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Michael Jackson sues ex-accountants

Erstwhile 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson is suing his former accountants it has emerged claiming they made

india Updated: Dec 23, 2006 20:14 IST

Erstwhile 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson is suing his former accountants it has emerged claiming they made unauthorised business deals while charging the entertainer millions of dollars.

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.

In April, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times reported that Jackson had incurred debts of $270 million.