of MJ. Did he contribute to his deatah? YES! Did he try to claim MJ had some sort of gay affair with someone in his office to get into the media? YES! He's a real slime ball. Always has been. And NO, he's not the father of MJ's kids either. He is a treating physician, albeit and drug pusher and a man who tried desperately to ingratiate himself with Michael. A bottom feeder.

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Brigha from UK    

And fourth? Oh bugger, I thought I was on a roll!

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Raw Shoshanna    

Then there was the one to the Pleasure Chest for $34,000.00 in nipple clamps, vibrators, ball gags, booty plugs, poppers & child restraints. No word on that one.

1489 days ago
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Jenny    

HE'S NOT GOING TO GET A DIME,THAT ARNIE KLIEN,ONLY DOING TIME.

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natasha    

Arnie Klein is a snake

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Grump    

Tom M., deserved every penny.. the others can go to the end of line, they are just hanger-ons who want to still make money off of MJ.

Kai Chase made more than 8 grand i'm sure from all her interviews.

bARNIE Klein, well ... we all know, he's ONE greedy fat pig!

Ramone Baine, who knows and who really cares...

1489 days ago
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Brigha from UK    

Klein should not be paid. How dare he submit a bill in the first place! This man should be in jail.

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Siggisiss    

And third!!!

Posted at 12:10 PM on Sep 23, 2010 by Brigha from UK

LOL, you are very thorough.
Glad Mesereau got paid swiftly. Anything else would have been wrong.
It is true that what Kai Chase did following Michael´s passing was in extremely poor taste. Showing what she served Michael and the kids just a few weeks after the fact. Talking about her upcoming cook book. I didn´t like her at all! But I guess she should be paid for her work - and did get her money.
If the judge threw out Raymone´s claim, it must mean that she was trying to milk the situation.
Arnie Demerol Parnie..... UGH - don´t even want to think about that shiny, oily man!

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Y do he got    

JESUS AN~T WHITE u KNOW? and neither is MJ get use to IT^^^^!t.

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