[b]Asbury man to face pop star in court[/b] Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 05/17/07 BOB CULLINANE STAFF WRITER [b]Asbury Park contractor Henry Vaccaro said he’s [color=990000]”gonna teach this boy a lesson”[/b][/color] when he squares off against pop star Michael Jackson in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday.

MJEOL Note: Some observers who have read the article say it is racist for Vaccaro to use the word “boy” to describe a grown man when not used as a term of endearment. If you remember, Tom Sneddon once referred to Chris Tucker as a “boy” on the stand during Tucker’s testimony. The comment drew public criticism.

Vaccaro is expected to testify about his battle for the ownership — and his subsequent sale — of nearly 2,000 items of Jackson family memorabilia that the “gloved one” claims still belong to him and his siblings.

Friday’s hearing, at which Jackson has been ordered to appear, comes two weeks before the collection is scheduled to be auctioned piece by piece at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Jackson is seeking to stop the auction by Universal Express, a company that bought the collection from Vaccaro earlier this year. … Source:[url=http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070517/NEWS/705170362]Asbury Park Press[/url]

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