Former Juror Hultman Sues to Break Book Contract; Brown also Sued

Jackson juror sues to get out of book deal By Quintin Cushner/Senior Staff Writer A Michael Jackson juror who last month announced a book deal and said he believed the pop star was guilty of child molestation has filed a lawsuit to break his publishing contract.

Hultman claims he was shocked when media reports surfaced Aug. 19 that his book proposal contained plagiarized material from a Vanity Fair magazine article

Santa Maria Times

Ray Hultman and his wife, Darlene Hultman, filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Santa Maria on Wednesday, claiming they were novices suckered into signing a book pact with publisher Larry Garrison, owner of the Lake Sherwood-based SilverCreek Entertainment. “Plaintiff’s reliance on Garrison’s representations was justified in light of their aforementioned simplicity, naiveté, overly trusting natures, lack of sophistication and inexperience, and Garrison’s motivational skills and ability to ‘sell’ and promote himself and/or his business ventures,” according to the suit. Hultman, 62, of Santa Maria wants out of his contract and is seeking unspecified damages for mental and emotional stress. Also named in the suit is Hultman’s agent, Bill Gladstone of Cardiff by the Sea, and Los Angeles author Stacy Brown. No court date has yet been scheduled for the lawsuit.