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Michael Jackson's publicist sues for $44 million

Tbd-michaeljackson050809 Michael Jackson's former publicist has sued the performer for $44 million, claiming the King of Pop never paid her. And if you're MJ's publicist, that includes combat pay.

Raymone Bain was Jackson's rep around about when he was being tried for child sexual abuse in 2005, and served as general manager of the Michael Jackson Company in 2006, overseeing business affairs, Reuters reports.

"Unfortunately, Mr. Jackson has elected not to honor the financial obligations of our contractual relationship, despite my numerous attempts to amicably resolve this matter," Bain said in a statement. "I am sincerely disappointed in Mr. Jackson's failure to honor his obligations."

It's at this point that we really are beginning to wonder, where is Michael getting all this money from? That $400 million from that London concert deal? Yeah, Bain helped negotiate that, too.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:34am]


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