Michael Jackson has finally deigned to pay the $304K of back wages owed to his 69 staff at Neverland.
I doubt that he would have bothered had it not been for the intervention of the State of California, who have fined him $100K and closed Neverland.
Dean Fryer, a spokesperson for the state's Department of Industrial Relations, is quoted by MTV yesterday as saying:
"We have confirmed that Michael Jackson's representatives are processing the wages ... and will be distributing payroll directly to the employees tomorrow."
It is pathetic, and thoroughly reprehensible that he did not pay them when the monies were orginally due.