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MJ Estate

Settles War with Chick

From 'Thriller' Video

5/10/2012 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's Estate has finally settled its beef with the girl who played MJ's date in the famed "Thriller" video -- three years after she filed her lawsuit.

TMZ broke the story ... Ola Ray sued MJ and his production company in May 2009 -- the month before Jackson died -- claiming she hadn't been paid royalties from the legendary 1983 music video.

The former Playboy Playmate sued for breach of contract, insisting she was still owed a massive chunk of "Thriller" profits.

We don't know how much the Estate settled for -- but from what we can gather, Ola got something.

"Thriller" director John Landis has filed a similar lawsuit against the Estate. We're told both sides are still trying to negotiate a settlement.


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How was the video "infamous"? Does whoever wrote this even know what that word means?

862 days ago

What I Think    

She played MJ's date in this video? Weren't any little boys available to play the part?

862 days ago


TMZ, you are showing your incompetence again. I think you meant "famous" video, not "infamous" video. Use a dictionary if you need to.

862 days ago


holy cow! the 405 freeway is shut down in both direction, and now all the roads around laurel canyon are closed for potus - no one is getting home tonight!

862 days ago

G. Doll    

@ Avengers 3D
Don't quit your day job. ****Throws tomato*****

862 days ago

What I Think    

I couldn't help but notice that MJ looks more girly than the girl herself. LOL

862 days ago


I was looking at the picture of MJ. He should have stopped with the plastic surgery at that point. Just a comment gang. Yound man was looking good for a young guy at that point, but took it to far. I hope he's resting in peace. My respects to the family.

862 days ago


I don't remember her doing anything other than standing there posing and walking on his arm 10 steps.

862 days ago

Jay W.     

Ola Ray has to have income... why not royalties from 30,000 years ago.. ? Has she no marketable skills ?

862 days ago


Just HATE this new format so much !!!

862 days ago

Dave Drewer    

The "Thriller" video is one of the most popular videos ever; it's her own fault for not parlaying her role in the video into an acting career. Dumb ho.

862 days ago


Let's see - I'm a washed up, broke, old, unemployed, untalented Playboy playmate (for one month) what will I do today? I know... I will sue the Jackson estate for a video that was shot 29 years ago, where I displayed no talent. I'm shocked that the statute of limitations didn't take an effect on this case.

862 days ago


michael had a female date?? he like little boys??

862 days ago
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