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Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson

We Got Screwed

Over Thriller Jackets

11/15/2011 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Three of Michael Jackson's brothers -- Marlon, Jackie, and Tito (left to right) -- have filed a lawsuit against a guy who they say duped them into signing 1,000 replicas of the famous Michael Jackson "Thriller" and "Beat It" jackets.

According to a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the 3 bros were promised $100,000 each for their signatures on replicas of the iconic, red, leather jackets that MJ wore in his "Thriller" and "Beat It" videos.

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The brothers claim Steeve Bohbot and the other defendants were supposed to pay as soon as the ink was dry, but they allegedly changed the deal and said they would pay when the jackets were delivered to Amazon.com for sale.

According to the suit, Bohbot claimed there was a problem with delivery to Amazon, but the brothers say it was just a lie.

Bohbot's lawyer had no comment.

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121.

Best Mom    

Why would anyone want a Thriller jacket signed by a Jackson family member? It doesn't make sense. The Thriller jacket is Michael Jackson -- and no one else! It really is sad that the Jackson's are dragging Michael's kids around to tribute concerts, jacket signings, etc., etc., all for the sole purpose of raking in money off of Michael's name. Shame on all of them! No one heard anything about any of the Jackson's before Michael's death -- but after his death they all came crawling out of the woodwork to get their piece of the pie. Totally shameful!

890 days ago
122.

janet    

Debbie Rowe is saying nothing she is the mother of Prince and Paris (Blanket is anyones guess) and enjoying her horse ranch.


The Jacksons need to use his kids. Very disgusting but that's what they do. They need to avoid, to get around Michael Jacksons estate. Notice the J5 collection? C,mon.


These cheap knockoffs for $2,350.00 will just be flying out of inventory. Not. Look how bad the ratingings are. Probally will go down to 40-50 dollars just to get rid of them.

890 days ago
123.

Beezy Brimlow    

This is an example of them being poor businessmen. Anything of this amount (any amount at that), you never do anything upfront without full payment or a 50%-75% deposit and a contract stating all provisions. If anyone should be to blame, its themselves.

890 days ago
125.

RealityBites    

Greedy b**tards

890 days ago
126.

SantaFeJack    

$2300. for a replica jacket and an autograph of these nobodies? What fool would shell out that kind of loot?

890 days ago
127.

SantaFeJack    

Based on other stories I've read the Jackson brothers have no money to speak of and although they have tried to make money in show business, there is no market for them. They all have families and mortgages to support, so it's only realistic they will do anything they think can bring some money their way. Unfortunately, they all seem to be terrible at business...virtually everything they touch turns out badly. I have no sympathy for them, but just trying to give some balance to these posts.

890 days ago
128.

Kaffee    

Have these guys no pride--still want to make money off their brother in death.

890 days ago
129.

Heidi    

STILL MILKING THEIR DEAD BROTHER'S FAME..... TOTAL LOOSERS.......

890 days ago
130.

mellyb    

Hell yes for cryin out loud stop milking off your brother who is gone. Do something else and stop using Prince in your ****** up attitude to get money oh man these people are using these kids. But all kept saying we love Michael guess what he would not want his ******* son there so j3 get a life you grown ass men need to stop. you should not get a damn cent. DISGUSTING

890 days ago
131.

Criss    

Maybe if they were signing something to do with J5, or The Victory Tour or something like that, that would be a different story. Were they also signing stuff from Janet's Rhythm Nation album?

890 days ago
132.

Carla S.    

Dear Jackson 4 - PLEASE stop profiting off your brother and get real jobs. Even as a fan, I wouldn't buy this Jacket - and I used to dig you guys, but now I just think it's sad. I'm sure you all have individual talents, find out what they are and use them. Michael deserved better.

890 days ago
133.

Chris O    

I think it's pretty pathetic how the whole Jackson family (Besides Janet) has been cashing in on there brothers death. Why don't those low life losers go get real jobs! None of them have any talent. I can't believe people actually pay any money to see these losers!

890 days ago
134.

charley    

damn jackson whores.........these fools aint nothing but loser bitches that live off another person...these fools are so irrelevent its pathetic!

890 days ago
135.

Criss    

If these were the jackets from the actual videos, as long as they weren't signed by his desperate for attention brothers, I might've considered if the price was right, mostly because of the historical value.

890 days ago
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