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MJ Estate

Settles War with Chick

From 'Thriller' Video

5/10/2012 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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46.

pepekale    

MJ never liked to pay his bills!

863 days ago
47.

Kellie    

Why is she suing 20 years later?

863 days ago
48.

Kimbo    

YVONNE FROM UK

Has Ola run out of money then? She is basically another bloodsucker who but for the Thriller vid has done nothing since to speak of, she struck me as a bit thick in the making of the vid, probably was better at posing naked, and you don't need to be talented to do that.

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You just have to wonder where does all this hate come from the all for love rabid fans?

Does the word hypocrite ring the bell for anyone?

Oh yeah, all people should just work for the "King" of
stiff for free!

863 days ago
49.

Dose Of Reality    

Don't pay... It's the Jackson way. They are all infamous for that.


As far as his "date" being a girl in the video, it's called acting. We all know MJ was in the process of moving from bubbles to Emanuel Lewis at the time.


As far as his "look" that was at least nine faces ago. He doesn't even look like a melting geisha candle yet.


The video was so overrated. The only reason it got any attention was the budget, the length, and the fact that he had the hottest people in Hollywood to work on it. The song was crappy and the people that comment on the dancing need to get their eyes checked. There's a reason 5 year olds can be taught to reenact it. One of the main reasons MJ was so popular is that it appeals to people with limited intellect that believe they should like what they are being told to like, that has always been the case with pop. After all, look at the biggest acts today, which are outselling MJ, they are for the most part, crap.


As far as her lawsuit, I say get your money while you can girl, it's going as quick as ever.

863 days ago
50.

OhWell    

Say It Like It Is

Sorree. The link isn't working but it's the Michael Jackson on topix and some of the biggest haters are making fun of us fans and saying whe're stupid.
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863 days ago
52.

What I Think    

I have to say thank you rabid fans for giving me the info about topix. I didn't know the site even existed but now that I do I'll have a second place to go and attack Wacko Jacko. Thanks again.

862 days ago
53.

MiMi    

862 days ago
54.

sonal    

mj

862 days ago
55.

Pegasus    

To MJ Fans:


Katherine Jackson will be on the Piers Morgan show on Monday morning. She will talk about what it has been like for her and the MJ3 since Michael's death, and her feelings towards Conrad Murray.

862 days ago
56.

Pegasus    

Tito Jackson on Dr. Conrad Murray: "I forgive him"
Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes the Jacksons for a revealing and heartwarming primetime exclusive.

Sitting down with Piers Morgan for their first interview since the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, older brothers Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie open up about their individual feelings toward Conrad Murray, Michael's personal doctor:

"I feel like we're supposed to have forgiving hearts," says Tito, of the man found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in November. "Doesn't mean I have to forget. I have a forgiving heart. Sure, I forgive him."

Jermaine, meanwhile, does not echo his brother's sentiments:

"No, no. I don't feel that way at all. I feel like it's just negligence," he tells Morgan. "It's on his part and others. And we're yet to know what really, really happened. I'm a forgiving person, but not when it comes to that."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as the Jacksons reveal details of their upcoming "Unity Tour." Also, join us Monday as Morgan welcomes the Jackson matriarch – Katherine – for a candid face to face sit down.

862 days ago
57.

Kimbo    

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Often the pedophile is male and over 30 years of age.
Single or with few friends in his age group.
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He will often refer to children in pure or angelic terms using descriptives like innocent, heavenly, divine, pure, and other words that describe children but seem inappropriate and exaggerated.
He has hobbies that are child-like such as collecting popular expensive toys, keeping reptiles or exotic pets, or building plane and car models.
Pedophiles Often Prefer Children Close to Puberty:

Pedophiles often have a specific age of child they target. Some prefer younger children, some older.
Often his environment or a special room will be decorated in child-like decor and will appeal to the age and sex of the child he is trying to entice.
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The Target Child:

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Manipulation of the Innocent:

Pedophiles work to master their manipulative skills and often unleash them on troubled children by first becoming their friend, building the the child's self esteem. They may refer to the child as special or mature, appealing to their need to be heard and understood then entice them with adult type activities that are often sexual in content such as x-rated movies or pictures. They offer them alcohol or drugs to hamper their ability to resist activities or recall events that occurred.
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It is not unusual for the child to develop feelings for the predator and desire their approval and continued acceptance. They will compromise their innate ability to decipher good and bad behavior, ultimately justifying the criminal's bad behavior out of sympathy and concern for the adults welfare. This is often compared to Stockholm Syndrome - when victims become attached emotionally to their captors.
The Single Parent:

Many times pedophiles will develop a close relationship with a single parent in order to get close to their children. Once inside the home, they have many opportunities to manipulate the children -- using guilt, fear, and love to confuse the child. If the child's parent works, it offers the pedophile the private time needed to abuse the child.
Fighting Back:

Pedophiles work hard at stalking their targets and will patiently work to develop relationships with them. It is not uncommon for them to be developing a long list of potential victims at any one time. Many of them believe that what they are doing is not wrong and that having sex with a child is actually "healthy" for the child.
Almost all pedophiles have a collection of pronography, which they protect at all costs. Many of them also collect "souvenirs" from their victims. They rarely discard either their porn or collections for any reason.

One factor that works against the pedophile is that eventually the children will grow up and recall the events that occurred. Often pedophiles are not brought to justice until such time occurs and victims are angered by being victimized and want to protect other children from the same consequences.

Laws such as Megan's Law - a federal law passed in 1996 that authorizes local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about convicted sex offenders living, working or visiting their communities, have helped expose the pedophile and allows parents to better protect their children.

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Keep the rabids at bay

862 days ago
58.

Kimbo    

Michael Rafferty has been found guilty of first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping in the death of Victoria (Tori) Stafford, the eight-year-old girl who disappeared outside her Woodstock, Ont., school three years ago.

Tori's family cried as the three-man, nine-woman jury delivered their verdict Friday night at a London, Ont., courthouse.

Rafferty, 31, closed his eyes but displayed little emotion as jurors delivered a verdict that Superior Court Judge Thomas Heeney said was "just and amply supported by the evidence."

Rafferty has been remanded to custody until a May 15 sentencing hearing. Tori's family members will have an opportunity to present victim impact statements at the hearing.

A conviction for first-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of applying for parole for 25 years.

Victoria (Tori) Stafford disappeared shortly after leaving her elementary school in Woodstock, Ont., on April 8, 2009. Her remains were found more than three months later. (Canadian Press)
The jury heard from 62 witnesses and saw almost 200 exhibits since Rafferty's trial began on March 5.

Deliberations began Thursday evening, and the jury returned to the courtroom several times Friday to receive further instruction from the judge, as they posed two questions about sexual assault.

"You have represented the people of Canada in a most important civic duty," Justice Heeney said, after thanking the jurors for their service.

Tori disappeared outside her elementary school in Woodstock, Ont., on April 8, 2009. Her body was found more than three months later.

'Justice' for Tori, father says
Immediately after the verdict was read, Tori's family "erupted into tears and cheers," CBC reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis said from the courthouse.

Tori's mother, Tara McDonald, left courthouse without speaking to the media.


The girl's father, Rodney Stafford, said he was happy and excited, but at the same time, he said there was a sense of loss because his daughter was not coming home.

"But we got it, we got the justice," he said.

Stafford said he thought the jurors would be "very amazed" with their decision once they learned of the information they didn't hear in open court.

"It makes me feel like I can breathe again," said Tori's grandmother, Doreen Graichen.

Crown lawyer Kevin Gowdey said it was a day of mixed emotion after a "long and difficult" trial.

"The trial is finally over, so that's a good thing, but the verdict means that the jury has found that Michael Rafferty did kidnap, sexully assault and murder Victoria Stafford, and our thoughts are with Victoria's family," Gowdey said.

Defence lawyer Dirk Derstine told reporters after the guilty verdict he didn't think anybody in the courtroom knew what the verdict would be.

"I think the jury thought long and hard about various different aspects about this," Derstine said. "If they had just believed some aspects of the testimony right off the bat, they would have convicted within minutes."

When asked whether Rafferty would appeal, Derstine said "that's Mr. Rafferty's decision, and that will be brought to him in due course."

Rafferty pleaded not guilty
Rafferty had pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Tori disappeared shortly after leaving Oliver Stephens Public School in Woodstock. Her partially clothed remains were found more than three months later in a field outside Mount Forest, 100 kilometres north of her home.

P.O.V.
Michael Rafferty now faces a mandatory life sentence. Do you agree with the verdict?

Tell us what you think.

Much of Rafferty's trial was taken up by the Crown's case, which included 61 witnesses over the course of eight weeks. The defence, on the other hand, spent just one day introducing evidence.

The prosecution's case centred on Terri-Lynne McClintic, who provided chilling testimony over the course of two weeks in March about the last moments of Tori's life. McClintic pleaded guilty two years ago to first-degree murder in Tori's death.

The 21-year-old told jurors she lured Tori to Rafferty's car after he asked her to abduct a little girl. The pair then drove the Grade 3 student first to Guelph, where McClintic bought a hammer and garbage bags, and then to Mount Forest.

McClintic testified she watched Rafferty repeatedly rape Tori before she became overcome with rage, and beat the girl to death with a hammer.

Michael Rafferty has been found guilty of first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)
Defence lawyer Derstine attacked McClintic's credibility during cross-examination, noting she had a history of violent incidents. McClintic stabbed one man, left her adoptive mother partially blind following an assault and put a small dog in a microwave when she was a child.

She also dramatically changed her story just days before the start of pretrial motions in January by saying she, and not Rafferty, killed Tori. Since agreeing to help police in May 2009, McClintic had made a number of statements alleging Rafferty delivered the fatal blows.

Derstine again sought to cast McClintic's testimony as unreliable during closing arguments, calling her a "prolific and accomplished liar." He suggested McClintic was the "engine" behind the abduction and Rafferty was simply a horrified spectator.

Prosecutors tried to strengthen McClintic's version of the events of April 8, 2009, by introducing a combination of DNA evidence, surveillance video and phone records linking Rafferty to the abduction and death.

A blood stain found in Rafferty's vehicle was almost certainly a match to Tori, a forensic biologist testified.

Cellphone experts said Rafferty's BlackBerry was used in Woodstock, Guelph and near Mount Forest on April 8, 2009. The records appeared to match the timeline of events presented by McClintic.

Terri-Lynne McClintic is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in April 2010. (Canadian Press)
The jury also heard that Tori's remains were too decomposed to determine whether she had been sexually assaulted.

The Crown called as witnesses more than a dozen women Rafferty dated during the spring of 2009, many at the same time, and several he met in the days following Tori's disappearance. One woman, Charity Spitzig, said Rafferty asked her to work as a prostitute and she gave him almost $17,000 over a six-month period.

That testimony prompted Justice Heeney to warn the jury that Rafferty's character was not on trial.

Jurors were unaware that Rafferty had searched for child pornography in the months before Tori's disappearance, including queries related to the violent sexual assault of underage children.

That information was deemed inadmissible after police failed to get proper authorization to search the contents of his laptop and BlackBerry, although the Crown tried unsuccessfully to reintroduce the evidence in April.


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