An auction of 2000 pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia, that will take place on May 30 and 31 at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, is causing Jackson some grief.
The 2,000 pieces are from a larger 10,000 piece collection of Jackson material that was bought from a bankruptcy sale, and subsequently sold to Universal Express a Boca Raton transportation company.
Michael and Janet Jackson had tried to stop the former owner, Henry Vaccaro, from taking ownership of the goods after he purchased them. However, they failed when their suit was rejected last year.
Jackson is now pondering another legal action, to stop the auction.
Raymone K. Bain, Jackson's spokesperson, said:
"Mr Jackson was not aware and he is extremely upset that his memorabilia was included amongst the memorabilia that is being auctioned off."
On the assumption that the items have been obtained legally, I fail to see how Jackson can stop the auction. The US is, after all, a market based economy.
Jackson could bid for the items himself, but he is somewhat short of ready cash at the moment.