Michael Jackson faces another trial, set for June, this time concerning money that he allegedly owes Darien Dash.
Dash claims that Jackson owes his company, Prescient Acquisition Group of Hackensack, $48M for refinancing a $272M bank loan and arranging $537M so that Jackson could buy out Sony's half interest in The Beatles' catalogue of songs in 2004 (during the child molestation trial).
Dash's attorney, Steven Altman, is quoted as saying:
"Many business people were unwilling to risk public association with a man who was then widely viewed as the world's most notorious paedophile."
Jackson's lawyer says:
"Michael is not going to be hijacked by the threat of fraudulent claims."
The trial is set to start on June 18th.