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Tito Jackson

Accused of Blowing Off

200 Kids

4/19/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tito Jackson crushed the hopes and dreams of 200 Detroit kids, and along the way pocketed thousands of dollars for himself ... so claims a talent show promoter.

Darrell Strickland --  the promoter who organized "Tito Jackson's 'THIS IS IT!' Talent Search" -- tells TMZ he paid Tito $3,500 to judge the competition.  The event was set for last weekend but Tito was a no-show ... no explanation, no nothing.

Strickland tells us, “Over 200 kids were there expecting to see Tito and were all upset about him not being there. We really promoted this event ... And now that he didn’t show up, I want my money back.”

We tried contacting Tito's people multiple times, but we've heard nothing back.

The promoter says he plans to sue if Tito doesn't ante up.   In other words, this is it.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Heartless. Poor kids.

521 days ago
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MsRichards    

What a d bag.

521 days ago
3.

Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!! TITO JACKSON?? MAN, PROMOTER MUST BE DESPERATE... BESIDES, CANT THINK OF THE TERM LESS THAN Z-LISTED HAS BEEN CELEB. #TRUTH!!

521 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

It is probably advisable that all the Jacksons disappear at this point. After Michael Jackson died, we really had no use for any of the other leeches called Joe, Katherine, Jermaine or Janet. Even Michael's "children" are kind of pathetic, as it is obvious by their looks that Michael Jackson was not their father. For the love of Zeus, Jackson's "son" looks like Corey Feldman (and that's NOT a compliment). Good riddance to bad rubbish.

521 days ago
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Waka Waka Waka    

The real comedy in this article is that Britney Spears got 15mil to judge a talent contest and Tito got a mingly 3,500..jokes on you tito

521 days ago
6.

Josh2013    

Still blew less than Michael did.

521 days ago
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SKiNET HD    

$3500 bucks?! LMFAO!!!!!!!

521 days ago
9.

mj fan forever    

Of course that parasite copied Michael Jackson's This Is It, no wonder here. They all leeches always lived off him. And the promoter even made business with such a money grabber...serves him right, next time he will learn to not doing business with a money grubber.

521 days ago
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JuanRambo    

Tito Jackson is not worth $3,500... Lol

521 days ago
11.

Nat    

You might want to re-think that title. Gross.

521 days ago
12.

billybob    

$3,500 ? For Tito Jack$on?? Tito thought, he just gave them the permission to show one photograph of him.

521 days ago
13.

verlinda    

Who would pay Tito anything? How many kids know who he is anyway.?

520 days ago
14.

Caddtsrx3    

Friggin scam on the part of the promoter as well The scammer of little kids/parents got scammed

520 days ago
15.

jj    

The entire Jackson family is an embarrassment to the human race.

520 days ago
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