Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Michael Jackson Sues To Halt Auction
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Michael Jackson hired Hollywood's Julien's Auctions to sell off the contents of his Neverland Ranch but now it appears that he has some "reservations" about the deal. Michael filed a lawsuit in early March in which he claimed that he had never given permission for the sale of many of his "priceless and irreplaceable" items. The auction house has said it is still pressing ahead with the sale of some 2,000 items in April. Julien's Auctions contested the lawsuit, saying that Michael's reps. were involved all along until the apparent change of mind by Jackson. The auction house president, Darren Julien, even said in a sworn statement filed with a Los Angeles court that the singer's representatives even tried to intimidate him into postponing the sale. According to Julien, Jackson's employees warned that the auctioneers would be in danger from Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, if they didn't call it off. A Jackson attorney stated that Darren Julien was just trying to divert attention away from himself and onto Michael.
Some items are scheduled to be on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City's Times Square this week which include: one of Michael's signature black fedoras; two of his MTV Video Music Awards; costumes he wore on tour in the 1980s and several of those crystal-encrusted gloves.
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