Thursday, July 30, 2009

Even dead, Michael Jackson is generating lawsuits over money

The LA City Attorney is currently buying pencils and post-it notes in order to find out how it is that AEG pocketed large sums of cash for boxes at the Jacko memorial, promising the cash would go to the LA Police Foundation, only for no large cheque to appear:

A rep for AEG told TMZ there were 18 suites that went for $5,000 a pop and AEG did indeed promise the money would be donated to the Police Foundation. The rep said AEG is still doing a final accounting of the event and "We have every intention of making this donation."

AEG says the city is trying to get way too much -- 7 figures -- out of them for the event. But the City Attorney believes AEG is on the hook for expenses including sanitation, transportation, street services and LAPD protection -- and that does indeed go into the 7 figures.

They were selling boxes? To a memorial? Classy.


2 comments:

M.C. Glammer said...

No doubt equally galling to Jacko's ghost that it's a donation to the police, even if it is the LA dept and not the Santa Barbara one which gave him all the nasty hassle when he was arrested. I'm reminded of the Bill Hicks line about Jesus never wanting to see another crucifix. Would Jacko really want cops benefitting from his memorial at all?

simon h b said...

Do you think AEG were carrying out his last wish ("tease the cops for me...")?

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