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Michael Jackson estate sues the King of Pop's former manager

Michael Jackson arrives on stage during his 'HiStory' concert tour held in New York in 1997
Michael Jackson arrives on stage during his 'HiStory' concert tour held in New York in 1997 Dave Hogan/Getty Images

On Friday, the estate of Michael Jackson sued the performer's former manager, Tohme R. Tohme.

The ex-advisor, who worked with Jackson from Jan. 2008 until Mar. 2009, is accused of influencing the Grammy-winning megastar to sign "unconscionable contracts" for self-serving financial gain during the final years of the singer's life.

The contracts in question include a self-negotiated producer’s fee for a series of comeback concerts in London, and a debt-related Neverland Ranch deal.

The estate wants Jackson's missing property and financial records returned, as well as a ruling that keeps Tohme away from the estate's money. 

Tohme claims he is owed a percentage of the millions collected by the estate in the time since Jackson's death. It is believed he will file his own lawsuit.

 

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