There’s a time when you’re right and you know you MUST fight
First it was the lawyers and now it’s time for
the accountants to answer for their wrongdoings…
Court doc download: http://cdn.digitalcity.com/tmz_documents/122206_jackson.pdf
Michael Jackson sues former
accountants in LA court
Michael Jackson is suing
his former accountants, claiming they withdrew $2.5 million a year from his
bank accounts but did not properly pay his bills.
The suit by Jackson and MJJ
Productions Inc. was filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against
Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, alleging negligence and breach of
An after-hours call Friday
to the Los Angeles-based accounting firm was not immediately returned.
The suit asks for
unspecified damages and for an accounting of money the defendants received for
Jackson hired the firm in
2003 for bookkeeping, opening bank accounts and filing personal, corporate and
real estate taxes, the lawsuit stated.
However, Jackson alleges
the accountants hired people and entered into contracts on his behalf without
getting his permission.
The accountants also did
not communicate directly with Jackson or keep him apprised of his financial
affairs, according to the suit.
Jackson sues ex-accountants
LOS ANGELES (AFP) –
Michael Jackson is suing his former accountants it has emerged, claiming they
made unauthorized business deals while charging the entertainer millions of
Jackson and his production company filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles
Superior Court on Thursday against the company Bernstein, Fox, Whitman,
Goldman and Sloan, claiming negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
Jackson is seeking unspecified damages and demanding a thorough audit of money
paid to the company for services provided.
The lawsuit alleges the company entered into contracts on Jackson’s behalf
without his approval.
It also claimed the accountants did not keep Jackson properly informed of his
financial affairs. Representatives of the accounting firm were not immediately
available for comment.
Earlier this year Jackson’s spokeswoman Raymone Bain said she suspected the
singer’s associates and business advisers of conspiring against him.
"Mr. Jackson is neither shocked nor surprised by these revelations,"
Bain said in an August 7 statement.
"He has long been suspicious that some of those whom he entrusted to act
on his behalf, and to advise him with respect to his personal and business
affairs, may not have always acted in his best interest," Bain said.
SUES FORMER LAWYERS
Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)
2006-10-17 21:42:05 –
Pop star MICHAEL JACKSON is suing Los Angeles
law firm Ayscough & Marar, accusing attorneys of trying to force him into
In papers filed on 29 August (06), but unseen
until now, Jackson accuses his former attorneys of conspiring with other
lawyers, who represented him in the past, to put him into involuntary
Michael Jackson Sues Former Lawyers
October 17, 2006 7:27 p.m. EST
Josephine Roque – All Headline News Staff Writer
Los Angeles, California (AHN) – Michael Jackson
is charging his former attorneys for conspiracy to have him put into
In the papers, Jackson accused former attorneys
Ayscough and Marar of "approaching other lawyers" who represented
Jackson "in an effort to get such lawyers to join [with them] in forcing
Jackson into involuntary bankruptcy …"
Jackson also cited claims that former attorney
Brent Ayscough threatened to leak confidential information about him to the
press, broke rules of professional conduct and committed acts of negligence and
A month earlier, Ayscough sued Jackson $216,000
in back fees.
Ayscough also revealed many of Jackson’s debts
that were printed by the media.