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Katherine Jackson's Partner -- My Bad!

11/8/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Howard Mann, Katherine Jackson's business partner in JacksonSecretVault.com, screwed up royally and he knows it -- and now he's reaching out to all Michael Jackson fans to say he's sorry.

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Mann published a Jackson song on his website that was touted as an "unreleased MJ track" that came with the blessing of Katherine. As we previously reported ... it was neither of those things.

Mann knows that now, and in a letter to TMZ, apologizes for his "act of stupidity and random ignorance." Mann says he had no idea the track he thought was called "Opis None" was really just a version of an old track called "Destiny."

Near the end, Mann writes, "Our goal at JacksonSecretVault.com is to pay tribute to the legendary artist and artistic visionary that was and is Michael Jackson. The fans are entitled to a higher level of integrity then I demonstrated this past weekend and for that I am sorry."

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Mina    

He is a DISGRACE! MJ fought this man in court when he was alive.

I wonder if Katherine is aware that Michael sucessfully fought to have shut down Howard Mann/Henry Vaccaro and their concept of "MJ Secret Vault" in court back in 2003-2004 and again in 2006-2007!! Is this not a sign of what MJ thought of them, then I dont know. Im also gonna quote a person who have had a MJ fan site for years and provided the fancommunity with information regarding these kind off stuff. See below.

"The "300 unreleased tracks" that Henry Vaccaro / Howard Mann have been bragging about for years, and of which Henry Vaccaro tried to illegally sell under the table against court orders several years ago, are almost entirely nothing more than audio tapes from the Jacksons Variety Show recordings, not new or unreleased songs of any significant value. This is not the first time he's 'remixed' a known song and tried to cast it off as a new song, and in the process ruined it entirely. I haven't listened to the latest, but a few years back he demoed a few songs he claimed were unreleased in attempts of finding a buyer--they were really just excerpts from the Jackson Variety Show and a botched remix of another released song."

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2.

JLS    

Katherine needs to distance herself from this man at once. This man has had a rich history of having a stark lack of integrity with regard to MJ and his work. I am afraid he's taking advantage of an elderly woman.

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The Netherlands    

Screw him! He's a f#cking *******!

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4.

takemetoneverland    

HEY TMZ LET HIM KNOW WE DON'T FORGIVE HIM AND THE BOYCOTT ON HIS WEBSITE AND PRODUCTS CONTINUES.

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5.

Doug    

What an *******

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6.

here-we-go-again    

Epic fail.

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really?    

A lot will be unraveled this week. You watch.

1447 days ago
9.

Jens    

I can't read the open letter.
When I click on the link it says "File not found"
What's up TMZ?

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10.

mj fan forever    

Tried and failed. It serves right to both!!

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11.

MaryRM    

Mann’s apology is meaningless, he is doing damage control. He will never get a penny out of me.

The tracks he bought in that storage locker are throw-aways that Mr. Joseph had possessionof and for some reason kept in a storage locker. I bet Mann thought he had bought a treasure chest filled with gold, but he appears to have bought Michael’s garbage can.

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12.

Scarlett    

404 FILE NOT FOUND! Where's the letter??? What the heck is going on here with this so-called new song? I already had a strange feeling when I read the title song OPIS NONE which was mis-spelled too because it is OPUS NONE and that means "No piece of work" - makes sense, doesn't it?

1447 days ago
13.

BNS    

Higher level of integrity?

What about a higher level of intelligence?

1447 days ago
14.

Roseilicious     

Fail.

But...

Well, now?

Does this mean then that with *this* statement of apology, there will next be a release of a statement of apology by Mann & Oprah, for *duping* KJ into exploiting PPB?

What? .... No? .... Well, why ever, not?

1447 days ago
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Roseilicious     

Mann's statement of apology = Harvey's (I'm A Lawyer!) industrial set of pliers to extract Harvey's teeth from his azz after "TMZ Snookered!"

+1 for Harvey. Bet he's sleeping in late today...

You all know that Harvey worked HARD to get "Breaking News" on here asap for their own TMZ "Oh, Snap!!" damage control of feeding the whole mess to the public to begin with... right?

Too funny. lol

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