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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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61.

HumanNature    

SO, WHAT THE "QUACK" GETTING OUT OF JAIL!!!!!!!!!


HE'S COMING OUT THE SAME WAY HE WENT IN........."BROKE AND DUMB"!!!!!!


NOW, HE HAVE A NEW TITLE "CONVICTED FELON"!!!!!!!


YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!!!!


LOL

301 days ago
62.

Brandon    

Do you know that Henry Gradstein, the lawyer of Q, IS the same attorney who is representing Wade Robson in his money grab attempt!

It says Gradstein & Marzano lawfirm right there on that complaint. (Maryann Marzano (WR attorney's parter named in the lawsuit do***ent) has more cases like this.)

The fact he is using the same Attorneys as Wade Robson really disturbs me and question his motives. I truly hope he (Q) wasn't aware of that. Something seems very fishy (stinky) with that.

I don't believe Quincy deliberately hand picked the very same lawyer who represents WR. What I believe is that this guy approaches people in MJ's life and tries to find a way for them to sue MJ's Estate and make money.

The strange thing is not that he represents Quincy.
Gradstein's speciality is royalties/business issues. The strange thing is rather that he represents Wade Robson because his specialities do not include child abuse allegations. Even at the beginning of WR's case many fans remarked that it's odd. Now I wonder if it started with first weighing Wade's possibilities to sue the Estate on some business term (for example in connection with the Cirque stuff, Opus, Wade's earlier contract with MJJ Productions etc.) I wonder if they found no real opportunity there and that's how it all turned into child abuse allegations. Because the choice of lawyer for that case is certainly very odd.

I don't believe this is a coincidence. Gradstein is certainly not the only lawyer in LA and I guess there are plenty who deal with royalties as well. Gradstein now demands access to the Estate's finances through Quincy's case. That's information he could use for WR's case as well and I don't think it would be fair.

301 days ago
63.

HumanNature    

Q ALWAYS BEEN "JEALOUS" OF THE KING!!!!!!!

301 days ago
64.

Dean Hajas    

SONY steals / Dean Hajas music for Britney Spears/ Slave for You. Join the club Quincy!

300 days ago
65.

whocares    

Quincy does deserve royalties on it all. He is too smart and classy for this not to be true. Shame on them.

300 days ago
66.

Dean Hajas    

SONY stole Slave for You written by Dean Hajas /released by Britney Spears. Sorry Quincy....they have a propensity of theft!

300 days ago
67.

Dose Of Reality    

Not paying, ripping people off and lawsuits are the Jackson way.

297 days ago
68.

Ace     

Another old ass money grubbing dude.

285 days ago
69.

JEdwards82    

Mr. Jones needs to sit his old ass down somewhere! He already has more money than he can spend in his lifetime, plus think about all the artists that he has ripped off thru the years

248 days ago
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