Michael Jackson testified earlier today in Santa Maria Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif., during a $21 million lawsuit brought against him by Marcel Avram for failing to appear at two millennium concerts. Avram, Jackson’s longtime promoter, accuses the singer of backing out of two millennium concerts which were to take place Dec. 31, 1999.
Avram’s $21.2 Million Suit Against Jacko Starts Today
November 12, 2002 – The New York Post has more details on concert promoter Marcel Avram’s $21.2 million suit against Michael Jackson, which goes to trial today in Santa Maria Superior Court in California. Avram claims Jackson – after agreeing to perform four concerts in 1999 – squandered the budget for production costs and canceled the final two concerts, leaving Avram holding the bag with all the unpaid bills.
Avram May Have Trouble Collecting Against Jacko
November 12, 2002 – The lawsuit filed by Micheal Jackson’s former promoter Marcel Avram is going to trial this week, where he’s seeking at least $21.2 million for breach of contract, fraud and defamation. A source tells MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls that “Even if [Avram] wins, he shouldn’t hold his breath waiting to collect. Jackson’s fortune ain’t what it used to be.”
Michael Jackson Clearing Out His 200 Cats
November 5, 2002 – Globe magazine reports Michael is giving away 200 kittens and cats that have been living at his Neverland Ranch. Jacko had been collecting the felines for his kids, who adore them, but he realized that his own caretakers had been caring for the cats’ furballs that had been nested all over the estate. Jackson told his people to get rid of the kitties, but do it 10 or 20 at a time so that his children don’t notice.
Siegfried and Roy Show Has A First
November 5, 2002 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Monday, “The other night in Las Vegas, Michael Jackson went to see a Siegfried and Roy show. True story. Michael Jackson went to see Siegfried and Roy show. Yeah, and afterwards, Siegfried and Roy said, ‘Wow, that’s the first time we weren’t the weirdest people in the room.'”