Ex-manager files lawsuit against Michael Jackson's estate
Michael Jackson's former manager has filed a lawsuit against the late King of Pop's estate. Tohme Tohme claims that he saved Jackson after the molestation trial and in return he was expected to get millions of dollars.entertainment Updated: Feb 18, 2012 16:16 IST
Michael Jackson's former manager has filed a lawsuit against the late King of Pop's estate.
In the suit, Tohme Tohme claims that he saved Jackson after the molestation trial and in return he was expected to get millions of dollars, reports tmz.com.
Tohme says he was Michael's manager from 2008 until shortly before his death. Tohme claims he rehabilitated MJ both financially and personally after the trial, by coordinating media releases and shooting down false and malicious news stories about Michael.
Tohme says he saved the Neverland by arranging refinancing, for which he was entitled to $2.3 million. He also takes credit for suggesting that MJ's final tour would be called, This Is It.
According to the suit, during a discussion with Michael and AEG Live, the company that promoted Jacko's concert, Tohme chimed in that Michael selling the name, This Is It, in a "high-spirited tone" would be a smash.
In addition to the $2.3 million, Tohme wants 15 percent of the money Michael made from July 2008 until the present.
The estate has already rejected Tohme's claim and even filed legal documents claiming Tohme took advantage of Michael and did nothing for him.
First Published: Feb 18, 2012 15:54 IST