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Michael Jackson's Ex-Manager

The Estate Is Screwing Me

2/17/2012 5:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Michael Jackson's former manager has filed a lawsuit against the MJ Estate, claiming he saved Michael Jackson after the molestation trial and in return he's been stiffed to the tune of millions of dollars.

Tohme Tohme says he was Michael's Manager from 2008 until shortly before his death.  Tohme claims he rehabilitated MJ both financially and personally after the trial, by coordinating media releases and shooting down false and malicious news stories about Michael.

Tohme says he saved Neverland by arranging refinancing, for which he was entitled to $2.3 million.

But the big thing -- Tohme takes credit for suggesting that MJ's final tour would be called, "This Is It."   According to the suit, during a discussion with Michael and AEG, Tohme chimed in that Michael selling the name, "This Is It" in a "high-spirited tone" would be a smash.

In addition to the $2.3 mil, Tohme wants 15% of the money Michael made from July, 2008 until the present. 

The Estate has already rejected Tohme's claim and even filed legal docs today, claiming Tohme took advantage of Michael and did nothing for him.


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The vultures are still circling.

979 days ago


wow - he rehabilitated mj physically and monetarily??? he was broke and n deaths door! - hope he enjoys being the "catcher" instead of the "pitcher" this time

979 days ago


In Michael's later years, his muslim brother had a big hand in his affairs. They put a muslim nanny in his home, and this Dr. Tohme Tohme was also placed by the muslim brotherhood. They tried to get Michael to convert. I heard he refused, then I heard he secretly converted, and then again I heard a denial, so maybe only a few really know.

979 days ago

Gsharon 710    

Tell them to put their backs into it. haha
They are all a bunch of smart ass snakes.

979 days ago



979 days ago

What I Think    

You redeemed him personally after the the trial? Don't make me laugh. From the time of the trial until his death, MJ's reputation amounted to dog sh*t on the sidewalk of life. And rightfully so.

979 days ago

Glenda in Texas    

Nobody's screwing anybody.

979 days ago

What I Think    

Stop posting after death photos of MJ because the advanced stage of decomposition his face is in is starting to freak me out.

979 days ago

Surfer Gal    

"THIS IS IT" is the name of an old Dannii (Kylie's sister) Minogue hit. That expression has been around a long time.

979 days ago

Anna V for Vendetta    

I'm glad the MJ Estate is clamping down on these guys fast and furious. Next in line is The Jackson Tribute Fragrances by Joe Jackson and Julian Rouas. What a dingy business and shameful exploitation! Read the disturbing details and see the shocking photos:

979 days ago

mj fan forever    

STFU vulgar exploiter!!! How dares this arrogant claim he even saved Michael??!!!!! For sure Michael did not need and nor seeked a disgusting character like him, and in case, Thomas Mesereau helped Michael by defending him against the dirty leeches looking for money at any cost just like him!!!! He only stolen money from Michael as he could and even run to his house to steal his money!!!! He isn't entitled to have a damn thing, he did not save Neverland, he put it on sale for his own interests and Michael was scammed by this disgusting character, he did not have a lawyer at the moment of these so-called contracts and Tohme hid him that he was getting money!!!!!! And OMG Tohme did not coined the name This Is It, Michael did!!!!!!! And how does he dare to claim Michael's money???!!! The Estate is doing an excellent job to save Michael's fortune also from this other leech!!!!! It's just time that someone stops this disgusting horrendous character and gives him what he really deserves: to be sent to jail, he is just a delinquent!!!!!

979 days ago


patty: less than a minute ago

wow - he rehabilitated mj physically and monetarily??? he was broke and n deaths door! - hope he enjoys being the "catcher" instead of the "pitcher" this time
If Michael was broke, why would Tohme even want to go into a multi million dollar contract with him? I mean if Michael did not have any money, how would tohme be paid?

If Michael was broke then sony/atv was broke too.
where's the logic?

979 days ago


Thome is shady, through and through and frankly, he is a scary man. I hope the Estate buries him so deep he never sees the light of day ever again.

There are few people I truly hate. Thome is one of them.

979 days ago
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