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Michael Jackson's Estate Settles Outstanding Invoice With 2005 Trial Lawyer

September 24, 2010 06:48:48 GMT

In Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, September 22, attorney Tom Mesereau has finally been paid in full for his work, five years after child molestation trial closed.


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The lawyer who secured Michael Jackson's freedom in his 2005 molestation trial has settled an outstanding invoice with the executors of the King of Pop's estate. Top celebrity attorney Tom Mesereau was one of many Jackson affiliates who filed a creditor's claim with the estate following the pop star's death in June 2009, alleging he was still owed $341,452.05 for his services.

Mesereau defended the late "Thriller" hitmaker during his highly-publicized court case, in which Jackson faced seven counts of child molestation and two of administering an intoxicating agent to a 13-year-old boy. The singer denied all charges and, in June 2005, he was acquitted on all counts.

Now Mesereau has finally been paid in full for his work, five years after the trial closed. The settlement was declared in legal papers filed by the estate bosses in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, September 22.

In the documents, obtained by TMZ, the executors explain how they managed to overcome Jackson's huge debts and make a profit for the estate, revealing the "This Is It" concert documentary grossed $260 million to become the most lucrative in history, while the accompanying album sold five million copies, making it the third biggest record of 2009.

In addition, the court papers state a creditor's claim filed by Jackson's personal chef Kai Chase, who was at his Holmby Hills mansion when he died, had also been settled, with executors paying part of the $8,000 she requested.


 




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posted by james on Sep 28, 2010
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH THE FIRST SIX COMMENTS. LONG MAY MICHAEL LIVE AND MAY EVERYONE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE WAS A GOOD MAN.
posted by klk on Sep 26, 2010
Of all the debtors I am so glad Mr Mesereau was paid. Even to this day he loves Michael and stands up for him. We love and cherish Mr M for what he did for Michael. Oh and thank you Randy for getting Mr M for Michael's case.
posted by smart on Sep 26, 2010
what ever happens, i love micheal so much.
posted by nina on Sep 26, 2010
All micheal debtors will get their money, micheal is an honest man, he will live forever in our hearts, he is so precious in my life. ilove him so much.
posted by su237 on Sep 25, 2010
Great news!! I cant wait for the upcoming trial where Mr. Mesereau goes after the haters that plotted and schemed to bring Michael down. Its no secret that the trial Mike faced was a setup and part of an evil conspiracy to bring him down, then steal his music catalogue. Justice will prevail..It has to.
posted by Toni on Sep 25, 2010
I'm glad Mr. Mesereau has been paid. He is a man of high integrity and deserves the utmost respect. Michael will pay all his debtors yet - his name is GOLDEN just like his heart. Love you MJ 4 Ever.
posted by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2010
Defenders of Truth are always rewarded.

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