Jackson's Estate Slams Sale Of 'Unofficial' Belts
A lawyer representing the estate of MICHAEL JACKSON has condemned the sale of commemorative belts which have allegedly been produced without the permission of the trustees.
The belts, which feature signatures from the late star's three young children, have allegedly been sanctioned by the Thriller hitmaker's parents, Joe and Katherine, and TMZ.com has obtained a photograph which appears to show the pair signing one of the items.
One of the belts has also allegedly been autographed by Jackson's kids and is to be put under the hammer at an auction for a reported $5,000 (£3,333), while 7,000 other unsigned belts are also set for sale online.
But Howard Weitzman, a lawyer representing the late singer's estate, is adamant the belts have not been authorised and claims trustees oppose the sale of any merchandise which allegedly features the signature of Jackson's children.
He tells TMZ.com, "The Trustees of the Estate of Michael Jackson did not authorise the making or the sale of the Michael Jackson Tribute Belts. We would never condone the use of Michael's children's signatures to promote the sale of merchandise."