Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's Estate 'Settles Royalties Battle With Thriller Model'

The executors of Michael Jackson's estate have settled a royalty battle with the former Playboy model who starred in his iconic Thriller video, according to a report.
Ola Ray, who played Jackson's girlfriend in the groundbreaking promo, filed a lawsuit against the King of Pop shortly before he died in 2009, claiming she was still owed unpaid royalties stemming from her appearance in the video.
Her lawyer insisted she was owed a "substantial sum", claiming the copyright value of the Thriller video is worth millions - and Tmz.com reported on Thursday (10May12) that estate chiefs have reached a settlement with Ray.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.


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I think the problem is that Michael Jackson's life was so busy that he relied on many people to look after his financial affairs so he could get on with composing his music and writing his songs, lyrics and performing in his concerts, paying the charities and all the other humanitarian visits etc. Sometimes they let him down. He couldn't watch it all and be everywhere at once.
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Michael Jackson trusted too many people to pay his bills and handle his business which he had nothing to do with !!! his estate stole from him and didnt pay his bills but kept the money for themselves and MJ had no idea!! NEVERLAND was built for children to enjoy with cancer!! which no other celeb ever has done! MJ was too good for his own good!! and the estate/family is selling everything he worked for! and there is a small chance MJ got away..who knows???
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Did Michael Jackson every empoly anyone honest? Was he so gullible that every single person he encountered ended up being nothing more than a con artist or totally unreliable? Fans say he was such a savvy business man yet seems to have been continually and absolutely an unrealiable judge of character since no-one around him was honest. His people didn't pay his bills, his doctor fed him drugs and killed him (that he employed having known him for several years so he knew he would get his 'supply' from him) his security didn't secure him, his managers conned him. What have I missed? He was obviously never, and totally incapable, of making a good judgement that thoughtout his life he never once was able to have a single person in his emply that could be trusted. Everyone was out for him, everyone was after his money, everyone was out to murder him, everyone was set on his destruction. Come on, why only Michael Jackson? Because he himself was untrustworthy and dishonest. That's why. Cmon fans, get real and realise that too much of what happened to him can't have constantly been the fault of others. Did he have no control over his life at all. All this happened and he has no responsibility whatsoever. All these dishonest people and he had no responsibility whatsoever. I like that he had time to pay his charities but not his hairdresser lol And, what are charities doing now that Jacko is dead? Seems that the fans think he was the worlds only charitable donator. Wrong, just that others don't need to shout about it. You really should think before you excuse because you make him out to be an idiot as well that he was so gullible. Wake up and smell the coffee.
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sending blue eyes a middle finger along with a nyc raspberry,.mj is gone, leave his children and family aloneand no i wasnt a groupie or madly in love with him. his perforamnces were outstanding.he was honest and showed too much love to people who did not deserve it. all this conjecture serves no good purpose. so SHUT UP!! All ready
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love asks no questions,demands nothing, trusts in alland endures foreverthat is a quote from the bible.
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I don't think blue eyes will be worried one fig about your middle finger. In fact it will go to show that fantards really have no idea. Blue eyes made comments and you can only retort with an abusive gesture. But how about telling us why the freak was constantly surrounded surrounded himself with dishonset people if they were to blame for all of his woes. Why so many unreliable people if he was so clued up? You can't be savvy if you can't make just one single right choice. If you can't figure people out and are constantly being conned how does than make you a 'good' businessman? Answer ..... he wasn't. He was gullible because he barely had two brain cells to rub together. Middle finger or rant as much as you like but if everyone else is responsible for his problems, he was lousey at judging people. Either that or he was deliberately withholding payments. Geez even his staff had to sue him for their wages, and not just once. So what is it to be. He knew what he was doing or he was unable to make a single right choice on people or matters? Because lets face it, his life was full of scandal so at what point do you blame him and not someone else? Taking into account he employed and paid those someone elses.
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I've got to say, I agree with Kiddo. I could add : marginally talented at best, over inflated ego, and gross. People who defend or listen to his music immediately seem , to my thinking, a bit too perverse. A bit too sympathetic towards perversity. And Dishonest themselves.
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I support Inter/racial relationships! I believe love has no color!♥ InterrαciαlÇhαtS.Çom ♥ This club is for those of us that don't discriminate! This is to all people who don't care about somebody's ethnic background, just how they are on the inside.If you want to find a sincere Inter/racial relationship. If you are serious. Come and join us!
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details bs. this must be the lie du jourit s none of anyone s business. give it a rest
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How many people did he owe money to? He seems to have used the serives of many but paid none or very few. He was dishonest as well as a digusting freak. And fantards blame the tabloids for his crap reputation. Just like Wacko himself, they blame everyone but the one who caused it all. I mean 27 years of being a druggie and they blame someone else. A lifetime of sordid behaviour and they blame everyone else lol Get a grip floons, he played your strings just the way he needed to. Cried those croc tears when all along he was laughing in your faces. Remove the blinkers and join the real world.
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