MJ in London May 22 2007

In case you haven’t heard by now, the breaking news is that Michael Jackson is in LONDON today! Check out the latest pic: [img]http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070522/capt.lon80805221121.britain_jackson_lon808.jpg[/img]

Statement Re: Auction Settlement – Raymone Bain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Raymone K. Bain May 18, 2007 MICHAEL JACKSON AND UNITED EXPRESS REACH SETTLEMENT AUCTION TO PROCEED AS SCHEDULED Las Vegas, NV …….Michael Jackson and Universal Express are pleased to announce the completion of a confidential resolution to the action disputing title to the items being auctioned at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on May 30 and 31, 2007, or by logging on to liveauctioneers.com. “Mr. Jackson is satisfied with the negotiated settlement,” stated Raymone K. Bain, Jackson spokesperson, “and is pleased that some of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to certain charities. As this is a confidential agreement, we will be making no further comments. ”

Auction House Settles Lawsuit with Michael Jackson about Memorabilia – MB#39

Auction House Settles Lawsuit with Michael Jackson about Memorabilia – MB#39

MAY 18 – After all of the blustering talk via press releases, Universal Express (UE) has settled a lawsuit brought against them by Michael Jackson over the sale of his memorabilia.

Universal Express had previously called the lawsuit against them “frivolous” and claimed they would prove ownership. They settled the case today right before a court hearing was supposed to take place.

In an Associated Press report today (May 18), one of the attorneys for UE admitted that “very little” items belonging to Michael Jackson will be a part of the auction. Ouch.

Previous media reports claimed UE was threatening to release “embarrassing items” if Jackson didn’t back down. Claims of “paintings of naked boys” and other such ridiculous nonsense were floating in the media.

However, no source — independent or otherwise — who had access to the collection of material before it was sold to UE has confirmed that there were any “embarrassing items” in the collection.

Memorabilia Settlement, Bid to Block Auction Dropped

Jackson drops bid to block Vegas auction By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer 37 minutes ago LAS VEGAS – Lawyers for Michael Jackson on Friday dropped an effort to block an auction of the pop star’s personal belongings and other Jackson family items, including Jackson’s gold record for his “Thriller” album. Jackson didn’t appear in a Las Vegas court where his lawyer told a judge that a confidential agreement had been reached with representatives of an auctioneer, the current owner of the materials, and a New Jersey man who claimed a warehouse full of Jackson memorabilia after a failed business venture wound up in bankruptcy court. “The matter’s been resolved,” Gregory Cross, a lawyer for Jackson, told Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Auction Company Settles with Michael Jackson

[b]Auction Company Reaches Settlement with Jackson[/b] May 18, 2007 12:25 PM Michael Jackson has settled with an auction company that plans to auction off some of his personal items in Las Vegas. The items to be auctioned include old Jackson 5 costumes and possibly some court records. There is said to be more than 20,000 items in the auction. Jackson and the company settled out of court minutes before a hearing was to take place. Jackson had filed for a preliminary injunction to block the auction which is billed as the “The Jackson Family Memorabilia Auction” which is scheduled to happen on May 30th.

Asbury man to face pop star in court – APP

[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.

Auction House Receives Hearing Notice from Jackson Attorneys – MiniB#38

Auction House Receives Hearing Notice from Jackson Attorneys – MiniBullet #38 MAY 11 2007 – The auction house planning to sell Michael Jackson’s memorabilia — allegedly sold illegally by Henry Vaccaro — has received a hearing notice to appear in court early next week. According to a press release from Universal Express, both it and the auction house Guernsey’s have received word that Jackson intends to fight for property belonging to him which was supposed to be excluded from an original court proceeding which caused this mess in the first place. How did this happen? Other members of the Jackson family, excluding Michael and Janet, got involved in a bankruptcy issue years ago with the storage of number of family items and memorabilia at a storage facility. Among those items was property belonging to Michael and Janet Jackson. Vaccaro was “a creditor of one or more members” of the Jackson family “who were previously subject to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding”. However, Vaccaro is not and has never been a “creditor” of Michael Jackson’s. Again, Michael and Janet were not part of the bankruptcy proceeding. Did that matter to Vaccaro? Hell no, because he up and sold it all; particularly the items belonging to Michael and Janet probably because those items fetched a higher price. What’s worse is that he reportedly sold it after being ordered by the judge in that proceeding not to sell items belonging to third parties. Woops!

Dimond on Inside Edition Pushing Vapid Jackson Rumors…Again – MiniBullet#37

Dimond on Inside Edition Pushing Vapid Jackson Rumors…Again – MiniBullet#37

MAY 9 2007 – ‘It must be pretty pathetic to be Diane Dimond right now, ‘ I said to myself while watching what some have called a ‘hack’ reporter appear on Inside Edition yesterday (May 8).

The poor thing appeared just in the nick of time to spread rather bland rumors about Jackson’s current life. It seems highly dubious that Dimond would know anything at all about Jackson’s current life, let alone connected enough to know about his personal dealings with people in other countries.

I thought that online guy over at Fox News was the only one delusional enough to think that? Maybe she’s swiping some of his material?

In the aftermath of Jackson’s full acquittal on false charges of child molestation in 2005, Dimond has all but disappeared. I would say she’s been in exile from the airwaves if I were inclined to fits of ridiculous melodramatics like most of the media are when reporting news about Jackson.

Nancy Grace is OUT at Court TV

Nancy Grace Is Exiting Court TV By Anne Becker — Broadcasting & Cable, 5/8/2007 8:52:00 AM Nancy Grace, whose show, Closing Arguments, was being cut from two hours to one as part of a general network overhaul, will stay at Court through the summer and will keep her show on co-owned net, Headline News. Grace said she was leaving the network after 10 years to focus on her headline show and outside activities.