Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Jackson Sues

Michael Jackson cannot, so it seems, resist going to court.

This time, instead of being on the wrong end of the law, he intends to try to sue someone else.

Jackson has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles for $1M against Marc Schaffel, who testified for the prosecution at Jackson's trial and who is also a producer of gay pornography.

Schaffel had sued Jackson in November 2004, for over $3M in allegedly unpaid loans and other debts.

Jackson, in his case, argues that he entered into a written agreement with Schaffel in August 2001; to produce his song "What More Can I Give?".

The proceeds of the song, after expenses and a small royalty for Schaffel, were allegedly to go to charity.

However, allegedly, Schaffel contrary to the agreement did not pay the production costs.

Jackson then fired Schaffel in 2001, once he allegedly learned of his association with gay porn.

Jackson alleges that despite that, Schaffel falsely represented himself as affiliated with Jackson and received $1M from Music Fighters Co in Japan without reporting it to Jackson.

Jackson also claims that Schaffel kept $250K worth of sculptures and paintings from artist Romero Britto in 2003, that were supposed to be delivered to Jackson.

Whatever the outcome, it is clearly going to provide the lawyers with some lucrative work.