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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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46.

HumanNature    

THE WRONG PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF MJ's FINANCES BACK THEN WAS STEALING FROM HIM AND MESSING UP HIS FINANCES!!!!!


THE CURRENT ESTATE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING!!!!


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, JOHN BRANCA AND JOHN McCLAIN!!!!!

593 days ago
48.

I Was About To Say    

To all the misguided fools who think MJ is in hell. There is NO hell or heaven, he went back to where he was before he was born, which is where we ALL will end up. TRUTH!

593 days ago
49.

I Was About To Say    

godisimaginary.com

593 days ago
50.

TigerLily    

It was too late. I guess they paid just to close it. They were. Losing more $$ as they too had a lawyer on payroll.

593 days ago
51.

Ca2Az    

Wow $55,000. That's a lot if cocaine for her.

593 days ago
52.

wacko was a loser    

TMZ, you should do a story on "Where were his purchased kids" while jacko was wacked out on drugs for years?"

593 days ago
53.

tamara    

Sure seems like she should have gotten much more. Bad attorney?

For any MJ fans, I used to see him at the mall in Sherman Oaks, Tower Records and around Encino always alone and no one bugged him. He was cuter than cute!! omg what happened, it's so sad.

593 days ago
55.

transparent1    

POOR MJ. Everybody was suing him before he died. No wonder he suffered a mental breakdown

593 days ago
56.

Luz    

Oh, my God! Wasn't this like a 3 year old claim? And TMZ reported had been settled about 2 years ago? So she waited all this time, more money for her!

593 days ago
57.

elisangela    

Wow. That's it??

593 days ago
58.

HumanNature    

wacko was a loser


MJ's THRILLER IS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS!!!!!


WHO IS GOING TO REMEMBER YOU, DUMB HATER?????


NOBODY!!!!

593 days ago
59.

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.

593 days ago
60.

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!!!!!!!

593 days ago
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