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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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Robyn Hope    

I don't see it as exploitation.
I'm not a fan of Joe Jackson, but lets not forget that without Joe, MJ, the greatest performer that ever moonwalked the earth, would not have been alive.

1141 days ago
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Janar    

Marie 3 days ago
Janar 4 days ago
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.

I have a different opinion. Michael Jackson was very happy while rehearsing for the 'This is it' concerts. He was smiling and dancing and laughing with the back-up dancers and singers.
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Hi Marie,

I have seen that movie so many times, and as I remember it, Michael's demeanor seemed to be a more serious one rather than laughing and having fun.

1139 days ago
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mysteria333    

for the life of me ,, i know about business.. but i also know THERE WOULD BE NO MICHAEL JACKSON WERE IT NOT FOR JOE JACKSON !!! IF ANYONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE MONEY FROM THEIR OWN SON ITS HIS PARENTS !!!! HE MADE THEM ALL !! HE MADE MICHAEL !!! LEAVE JOE ALONE !!! WHERE DOES THE GREED END ?? MICHAEL MADE PEACE WITH HIS FATHER !! NOW LET HIM MAKE A LITTLE MONEY !! JUDUS !!!

1137 days ago
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ray    

The only reason people talk down on Joe Jackson is because his on child did it in the media outlet.Black people always talking down to each other but when the white man involved MJ tone was different "I don't want to say too much" MJ would say in media when the questions focus on his managemnent and who try to set him up. The ass wiping must not of scared Mike as much as we thought because he was able to talk about it and not fear for his life. Get off Joe Jackson nuts. lol! literally! They are his kids!

1136 days ago
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yvonne1    

why is it up to you to make someone have a bad day. look at the way you make money. tmz all ways in somebody business.

1134 days ago
111.

eddie     

Let me get this CLEAR!!

Why is it such a(GREAT and LEGAL IDEA) with TMZ,MJ's Estate Executors,and the Lying Media... for "Chanel Island Helicopter Company"... to MAKE MONEY off of "Michael Joseph Jackson,s" NAME and DEATH???


But everytime When MJ's Parents,( Mr & Mrs Jackson) and their "FAMILY" attempts to MAKE MONEY off of MJ's name & death it Suddently become ILLEGAL and they are Demonized in MEDIA as being labeled as GREEDY LEECHERS for trying to make money!!

I have a serious problem with this clear "PICTURE OF HYPOCRISY" !!

1132 days ago
112.

eddie     


Typo-error

they are Demonized in the "MEDIA" as being GREEDY LEECHERS for trying to make money!!

1132 days ago
113.

katzy    

PLEASE SOMEBODY STOP THIS MAN - JOE JACKSON NEEDS TO BURN IN HELL ASAP...AND DON'T LET HIM NEAR THOSE KIDS "KATHERINE".

1020 days ago
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