Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, July 15, 2005

Michael Jackson Dead In Ten Years

It seems that some authors will stop at nothing to hype their books.

Stacy Brown, who is one of the authors of the book "Michael Jackson: The Man Behind The Mask", is adding publicity to his work by saying that Michael Jackson will be dead within ten years.

Brown believes that Jackson will "crash and burn" before long.

Brown, who co-wrote the book with Bob Jones, said:

"I don't think Michael Jackson will be alive in 10 years time...It's amazing to me that what happened to Elvis hasn't happened to him. He lives on the edge. He's bound to crash and burn. He's 87 pounds and six foot tall - that's unhealthy."

Brown doesn't think that Jackson would commit suicide:

"I don't think he has it in him to take his own life. I don't see him putting a gun to his head. It'll be an accidental overdose - something like that..It's the most tragic story in pop music history - and he's not dead yet."

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Michael Jackson Sued

It seems that the trials of Michael Jackson have not ended.

It is reported that Prescient Acquisition Group, a financial company that specialises in asset acquisitions, has sued Jackson for an alleged sum owing of $48M relating to fees for rescuing Jackson's stake in the publishing rights to songs by the Beatles.

The firm alleges that Jackson enlisted it last November, to provide financial advice and to secure refinancing of a $272M debt to Bank of America.

The suit says that the financing group arranged $537M in financing, this was enough for Jackson to pay off the debt and exercise an option to buy the remaining 50% of the Beatles library he didn't already own.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Michael Jackson Urged To Donate To Live8

Michael Jackson is being urged to donate his share of the profits from the Live 8 concerts to charity.

Paul McCartney played Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Get Back, Drive My Car, Helter Skelter, The Long And Winding Road and Hey Jude at the London portion of Live 8.

Since Jackson owns the rights to all Beatles songs, he would have earned money on McCartney's performance, and the subsequent sales of Beatles songs.

This may be a hard call for Jackson, as the profits would go quite some way to clearing his debts.

At the end of the day he will make a calculation; take the profits now, or give them away in the expectation that the giveaway will earn him larger future profits by rebuilding his brand.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

In Denial

Michael Jackson's publicist, Raymone Bain, who was recently fired appears to be in a state of denial.

She is apparently still insisting that, because Jackson didn't fire her personally, she still has a job.

Bain said:

"Randy Jackson (Michael's younger brother) says I'm fired, but I am still working for Michael until he terminates me. He's the boss."