Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, November 24, 2005


The Anti-Defamation League has asked that Michael Jackson apologise for allegedly calling Jews "leeches" during a "private" telephone call, which was recorded two years ago.

The supposedly "private" call was aired on ABC's "Good Morning America", and is allegedly a voice message left by Jackson for his former adviser, Dieter Wiesner.

The message allegedly accused Jews of leaving performers penniless.

A transcript of the message reads:

"They suck them like leeches ... I'm so tired of it. I'm so tired of it.

They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything and end up penniless. It's a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose

Abraham H. Foxman, the director of the Anti-Defamation League, said:

"Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak, and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews."

Dieter Wiesner is suing Jackson for $64M.


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Another Lawsuit

Dieter Wiesner, a former adviser to Michael Jackson, has filed a $64M action against Jackson for alleged breach of contract and fraud.

Wiesner claims that he paid Jackson millions of dollars for rights to merchandise his name and likeness, that were not Jackson's to sell.

Wiesner alleges that Jackson had sold the rights to another buyer prior to Wiesner, who then sued Wiesner.

That suit was settled, and Wiesner lent Jackson more money. The total alleged cost to Wiesner was $9M, to secure the rights and pay the settlement.

Having secured the rights, it seems that Wiesner made little money out of them; as, according to Weisner, Jackson refused to cooperate and interfered with merchandising efforts.

Wiesner then claims that Jackson fired several advisers and asked Wiesner to become his personal manager around 2002.

Wiesner alleges that he was then fired in 2003.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Jackson's New Home

It is reported that Michael Jackson has paid $1.5M for a new mansion on his own private island.

The quarter-acre site is located on the Amwaj Islands, off the coast of Bahrain.

The island, which is part of three man-made islands built in the last five years, has; its own international airport, several top restaurants, a private hospital, golf courses, canals and an equestrian centre.

Jackson will move in to his new home in January 2006.