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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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76.

Barb.A.    

Just because two people give birth to a child, does not mean that those parents are entitled to anything that, that child has in his/her adult life. It also doesn't entitle them to anything just because they guided that child down the right roads in life. As a parent it is expected of you to guide your child in the right direction. One could argue the legality of this in court but I don't think it would get them anywhere, especially if there is a will in place.

Is it morally right or wrong? who knows, guess it would depend on which culture you where raised in. The point is MJ had a will, rather or not you believe the will is fact or fiction, the fact remains there is a will in place. All wills should be honored no matter what, if they are not, then there would be no use of anyone having a will.

I watched a video a few days back that showed Titto's & Jermaine's home, they were beautiful. I don't think that family is as destitute as some may believe. Don't forget they all still get royalties/commissions from their music, older & newer music. I just heard a Jackson5 song on the radio yesterday. Truthfully it is not, nor was it ever MJ's responsibility to financially care for his family other than his kids.

And I'm going to say this knowing I will be ripped to shreds but I don't think MJ was as close to his family as you may think with the exception of his mom. Remember when Latoya said those awful things about MJ? she had not seen or talked to him for two years so how would she know anything about him in that time. I also watched a video where MJ said he only went home when the family celebrated his mom & dads wedding anniversary. I'm not saying that he disliked his family but I do believe he did not tell them everything about him & had limited exposure to them.

I also believe that the only reason everyone is saying he was ill and a druggy is because that's the first words that came out of Oxmans mouth after MJ died. MJ has been out of the public eye for years so there is no way anyone out side of MJ's close circle that would know that for sure, and I do not believe for one second that Oxman was privy to such information.
MJ was 136 lbs when he died and that is not majorly skinny for him.

But really all this stuff is not any of our business. What we should be dealing with is the fact that MJ is dead and trying to make sure that Murry never gets the chance to do the things he did or the lack of things he did, to another human being. MJ has paid his price with his life for letting Murry do that. Now Murry must not be allowed to do this to anyone else.

1041 days ago
77.

Janar    

HATES SO CALLED CELEBS 1 day ago

AIG are CRIMINALS, My Opinion!

Stop picking on Joe!

Michael Jackson would be a living BAG BOY at Ralph's Grocery Store if it weren't for his Dad!

MJ and the estate should show Joe and the Mom a LOT more R_E_S_P_E_C_T!
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This is so true. Because if Joe and Katherine had of been true non-caring parents that did'nt invest in their children, I doubt that Michael and his siblings would have made it to stardom on their own. And who knows if Michael Jackson would have been the superstar that he is now. Plus, when Michael got grown, he could have at anytime quit the business if he chose to.

1041 days ago
78.

Janar    

Barb.A. 46 minutes ago

Just because two people give birth to a child, does not mean that those parents are entitled to anything that, that child has in his/her adult life. It also doesn't entitle them to anything just because they guided that child down the right roads in life. As a parent it is expected of you to guide your child in the right direction.
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Are you kidding me? Without them, there would be no him, in child, adult, or any other life. They are definitely entitled to respect, gratefullness, and acknowledgement.

PLEASE! The ones that don't HAVE to be entitled are those white kids, that had nothing to do with where he got in life or the fortune that he made in life. In real life words, they are the leaches and the hanger-ons of something that they had nothing to do with.

PLEASE! Without Joe and Katherine Jackson putting Michael Jackson on the right path, those white kids would have never even made it into his life period! They are a rag-tag tale of Johnny-Come Latelys on a fortune that was built on the Jackson 5/Jacksons platform. So don't ever get that TWISTED!

In Black families, "Blood is thicker than water" always. So, don't ever make the mistake of forgetting that!

And yes, you are being ripped to SHREDS! Now and forever when you talk like that!

1041 days ago
79.

gayforliztaylor    

mj liked risking his health to meet his fantasy expectations, then he enjoyed masochistic excitement in his self-pitying media circus as a deviant who lived in a 'sex behavior-hiding, religious brainwashing, african image-hating house'. when he was correctly punished through an exposure to real perverted liars in court testimonies, he disgustingly tried to dismiss the deviant kids as 'innocent, unsexual, naive godlike victims of adults'...

1041 days ago
80.

Janar    

@Barb.A. 14 hours ago

Truthfully it is not, nor was it ever MJ's responsibility to financially care for his family other than his kids.
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TRUTHFULLY, it is and was his responsibility to care for his family financially and/or whatever. And he himself felt that way. Again, in Black families, "Blood is thicker than water". As it showed at the end of his life. At the end, it was his own blood family that came together and laid their loved one to rest. They were there for him ultimately, like he was there for them ultimately. Now as for his father, I'm not really including him. Because, Michael in the past, had given his father money on several occasions, and then decided to cease doing that, but instead, made Joe have to go through Katherine to get any money. Which I don't blame Michael for. Especially since Joe took it upon himself to go out and conceive a child (JoVonnie) out of wedlock which caused hurt and disgrace for his mother. And I also don't blame Michael for not including his father in his Will. So that Joe could not exploit his money and to maybe give some to his fortune to Joe's illegitimate child, who also should not be entitled to it.

1041 days ago
81.

gayforliztaylor    

his son dressed like peter pan. mj loved whiteys.
then, light-skinned hispanics and whiteys exposed his charmless ugly self mutilating self in court cases.
diana ross stayed away from the pointy-nosed worshipper of pedophile elvis, r. kelly and idiots liz taylor + princess diana (she was pregnant but threw herself down the stairs for charles' attention).

teehee dr. conrad kevorkian likes uglified, pseudo-caucasian rich retarded transvestites....

1041 days ago
82.

gayforliztaylor    

mj kept looking horrendously ill and ugly after he demanded restylane face injections and surgeries. plus, his weight changes from 105, to 145 to 125 and under 130 pounds at the death time made it impossible to know his mental state... the fluids injected from ivs made him look heavier.

1041 days ago
83.

Pegasus    

Great post Barb! I agree, that all of us should be concentrating on Murray and the upcoming trial.

1041 days ago
84.

Barb.A.    

Janar,
Are you kidding me? Without them, there would be no him, in child, adult, or any other life. They are definitely entitled to respect, gratefullness, and acknowledgement.

PLEASE! The ones that don't HAVE to be entitled are those white kids, that had nothing to do with where he got in life or the fortune that he made in life. In real life words, they are the leaches and the hanger-ons of something that they had nothing to do with.

PLEASE! Without Joe and Katherine Jackson putting Michael Jackson on the right path, those white kids would have never even made it into his life period! They are a rag-tag tale of Johnny-Come Latelys on a fortune that was built on the Jackson 5/Jacksons platform. So don't ever get that TWISTED!

In Black families, "Blood is thicker than water" always. So, don't ever make the mistake of forgetting that!

And yes, you are being ripped to SHREDS! Now and forever when you talk like that!
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I disagree, they may have put MJ on the right path but there is nothing that says they are entitled to his wealth unless MJ stated it in his will. Grown children are not financially responsible for their parents unless they choose to be, and it doesn't matter what color their skin is or how thick their blood is. Show me where it is written in any court of law that grown children are financially responsible for their parents.

Do they deserve respect for raising him, yes they do, but that still doesn't give them a right to his wealth unless he wanted it that way. And to say that without them, there would be no MJ is just an opinion because you nor anyone can be 100 percent of that statement. It is possible that he would have gotten there himself.

Those white kids as you put it are entitled because MJ wanted it that way. It doesn't matter if they are his bio kids or not. MJ accepted & loved them as his kids.

I don't know how you can call the kids leaches. When MJ himself wanted them taken care of just like he did with his mom. Kate & the kids are not leaching anything. MJ willed what he wanted done and that group is being cared for.

1041 days ago
85.

Janar    

kathy 40 12 hours ago

I remember Joe saying about Michael that "the light was gone from his eyes". I loved MJ but, in hindsight, I believe that Michael would have been better off sticking with his own family instead of trusting other people so much. It backfired big time! Most of those people betrayed him, stabbed him in the back. And Blood is still THICKER than water
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Come to think of it, I noticed the same thing in the This Is It rehearsal film, that the light in his eyes was gone. Michael did'nt exibit any thrill or excitment during the rehearsals. The back-up dancers and singers, and everyone else that was a involved in that production seemed to be more thrilled and excited than him.

1041 days ago
86.

Barb.A.    

Janar,
TRUTHFULLY, it is and was his responsibility to care for his family financially and/or whatever.
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Now who is kidding, Please... Show me where it says that adult kids are financially responsible for their parents. You can't because there isn't any. This falls under my sentence...
"Is it morally right or wrong? who knows, guess it would depend on which culture you where raised in."

1041 days ago
87.

Janar    

Barb.A. 7 minutes ago
Janar,
Are you kidding me? Without them, there would be no him, in child, adult, or any other life. They are definitely entitled to respect, gratefullness, and acknowledgement.

PLEASE! The ones that don't HAVE to be entitled are those white kids, that had nothing to do with where he got in life or the fortune that he made in life. In real life words, they are the leaches and the hanger-ons of something that they had nothing to do with.

PLEASE! Without Joe and Katherine Jackson putting Michael Jackson on the right path, those white kids would have never even made it into his life period! They are a rag-tag tale of Johnny-Come Latelys on a fortune that was built on the Jackson 5/Jacksons platform. So don't ever get that TWISTED!

In Black families, "Blood is thicker than water" always. So, don't ever make the mistake of forgetting that!

And yes, you are being ripped to SHREDS! Now and forever when you talk like that!
=====================

I disagree, they may have put MJ on the right path but there is nothing that says they are entitled to his wealth unless MJ stated it in his will. Grown children are not financially responsible for their parents unless they choose to be, and it doesn't matter what color their skin is or how thick their blood is. Show me where it is written in any court of law that grown children are financially responsible for their parents.

Do they deserve respect for raising him, yes they do, but that still doesn't give them a right to his wealth unless he wanted it that way. And to say that without them, there would be no MJ is just an opinion because you nor anyone can be 100 percent of that statement. It is possible that he would have gotten there himself.

Those white kids as you put it are entitled because MJ wanted it that way. It doesn't matter if they are his bio kids or not. MJ accepted & loved them as his kids.

I don't know how you can call the kids leaches. When MJ himself wanted them taken care of just like he did with his mom. Kate & the kids are not leaching anything. MJ willed what he wanted done and that group is being cared for.
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Your right, no one knows for sure what would have happened without his parents, but we do know what did happened because of them.
And legally, no, no grown person is responsible for their parents. But, morally they are. lol. I understand that you have your own opinion, but this is just mines.

1041 days ago
88.

Barb.A.    

Pegasus 40 minutes ago
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Thanks

1041 days ago
89.

Barb.A.    

Janar, you are right, it is your opinion & you are entitled to it, just like I'm entitled to mine. This is something that I can respect.

1041 days ago
90.

Janar    

Barb.A. 4 minutes ago
Janar,
TRUTHFULLY, it is and was his responsibility to care for his family financially and/or whatever.
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Now who is kidding, Please... Show me where it says that adult kids are financially responsible for their parents. You can't because there isn't any. This falls under my sentence...
"Is it morally right or wrong? who knows, guess it would depend on which culture you where raised in."
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That's what's up, cause that's what I just said.

Oh, and like Pegusas said, you are right. We should be concentrating on Murray and the upcoming trial, which has pushed way back to September 2011. More than 2 years after the whole incident. Go figure. What do you think of that? Just curious.

1041 days ago
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