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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
EXCLUSIVE

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$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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Elizabeth Alan    

She got ripped off! She did an amazing job in her role and should be compensated for such.

470 days ago
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HumanNature    

TMZ

SAME "BS" JUST A DIFFERENT DAY!!!!

470 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

TO ALL THE IGNORANT RABID HATERS THAT BELIEVE "ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING" THAT TMZ POST!!!!!!


THIS IS WHAT MS. OLA RAY STATED:


"Michael would always re-release Thriller in different packages so that I would get my royalties," she said in a statement after his death. "He really did his personal best to help me while he was alive. Unfortunately, the people handling his estate have not been acting according to his wishes since his death."


http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/hip-hop-media-training/michael-jackson-thriller-girlfriend-ola-ray-grateful-opportunity-191137720.html


READ THE WHOLE DAMN ARTICLE TO KNOW THE "TRUTH"!!!!


MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE "KING" OF ALL MUSIC!!!!!!!

470 days ago
35.

HumanNature    

MS. OLA RAY STATED:


She and Jackson remained friends after making the video. Jackson even flew her to Germany to accept an award for "Thriller" — which she later got to keep.


MJ WAS/IS "AWESOME"!!!!!


THE WORLD STILL" LOVE AND MOURN" MJ!!!!!!

470 days ago
36.

phia    

Was the Estate responsible for her fee?

470 days ago
37.

Michelle     

It is so sad that a lawsuit had to be filed for this poor woman to get paid. She settled for peanuts. They could have just written the damn check minus legal fees and been done with it. Thriller is an icon. This woman should never have to work another day in her life from the royalty checks alone. Sad....55k, JOKE!

470 days ago
38.

HumanNature    

TO ALL THE IGNORANT RABID HATERS THAT BELIEVE "ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING" THAT TMZ POST!!!!!!


THIS IS WHAT MS. OLA RAY STATED:


"Michael would always re-release Thriller in different packages so that I would get my royalties," she said in a statement after his death. "He really did his personal best to help me while he was alive. Unfortunately, the people handling his estate have not been acting according to his wishes since his death."


http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/hip-hop-media-training/michael-jackson-thriller-girlfriend-ola-ray-grateful-opportunity-191137720.html


READ THE WHOLE DAMN ARTICLE TO KNOW THE "TRUTH"!!!!


MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE "KING" OF ALL MUSIC!!!!!!!

470 days ago
39.

Jackie    

WHY? Since when do video chicks get a piece of the profits?...How about being thankful that you're in the most famous music video of all time.

470 days ago
40.

Allupinyourearhole    

Didnt need court, I could have went in my pocket a gave you that amount.

470 days ago
41.

Tamie    

I love MJ but he was notorious for not paying his bills. If Landis, Ola and Vincent Price were all stiffed then there is a problem with Mike.

470 days ago
42.

HumanNature    

TMZ


STILL RE-CYCLING "BS"!!!!!


THIS WAS SETTLE BACK IN MAY 2012!!!!


MUST BE A "SLOW GOSSIP DAY" FOR DUMB A@@ TMZ STAFFERS!!!


LET MJ R.I.P.

470 days ago
43.

speakMYbrain    

THEY SHOULDA PAID HER MOOOOOONS AGO! why not?

470 days ago
44.

Tigolbits    

I poop on Michael Jackson's memory..... Poop,..... POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POOP POP POP POP POOP POP POP POP

470 days ago
45.

su    

that was back when mikey was black, wasn't it?

470 days ago
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