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Michael Jackson's Dad

Smells Bad in MJ Perfume War

6/9/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A company that owns the rights to license all things Michael Jackson is going after MJ's dad, Joe -- indirectly -- claiming he's involved in a business deal that shamelessly exploits his dead son.

TMZ broke the story ... Joe Jackson was pushing the new "Jackson" scent line at the Cannes Film Festival last month on behalf of a company called Julian Rouas Paris. But according to a new lawsuit, J.R.P. never obtained permission to use Michael's name and image in connection with the product.

Now, Bravado International is asking a federal court in Los Angeles to force Julian Rouas Paris to immediately strip anything MJ-related from their smelly product line ASAP.

Bravado is also seeking $750 for each time MJ's name and likeness were used on a product PLUS three times the amount of profits they've made on the scents PLUS more than $150k in damages.

A rep for Bravado tells TMZ, "Michael Jackson's talent made his name one of the most valuable in the history of entertainment, and no person acting on behalf of the estate gave Mr. Rouas oral or written consent to exploit it."

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31.

gayforliztaylor    

joe joseph...who was stupid enough to allow retard michael jackson to blast loud disney music all day then care for neverland employees, protect jungle animals in the zoo, pay everyone, and nurse all the weird, abused delusional kids and his own kids? weren't jailbird pari******on, slut kim kardashian and marijuana abuser macaulay culkin among the non-dark skinned children that jackson admired? are we supposed to deduce that the insane and stupid adults and kids waited until he was defrauded by plastic surgeons and medical thieves, then do what mj wanted for sympathy--- ridicule mj and drug him?? his drug abuse and greed for special treatment were no lies. lol it's not like mj wanted to protect the kids, save money and resemble a normal human with his old, normal african face.
mj let joe and katherine brainwash his kids. like joe, like mj.
a mentally crippled michael knew "euthanasia by lethal injection by dr. kevorkian" was illegal killing. he knew his nurse and doctor friend were correct when they told him to never inject the deadly propofol. mj was a coward who feared going to jail this time. don't be fooled by his fake voice and face.

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We were not allowed to see much of his skin so we don’t know how far he took the skin bleaching. As years went by, Michael took pains to keep us from seeing all of him, wearing long sleeves and pants, covering up almost every part of himself in the end, wearing masks, scarves, sunglasses, wigs, and hats, so that we couldn’t know how much plastic surgery and dermatology he had – or how dependent he had become on needle drugs and how badly his body looked beneath the flashy uniforms and spangled gloves."

While Michael Jackson changed his face, skin, and hair many times, his fixation on his nose was the most obvious – and the most disturbing. He kept having operations on it – operations that made it look worse. We watched in horror as it became smaller and more pinched, at times looking like it wasn’t even real anymore, just made of Silly Putty. He began to be followed by an umbrella man, whose sole job was to keep the sun off Michael’s face. Was Michael’s nose now so delicate as to melt off in the sun? Did he wear face masks to keep away the germs or to prevent us from seeing what late mutilation he’d subjected his poor nose to?

As the photos that follow will show, Michael Jackson was never satisfied with his nose, having more and more plastic surgery until the nose was whittled down to nothingness. Was it a greedy plastic surgeon who kept pushing Michael for yet one more nose surgery or was it Michael’s body dysmorphia that demanded more, more? After 20 years of surgeries, did Michael still look in the mirror and see a big nose? Was he suffering from a condition akin to anorexia like the 80 pound stick figure girl who looks in the mirror at her figure and still sees herself as a fat pig?

In an odd twist, Michael died with almost no nose left - Joe Jackson couldn’t call him “Big Nose” any longer

1043 days ago
33.

Eleonora49    

Fight,Fight, fight. Michael was a nice guy, I dont tink that he would liked it if people was hurting his Family.And excuse me, are you all allowed to tell his children to hang out and play with ??Why are you saying the will smith children are spoiled? You and I dont even know them, who made us God??Times are sooo nightmareish, we should all come together and show love and respect for MJ's Family !!Reebie is a sweet heart but so are all of them, they do not have it easy at all I am sure.

1043 days ago
34.

TheHOLETruth    

...all this time we were poking fun of Michael, imagine how effed-up you'd be if Joe Jackson was your father.

But I understand that his perfume is great as a inspect repellent. It has also been recognized as a cure for all sexually transmitted diseases. Apparently, when you wear it, a fog engulfs you, that emits a stench that will stave off any chances of your ever getting laid, or for that matter touched. I thought that was really innovative.

1043 days ago
35.

ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

damn joe jackson is the snake of all fathers.......will use his kids even in death....pathetic old azz wannabe pimp!

1043 days ago
36.

ELA    

JACKSON IS JOE'S NAME! He gave it to his SON Michael. There is no picture of MJ on the bottle, his name or anything trademarked by MJ.

Every Jackson has piggy backed on MJ's style. Michael never objected to any of his family doing what they needed to do to make their money. He just did not want to be personally dragged in.

Hey Everyone is wearing military jackets since MJ died. It's all the rage.. The estate should go after all of those designers too.... They need to leave Joe alone...Michael would not approve.

1043 days ago
37.

ELA    

JACKSON IS JOE'S NAME! He gave it to his SON Michael. There is no picture of MJ on the bottle, his name or anything trademarked by MJ.

Every Jackson has piggy backed on MJ's style. Michael never objected to any of his family doing what they needed to do to make their money. He just did not want to be personally dragged in.

Hey Everyone is wearing military jackets since MJ died. It's all the rage.. The estate should go after all of those designers too.... They need to leave Joe alone...Michael would not approve.

1043 days ago
38.

Sara    

Yeah LaToya is not normal. Joe Jackson is MJ's father I think he should be allowed to use the name I mean come on its his son. Joe should have asked permission first just so he wouldn't get in trouble but still. I find it funny the estate hasn't done anything about it until now. Joe has been talking about it for over a year now. But they just started selling it, so the Estate is like Oh yeah we can ask for all the profit money now to haha.

1043 days ago
39.

DICK_HURTZ    

This guy is a pathetic, worthless and SHAMELESS

SKUMMMMM BAG!!!!

1043 days ago
40.

Susan62509    

There's more to the story:

Joe Jackson signs Perfume deal with Julian Rouas Paris Inc December 2, 2010

On Decemeber 2nd 2010, at 11.30 am at Encino , Joe Jackson and Frank Julian Rouas owner and founder of Julian Rouas Paris Inc , signed the contract for seven years to release the very first perfume that the Jackson Family have ever come out with.

The Fragrance will be in the stores in a few months since right now the new scent of neverland , as its called it being done in Paris , this is the Man perfume. Also there is Female fragrance call “The Jackson Legend” which is also being manufactered in France.

Again , this will be a Smash Hit , as the bottle will have printed Michael Jackson features and will be the first ever in the Jackson familys life . Julian Rouas mentioned his excitement on this thrilling proyect , – I am happy and I will put the best of me to create an unbelievable scent that everybody will fall in love with.

“Jackson’s Tribute,” for men and “Jackson’s Legend,” for women, both eau de parfums, will be formally launched on March 7th in the United States.

“With Joe Jackson, we are 50-50 partners in world sales, television rights and advertising receipts,” said chief executive Franck Rouas, adding that a part of the proceeds will go to charities favoured by Michael Jackson.

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Before the International Press in Cannes, France Mr. Joseph Jackson used the opportunity to clear up the vilification on the Net of which Julian has been the target of by making it clear, that he continues to endorse the product but was not involved in its creation or production. He re-confirmed having signed and endorsed Mr. Rouas product, but having absolutely nothing to do with prior developments. He will continue to support and promote Mr. Rouas Perfume product lines. Mr. Franck Rouas, former tennis stars, used the occasion to elaborate on the different brands coming out as well the marketing strategy going forward.

1043 days ago
41.

Susan62509    

And even more:

Joe Jackson Signs Endorsement Agreement with UD Group International March 11, 2011

Joe Jackson today signed a marketing agreement with Manuela Koschker and Don Stardy of UD Group International for the Global Production of Joe Jackson: Champagne, Ice Cream, Jellys, Lollys, Cosmetique, Jewelry and Fashion (Children and Adult Clothing).

Mr. Jackson was very impressed with the extremely high quality and attention to detail that the UD Group employed in producing unique and elegant designs of the various products.

UD Group International confirmed production was already underway and would be hitting stores near you later this same year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woqxs_ZYUl8

MJ initials used on everything.

1043 days ago
42.

Nhia T    

First of all,
Joe Jackson DID NOT give permission for Julian Rouas to use MJ's name or anything. I was there. He tried to scam Mr. J....Look up "Julian Rouas scam artist" or put Julian Rouas THief" and see what pops up. He is wanted in miami but I also hear that he is wanted in italy by some mob. Mr. J got scammed he he does regret working with this guy. He is also launching other things as well without MJ's name and so forth. He does have a plan to bring back the MJ legacy....which he says " I will bring back Michaels legacy and his spirit will be stronger amongst us than ever"

1043 days ago
43.

Susan62509    

Nhia T:
Joe Jackson does not have any legal authority to authorize use of MJ's name, only MJ's Estate can do that. That is the law in the U.S.A. Also, if Joe got scammed why was he in Cannes last month with Deiter Wietzner continuing to promote the perfume? If Joe is 50-50 partners with Frank Rouas, Joe best terminate his contract with Frank or Joe will be named in the lawsuit with Frank.

Joe has zero legal rights in bringing back anything Michael Jackson by using MJ's name, photo's, trademarks (logos), music or websites. All those are things MJ created during HIS career so they legally belong/owned by MJ who now is represented by his own Estate. Michael left Joe out of his Family Trust for a reason.

Joe can promote a legacy for Jackson 5, Katherine or himself, but he cannot legally use anything that Michael created and owned.

1043 days ago
45.

marlene    

there are some things you should not voice your opinion.e.g joe and michael are blood relatives and if he choose to do whatever he likes with michael belongings that is his son for God sake.leave this family and michael alone let his soul rest in peace if his dad is being an oppertunist so what mj is not here anymore and i am happy that there is still wonderful things going on with his name.let God deal with any ugly thing being done in mj's name.may God grant my darling michael eternal rest.love to all of you jacksons including joe

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