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MJ Estate

Coughed Up $55,000

To Pay Off 'Thriller' Chick

1/4/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

$55,000 ... that's how much it took for the chick from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video to call a truce in her war with the MJ estate ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Ola Ray settled her lawsuit with the estate earlier this year, and now we know what for ... $55,000 to Ola ... and $20,000 to her lawyer.

Ola originally filed the suit against MJ and his production company in May 2009 -- a month before Jackson passed away -- claiming breach of contract. Ola said she was still owed a massive chunk of the "Thriller" profits ... nearly 30 years after it was released.

The director of the music video John Landis -- who filed a similar lawsuit against the estate -- has also settled ... but he wanted in excess of $2 million, so we're guessing he got a little more than Ola.


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Truth be known that it more than likely wasn't true that he never paid his bills.

660 days ago


Just more media smut to make him look bad.

660 days ago


Unfortunately she was battling the Crack demon!!

660 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Fair is fair. Unlike MJ's family she earned her money.

660 days ago

mj fan forever    

After all her indecisions and apologies since she recognized Michael Jackson had no fault if she had not been paid, then filing lawsuit against him again, finally she now cannot claim anything more!!! Case closed!!!

660 days ago

Cincinnati Sugar    

Estate should have told her to phk herself, its been 30yrs....too late beotch.

660 days ago


They owed her, she got paid. GASP! MJ wasn't perfect...who knew?

660 days ago


Thanks TMZ for posting the Thriller Video I hadnt seen it in awhile. MJ really looked good back then. I miss MJ.

660 days ago

wacko was a loser    

What a dead beat wacko was. He stiffed soo many people. The pedo was a fraud!

660 days ago


Thanks for the clip of Thriller TMZ .... best pop video ever! There is no denying Michael was an amazing talent - singer, dancer, writer, choreographer, producer ...

As for Ola Ray, I'm glad she finally got what was due to her. I'm kind of surprised TMZ didn't mention Ola was a Playboy playmate of the month in 1980!

660 days ago


"TMZ broke the story ... Ola Ray settled her lawsuit with the estate earlier this year, and now we know what for ... $55,000 to Ola ... and $20,000 to her lawyer..."

The lawsuit was settled earlier THIS YEAR? As in 2013? So this happened when--a couple days ago?

660 days ago

wacko was a loser    

Regarding the animals wacko left to starve:
that caretakers were not paid after he left the property and that Michael Jackson was sued by his veterinarian for a six-figure unpaid bill for treatment for the animals. Wacko should have been arrested for animal abuse.

660 days ago

That Pop Life..yeah..    

Unleash the lawyers...50,000, she filed in may 2009, thriller is 30yr anniversary her Atty gets 30,000.Something still is'nt adding up..

660 days ago

wacko was a loser    

She was stiffed as well: Michael Jackson’s Former Publicist Raymone Bain.

660 days ago
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