Whispernote: Fieger was a vocal talking head who was very hateful towards Jackson during the trial. He leveled personal and unprofessional insults about his looks and claimed it would get Jackson convicted. [b]FBI, IRS search Geoffrey Fieger’s Southfield office[/b] 12/1/2005, 12:49 a.m. ET The Associated Press SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) Continue Reading
[b]Digital Classics sells Jackson doc to A&E[/b] Digital Classics, the TV company chaired by former Five CEO David Elstein, has finally sold The Michael Jackson Story into the US, in its biggest Stateside deal to date. Sales of the music-themed doc, made for ITV1 in the UK by Digital Classics Continue Reading
11/30/2005 [b]More is much less in revamped ‘Nightline'[/b] By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY In all but name, Nightline is gone. The show that premiered on ABC Monday night (or early Tuesday in the East, post-football) was a solidly produced newscast. But in tone, look and content, it was far closer Continue Reading
LeGrand Testimony Raises Qs about Ex-Associates’ Intentions MB #288
NOVEMBER 29 2005 — In light of the most recent attempts of ex-associates to get into Michael Jacksons pockets again .MJEOL wanted to take a look back at court testimony from attorney David LeGrand.
Two clients of attorney Howard King are suing Jackson: Dieter Wiesner and Marc Schaffel. Wiesner (or Weizner as it appears in court records) is currently suing Jackson for $64 million dollars. No one ever sues Jackson for a reasonable amount of money. It seems that everyone always wants to sue him for a gazillion billion dollars. But I digress.
Schaffel is suing Jackson as well. But Jackson is countersuing him for fraud, for concealing, commingling, and misappropriating funds. Schaffels also being sued for charging expenses for matters unrelated to the agreement between Jackson and him, for keeping false books of account, and for keeping $250,000 worth of paintings and statues that were to be delivered to Jackson.
Feature [b]Tommy Mottola Faces The Music[/b] From the March 3, 2003 issue of New York Magazine. Why was Tommy Mottolathe industry’s most flamboyant mogul, and one of its most powerfulpushed out of Sony’s beleaguered music division and replaced with NBC head Andy Lack? The real story behind Sonys musical chairs. By Phoebe Eaton Buried under nineteen inches of snow and duct-taped into submission by terror warnings, New York was in a glum mood for the Grammys, back in townAPPLAUD NOWfor the first time since 1998. The Madison Square Garden festivities would be televised on CBS in prime time, punctuated with performances by such Sony money-spinners and award nominees as Bruce Springsteen, Ashanti, and the Dixie Chicks. But this years Sony party, held at the barnlike Hammerstein Ballroom nearby, stood to be conspicuously downscaled from the red-carpet extravaganzas of the not-so-distant past. Sonys Grammy soirée had been second only to Clive Daviss big-shot-heavy bacchanal. But no more. Maybe because nobody expected to run into the partys recently deposed host, Sonys pinky-ringed music man, Tommy Mottola. On January 9, Sony had faxed around a press release: The chairman and chief executive of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola (or Thomas D. Mottola, as he preferred to be known in the newspapers) would be leaving to launch a new venture. Hed been thinking about making a change for some time, it said, and while its true he had a couple years to go on his contract, Sony had suddenly, graciously agreed to spring him. Ever the diplomat, Sony Americas avuncular head, Sir Howard Stringer, saluted the outgoing Mottola as an icon, but there was no disguising the fact that the best-known and most flamboyant executive in the music business was out in a force play.
[b]Mosque aid plan denied[/b] By TARIQ KHONJI SOURCES close to pop superstar Michael Jackson denied rumours that he was planning to donate money for the building of a mosque in Bahrain. The reports, which appeared in newspapers and websites around the world, quoted ‘spokesmen’ claiming the mosque was being built Continue Reading
Here’s Jackson waving the Isreali flag given to him by a fan during his trip to Washington DC [img]http://www.mjeol.com/mj_jewishflag.jpg[/img] Ooh and here are more pictures showing that anti-semite Jackson being the best man during Uri Geller’s vow renewal ceremony: [img]http://www.mjeol.com/mj_gellarwedding1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.mjeol.com/mj_gellarwedding3.jpg[/img] Wow…..that’s a jew hater if ever I saw one. Continue Reading
2:21pm today [b]Pandit thrilled to beat it with [Jackson][/b] By Neeta Dutta Heal the world: Pandit Dinesh will appear on the new Michael Jackson charity song, I Have a Dream, raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims A Mill Hill musician and producer who has been described as ‘the godfather of Continue Reading
[b]A Murder, Inc. Confession?[/b] Feds want to use DEA interview against rap label exec NOVEMBER 14–Prosecutors in the Murder, Inc. rap trial, which is scheduled to open tomorrow, may seek to admit part of a “confession” extracted from one of the rap label’s principals. In a new court filing, a Continue Reading
Howard King Determined to Try Weak Case in the Media? MB #287 UPDATE #2 Another lawyer getting his face on television while using Jackson to do so NOVEMBER 23 2005 — Surprise, surprise. Another civil attorney chasing after Michael Jacksons pockets decides to attempt to try Jackson in the court of public opinion. Weve seen this before. Five Neverland employees once sued Jackson claiming they were wrongfully terminated and wanted $16 million. He countersued. They lost their suit and lost the countersuit against them. They ended up owing Jackson over a million dollars in legal fees and compensation from the theft and sale of his property. They also had to file for bankruptcy because they couldnt pay the judgment. King is representing former outed pornographer Marc Schaffel. Now another ex-leech who was tossed from the Jackson gravy train has hooked up with the same lawyer in an effort to extract money from Jackson: the alleged crook, Dieter Wiesner Instead of King trying his case in court, it appears he is trying it in the media. He released what some have called heavily edited and incomplete tapes of what seem on the surface to be private Jackson phone messages.