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Quincy Jones

SUES MICHAEL JACKSON PRODUCTIONS

You're Ripping Me Off Royally

10/25/2013 5:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Quincy Jones
says he's been double-crossed by Sony and Michael Jackson Productions (aka MJJ) ... claiming the 2 companies intentionally aced him out of his cut of Michael's music.

Jones has sued MJJ Productions and Sony ... claiming he owns a big chunk of "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" because he produced all of them.  Jones claims Sony and MJJ concocted a scheme to edit and remix the original songs and put them into new ventures such as the "This Is It" movie, the Cirque du Soleil stage show and the 25th Anniversary of the "Bad" album and then deny him royalties.

The allegations are even worse.  Jones says MJJ and Sony created a shell game and diverted millions of bucks away from what is rightfully his.

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson Estate, tells TMZ, "The Estate of Michael Jackson was saddened to learn that Quincy Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking money from Michael's Estate.  To the best of our knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael."

Jones wants $10 mil minimum.

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1.

awards    

Ripped off a Bro, eh? Now there is a surprise!

176 days ago
2.

demoncat    

and thus another legal battle for the estate to go through though this time its over royatlies. and jermaine won't be buying any more cars

176 days ago
3.

RedwoodPerch    

Welcome to our world Quincy.

176 days ago
4.

stu    

NOOOOOO Quincy! This is going to send Paris over the edge!!! & Debbie & Mama Jackson are going to eat Dunkin Doughnuts out of business.

176 days ago
5.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Jermaine probably just had a $troke thinking about losing even more of his free money.

176 days ago
6.

Bob    

He certainly deserves a huge chunk of money. Those records wouldn't have been successful without his input. Heck, I remember how some music critics were attacking Quincy Jones for his production of Thriller, something about it being too slick and how it was opening the doors to similar records.

176 days ago
7.

Marie    

Quincy Jones never gave a damn about Michael Jackson anyway.

176 days ago
8.

Timmy Boy    

Greedy old man. Shouldn't he be planning his funeral?

176 days ago
9.

Sincerity    

I don't blame him at all!!! Just because Quincy Jones is "AGING" doesn't mean he's "SENILE"!!! He's been in the game too long not to know better.

176 days ago
10.

david 183    

Pay the man.

176 days ago
11.

streetwalker    

Seriously why the hell does he need 10 million? Let's face it, he'll be dead within a couple of years

176 days ago
12.

Repeter    

I hope he proves his case & wins.

176 days ago
13.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

10 million? He's asking for too much.

176 days ago
14.

Crabby    

QJ should take all of the dead child molesters money

176 days ago
15.

Brian    

What nonsense. Producers don't own the songs. Did he write them? Songwriters are the ones who own the songs.

176 days ago
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