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MJ Estate

Settles War with Chick

From 'Thriller' Video

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

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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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Silverado Mom    

It's about time she got paid!

812 days ago
17.

dutch3667    

Ola......such a flop. Move on!

812 days ago
18.

I Was About To Say    

everybody wanting a piece of Michael Jackson...

812 days ago
20.

I Was About To Say    

if I were the judge I'd tell her "too bad, you waited WAY too long....NEXT"

812 days ago
21.

I Was About To Say    

that she waited til now because NOW she needs the money for plastic surgery cuz she is old.

812 days ago
22.

mj fan forever    

She was claiming this for years blaming Michael Jackson at the beginning --- then she apologized --- then she sued him, while recently she said that Michael Jackson did his best to help her blaming the Estate, so it's good the Estate now settled at least she finally will not have anyone anymore to blame and to sue!!!! The Estate is doing a great job for getting rid of all these money seekers!!!!

812 days ago
23.

Just_Me    

It's about time they settled with her. It's only fair...she was a cutie.

812 days ago
24.

janet    

Michael Jackson was very, very heavy in debt for many years. Nothing new. Right up 'till his death. He owed alot of people alot of back money.


Why do you think Michael Jackson himself was pushing for his 'last comeback' tour. No one was approaching Michael Jackson for a concert tour. Michael Jackson needed money. That simple.

We all know how that worked out. Jackson assured everyone involved he was fine, got all the PR hype, got all his demands met and only did one rehersal that happened to be taped and bellied up. Dr. Murray is in jail for manslaughter, Jackson family blaming AIG and anyone they can for money. Funny, how that's no longer working.


Jackson never kept up his part. Jackson knew he was in no physical or mental shape to pull off a concert tour. Jackson is still dead. Michael Jacksons 'estate' is Michael Jacksons 'estate' not the Jackson family 'estate'. Michael Jackson did make sure of that.

812 days ago
25.

HumanNature    

"THRILLER" IS THE TOP SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIMES!!!!


30 YEARS AND STILL HOLDING THE #1 SPOT


LONG LIVE THE IMMORTAL KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON

812 days ago
26.

nan    

I remember John Landis talking about how frustrating it was that this girl couldn't even walk to the beat of the music..LOL
But hey , a deal is a deal.
Vincent Price took tool a lump sum up front ,I remember him half laughing about it on a tv show because he missed out on a lot of money..
I am sure whatever she is getting wont break the bank.
She is one lucky girl because her entire talent was her looks.

812 days ago
27.

the real diva    

she could not get another job. so she needs to libe off this.

812 days ago
28.

janet    

Once Michael Jackson left the Jackson 5 and went on his own, Just pull up Motown '25 and see for youselves. Billie Jean, moon walk he's been doing that not just not on stage until then. Yes, Thriller, mini music video movie. Was the first for MTV.


Michael Jackson never did thank Bob Fosse he copied from let alone ever acknowledge him. Jackson's so called signature stance, his fedora hat, his glove, his hand, fingers is all Bob Fosse.


Thriller was kick ass 30 years ago. Hell, you could tell then Jackson looked different. He was getting lighter. His skin lighter, his nose thinner. Michael of course morphed himself into looking like a freak.


Very bad plastic surgerys, over bleached skin, eye underliner, so many nose jobs he didn't have a nose left. One look at what he did to himself and his talent goes right out the window.

812 days ago
29.

Daybreaker    

I am glad that the Estate finally settle the matter. Afterall, our Saint Michael was trashing sony his whole life and fought for royalties for all artists in the music business, so this lady should rightful get her share. Afterall without paying the lady, MJ would not be able to rest in peace and there is no Dr. Corad Murray helping him in the other side.

812 days ago
30.

Daybreaker    

I WAS ABOUT TO SAY...

everybody wanting a piece of Michael Jackson...

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It is so true, isn't it? Look at that beautiful leather jacket with the black trims. So mj, and you know what the replicas were selling just like hotcakes with the brothers' signature on top and promoted by the kids as well. They wanted $3,000 each, now people are selling them for $3 mil each, it is such a valuable collectible piece and every body just wants a piece!

812 days ago
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