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Michael Jackson Star Maps

Banished from Death Site

2/2/2012 3:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The woman who has made a bundle selling star maps near the home where Michael Jackson died has been ordered to move her operation -- folding chair and all.

Linda Welton had a booming business after MJ died, servicing a steady stream of tourists who created a perilous line on Sunset Blvd. to buy maps from her. 

Welton set up shop just feet from the house where MJ passed, and the owners of the estate sued her ... claiming they couldn't sell the property because Welton had created such a nuisance and safety hazard. 

A judge has now ruled Welton must move her business ... but all is not lost.  The judge said Welton could sell her maps down the block, but the problem is that the new location is not visible from Sunset Blvd. .... which is how she gets much of her business.

The ruling doesn't solve all of the property owner's problems, because convoys of tour buses descend on the estate daily.


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TMZ spoke with Welton ... who tells us she's happy with the judge's decision and claims she'll get to remain in the spot where she's always been ... even though she's barred from going any closer to the house where MJ died. 

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31.

JustJaneJones    

The TMZ tour doesn't go by here and thank **** for that. Move that leech. what's the point? GO AWAY!! I just left LA for NYC but I like the TMZ crew, we had a cute tour, I filled in the dirty bits and no ONE was offended by any of it!

960 days ago
32.

tammy    

TMZ GOT IT ALL ASS BACKWARDS. THE MAP LADY WON HER CASE AGAINST THESE MORONS, SHE SELLS WHERE SHE WAS AT WITH YOUR FIRST RUDE INTERVIEW. MICHAEL MOVED THERE WHERE SHE & HER FAMILY WAS THERE 40 YEARS. THE MISERABLE INSECURE LOOSERS THAT LOST THE CASE AS WELL AS THEIR MINDS ARE LONELY MISERALBLE POWERHUNGRY VULTURES. BRAVO STAR MAP LADY! KEEP DOIN WHATCHA DOIN! WE LOVE YOUR STYLE.

960 days ago
33.

Justice4MJ    

She's a fan, that's why she doesn't want to leave there... but I heard she had that map business for years... either way there's no reason she can't go elsewhere, half of LA is a tourist site!

959 days ago
35.

LI_Mom    

The owner of the house should have thought of this BEFORE he rented it to a celebrity.

I hope she still does a booming business from her NEW location.

I'm just surprised the Jackson family isn't out there hawking maps to fans. They'll sell anything else if they can make a buck.

They could sell maps, perfume & the red plastic jackets all in one spot.

959 days ago
36.

moni    

The owner shouldn't blame this lady for the difficulties he has with selling the estate. Obviously he himself tries to profit by the fact that Michael Jackson lived – and died! – in this house. Maybe he doesn't understand that potential buyers won't consider that as a recommendation. It would give ME the creeps to sleep in the same room where Michael has breathed his last and passed away.

959 days ago
37.

YANNI    

I've got news for the owners, because her business has to leave will not stop tourist from knowing this was the house where MJ died. The owners themselves are trying to make a profit by putting a high selling price on that house because MJ died there. It won't matter if this women's business was on the moon, they won't sell that house outright. They may have to auction it off like everything else that came out of the house that was connected to MJ. Everybody is trying to profit from MJ's death and that includes not only the map lady (who by the way was there before MJ ever lived in that house)but also the owners of that house to. GO FIGURE THAT!

959 days ago
38.

LadyD    

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Rabid Haters

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When you bully and taunt
your true ignorance you flaunt.

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hiding behind many names.

I know you just don't get it
so you should really quit it.

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but what you are is "SAD"
because you are really mad
at ..... Awwww Who Cares??!!!

959 days ago
39.

ALEX    

I interviewed Linda and she's not banned from Michaels house. The judge just said not to block the driveway selling maps, which she never did anyway. Such a waste of money and cruelty all not to get her constitution rights taken away. Her attorney was very powerful. Bravo to Linda. The judge didn't bow down to the very rich & very cowardly, selfish or insecure. The owners attacked her due to renting to Michael.
Even if Michael was still alive, it would still be the same mob scene. The owners created a self inflicted wound & are downright trash & need to remove their vicious presence.

958 days ago
40.

Louise    

It's not just Linda Welton selling the maps .... the vans drive around that street and stop in front of the house. Even if she were to move to a different location, the traffic would still be there and people would still be gawking at the house. The house would have still attracted cars and people even if Michael Jackson was still alive ! There are other vendors around that area selling maps, and some just down the street from her. The house is right off of Sunset which is a VERY heavily populated street. It is always packed with cars. I say leave her alone. She's a nice lady.

957 days ago
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