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MJ Tribute Concert Promoters

Accused of Dodging $200,000 Bill

... For Plane Tickets

10/14/2011 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The bills are starting to roll in for the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales last weekend -- and TMZ has learned, the organizers have already been accused of ducking a $200,000 tab ... for VIP plane tickets.

A rep for the Entertainment Travel Company tells TMZ, Global Live -- the company behind the event -- hired Entertainment Travel to book plane tickets for the Jackson family, Christina Aguilera, her crew, Jamie Foxx, Heavy D, roughly 15 Global Live employees and others.

GL allegedly racked up a $200,000 bill in the process -- which they were SUPPOSED to pay two weeks ago. But Entertainment Travel Co. insists they haven't gotten a cent ... and now GL isn't even returning their phone calls.

Several members of the Jackson family are scheduled to fly back to the U.S. this Sunday -- but Entertainment Travel is getting ready to play hardball ... telling TMZ, they're gonna cancel the Jacksons' tickets if GL doesn't pay up. The next step is a big, fat lawsuit.

TMZ spoke with Global Live CEO Chris Hunt ... who tells us, "All bills are being reconciled and as they have been told, they will be completely paid in full."

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Rogue Warrior    

MJ lovers do you wear your white glove on your right hand so it coordinates with your earring in the right ear?

923 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Like MJ stole little boys innocence, his parents are stealing other peoples money!

923 days ago
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zzyzx    

How old is THAT Christina picture? Looks like 60 pounds ago!

923 days ago
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Dose Of Reality    

They tried to pay but who wants to cash a check from NAMBLA?

923 days ago
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janet    

Well that certinly didn't take long at all. Wow, I'm shocked (joke) what else is Hunt suppose to say. Of course the bills will be paid until you start hearing about a lawsuite.

My understanding is that the tribute did not go over so well, did not make even close to the sales they were expecting. The Jacksons will continue to expect everything and not pay the bills. That gets around real quick. Chances are people are going to get their money up front. Jacksons have pulled this before.

923 days ago
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Dana    

The Jacksons are so cheap. Global live has messed up a ton already...probably because they are not being paid well because the Jacksons are too cheap to hire the proper people

923 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

This whole thing was a friggin' boondoggle. Why was it in Wales in the first place?

923 days ago
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pat    

Next up, skipping out on the hotel bill.

923 days ago
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Staceyann Dolenti    

ok so they are following in MJ footsteps....

Stacey Dolenti

923 days ago
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mj fan forever    

NO SURPRISE THERE!!!!! SINCE THIS SCAM HAS BEEN ORGANIZED WITH THE PURPOSE TO GRAB AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE!!!!! AS FOR ENTERTERTAINMENT TRAVEL THE NEXT TIME LOOK GOOD BEFORE SELL TICKETS TO A BUNCH OF CROOKS WHO ARE ILLEGALLY AND SHAMEFULLY USING MICHAEL'S NAME AND HIS CHILDREN TO GRAB MONEY!!!! SHAME ON GREEDY UNNATURAL MOTHER KATHERINE GREEDY LATOYA AND THE SHADY CHARACTERS WITH WHICH THEY LOVE TO BE INVOLVED!!!!!

923 days ago
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OnlineCriticChick    

WHY DOES THE EMBLEM IN THE MIDDLE THAT SAYS TRIBUTE CONCERT SAY 1958 2009 ?????

923 days ago
12.

LI_Mom    

Sad.

Once again we see the Jackson family acting in ways that will guarantee plenty of NEGATIVE ATTENTION & threats of legal actions.

Going into this concert they already knew was controversial & instead of making sure they would come out smelling of roses they find a way to insure this will be another melodrama they must deal with!


No matter HOW MUCH MONEY this family (OR estate!) has... they'll find ways to WASTE it by forcing their lawyers having to deal with the messes they leave in their wakes!

At least we can see their various lawyers & public relations employees will always have plenty of Jackson headaches to keep them busy & rich! lol

I guess we can see why some of the celebrity invitees pulled out &/or flat out refused to get involved with the whole thing!

Jer-money must be worried now.... bad publicity over this first 'tribute' concert will make all their grand plans of future concerts that much harder to put together.

I think this whole family is addicted to melodrama. They never seem to avoid the hard way even when the easy way is slapping them in the face!

923 days ago
13.

Dose Of Reality    

Why were the guests paid?
Why weren't 100% of the proceeds given to charity?
Why wasn't didn't the audience consist solely of sick kids?
Oh that's right, it was the Jacksons.

923 days ago
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Dose Of Reality    

TYPO

Why didn't the audience consist solely of sick kids?

923 days ago
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janet    

Michael Jacksons money whatever he had left (lot of stories he was very heavy in debt) went to his estate. Not a penny to his family. His mom was giving the house and a monthly allowence and his kids a trust fund through the estate. Jackson knew his family been sponging off him for years. This was not a close family at all despite all the PR hype.

The Jacksons will sponge money anyway they can.

923 days ago
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