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    Michael Jackson sued by Arab sheikh in UK court

    11/17/2008 4:00 PM, AP

    The son of an Arab monarch took the King of Pop to court Monday, charging that Michael Jackson took $7 million as an advance on an album and an autobiography that he never produced.
    Lawyers for Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa say their client paid Jackson expenses as an advance on the book and joint recording project with the sheikh, who is an amateur songwriter. Jackson claims the money was a gift.
    Al Khalifa, 33, was due to testify at London's Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday. Jackson's lawyer Robert Englehart said he was seeking permission to have Jackson testify by video link from Los Angeles.

    A lawyer for Al Khalifa said the royal first spoke to Jackson, 50, by telephone while the singer was on trial in California following his 2003 arrest on child molestation charges. Attorney Bankim Thanki said that Al Khalifa wanted to work with Jackson on rebuilding his career. Jackson's finances fell apart after his arrest and he was desperately short of cash.

    Al Khalifa's first payment, for $35,000, went toward paying the utility bills at Neverland, Jackson's 2,500-acre (1,000 hectare) ranch and miniature amusement park in California, Thanki said. When Jackson was found innocent of the molestation charges in June 2005, Al Khalifa footed $2.2 million in legal bills, the lawyer said.
    Al Khalifa said he believed the money would be repaid once Jackson's career recovered from the damaging trial.
    "I saw the payment as an investment in Michael's potential," the sheikh said in a statement read out by his lawyer in court. "He said he would pay me back ... through our work together."
    Al Khalifa moved Jackson and his entourage to Bahrain almost immediately after the trial, setting up a recording studio for him in Manama, the Gulf state's capital. The sheikh, who is the governor of Bahrain's Southern Province, supplied Jackson with $500,000 in cash to subsidize his lifestyle and splashed out on a $350,000 European vacation for Jackson and his associates in February of 2006, Thanki said.
    "The costs even included the expenses of bringing out Mr. Jackson's hairdresser," he said.
    The lawyer said Jackson and the sheikh became close friends and at one time both lived in a palace in Abu Dhabi owned by Al Khalifa's father, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain's king. The singer stayed nearly a year in Bahrain as a guest of the son, but the relationship soured when Jackson repudiated a business deal Thanki said they had agreed to.
    Jackson's lawyers say the pair never entered a valid agreement and that Al Khalifa's money was given freely.
    Thanki acknowledged that Al Khalifa gave some gifts to Jackson but said that most of what the singer received was part of a business deal.
    The gifts, he said, "were essentially personal effects — watches, jewelry."
    Thanki said the sheik was wealthy but that paying Jackson's bills had taken a big bite out of his finances.
    "Some of the payments were staggering by any standards," Thanki said, saying the expenditure "should not be regarded as loose change for my client."
    As for Jackson, he still appears to be in difficult financial straits.
    Last week, he was forced to give up the deed on Neverland, which is named for the mythical land of Peter Pan. The trial is being held in London because the parties had agreed to take any disputes over their deal to an English court, Al Khalifa's representatives said. The trial is due to wrap up by the end of the month.
    Source: Michael Jackson News
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    Maskini Michael Jackson!!!
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    Mambo yanapozidi kubana...sasa anajulikana kama Mikael.
    Ameamua kusilimu.
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    Jamaa inaonekana amebanwa sana. Nasikia toka Obama aliposhinda uchaguzi amekuwa akitafuta namna ya kubadilika kuwa mweusi, na kuna gossips zinasambaa zinasema kuwa ameamua kubadilisha dini na nkuwa mwislamu. Jamaa inaonekana ni mjinga kwelikweli.
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    Wacha abadili kama kaka yake si alikuwa shahidi wa yehova huyu sasa naona anageuka kuwa shahidi wa mengine wacha tuone
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    Ndiyo matatizo ya kupata mapesa chungu nzima ukiwa bado mtoto mdogo na kudharau ushauri wa hata wazazi wako waliokuleta duniani na kukulea vizuri. Alitaka awe na pua na macho kama ya Diana Ross na ngozi kama za wazungu sasa anajuta maana umaarufu mkubwa aliokuwa nao dunia nzima umepotea na sura yake hata mwenyewe haipendi tena. Ama kweli asiyefunzwa na mamaye....
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    Kila Jambo na wakati wake chini ya mbingu.
    Wakati wa kucheka na wakati wa kulia,
    Wakati wa kubadili sura na wakati wa kurudia sura ya zamani,
    Wakati wa kuoa na wakati wa kutokuoa.
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    Huyo Michael naye si kalelewa na kukulia Marekani, aliona wapi na lipi marekani ukapewa vitu vyote hivyo kama zawadi? Anataka kutuzuga tu sisi hapa..........Kala vya watu sasa wanamdai anakimbiakimbia.....
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    LONDON (Reuters) – Michael Jackson will not appear in a London court on Monday after the U.S. pop star reached a settlement "in principle" with a Bahraini prince suing him for reneging on a recording contract.
    The reclusive 50-year-old had agreed last week to testify at the High Court.
    "As Mr. Jackson was about to board his plane to London, he was advised by his legal team to postpone his travels since the parties had concluded a settlement in principle," a London spokeswoman for Jackson said on Sunday.
    "Therefore, he will not be attending court on Monday," said the spokeswoman from PR company Outside Organization.
    Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa, second son of the king of Bahrain, said Jackson failed to honor a contract to record a new album, write an autobiography and produce a stage play.
    He also told the court last week that Jackson owed him $7 million after the prince paid for legal costs, travel and other expenses in 2005 and 2006.
    Jackson and his children spent time in Bahrain as a guest of the royal family following a 2005 trial on child molestation charges, but he backed down from plans to work with Sheikh Abdullah in 2006.
    He was acquitted of the charges in 2005, but the trial left Jackson's career, reputation and financial status in tatters and he has been a virtual recluse since.
    Jackson's lawyers argued that there was no valid agreement with Sheikh Abdullah, and they have tried to portray the prince as a generous but naive, star-struck pop music amateur.
    They also say Sheikh Abdullah's payments to Jackson and his staff were intended as gifts, not part of a business agreement.
    Details of the personal and financial relationship between Jackson and Sheikh Abdullah surfaced during the first week of the trial.
    The court heard that the prince gave Jackson and his representatives $1 million before he had met the star, and provided $35,000 to pay for utility bills at the singer's Neverland Ranch in the United States.
    He paid Jackson $2.2 million in legal fees, and more than $300,000 for the services of a motivational "guru."
    Sheikh Abdullah also spent $450,000 on Jackson's brother Jermaine in late 2004 and early 2005, and paid for a Rolls-Royce car for him in California.
    Jackson and the prince spoke by telephone and collaborated on songs long-distance during the 2005 trial.
    The courts took the unusual step last week of issuing tickets to media outlets wanting to attend the hearing on Monday, in anticipation of the huge press and public interest his appearance was likely to generate.


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