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Michael Jackson Justice: Slipery Slope, Sony's Rope - Part 4

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The Conspiracy against God is about "The Word", and the profaning of His Holy Name within us. Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael's story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Slipery Slope, Sony's Rope - Part 4




Slipery Slope, Sony's Rope - Part 4

(Stephanie then sent me a NEW timeline, which included some Branca stuff:

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:52 PM
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Hi Bonnie!
I am so happy that you liked my time line, below is a cleaner version for you...I started at what I believe is the very beginning of his demise. I will send a follow up email to your last two emails, but I wanted to send you this article asap:

Let me know what you think!!



Steph's personal MJ Timeline


"When they first met in the 1970s, they were two of the most famous entertainers on earth---Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. They became good friends. Their partnership in the early 1980s produced hits like "Say Say Say" and "The Girl Is Mine." There was a lot of common ground between them." But the relationship between Jackson and McCartney was ruined in 1985 when Michael bid for the rights to the Beatles song copyright catalogue. Jackson won, paying $47.5 million for more than 200 songs, including classics such as "Yesterday" and "Let It Be."The details of the 10-month negotiations never became entirely clear. The story goes that one day at Paul McCartney' s house they were having dinner and Paul casually mentioned that the way to make real money in the music business is through publishing," the acquisition of the songs was the move of a very smart businessman. "Michael Jackson's investment in the Beatles' catalog was one of the most brilliant coups in all of music history," Sisario told ABC News. "He got his hands on the most valuable songs that there are for a pretty small amount of money. That has ballooned from about $50 million into more than a billion dollars."But McCartney was furious, and the two reportedly didn't speak for years. "You know what doesn't feel very good," McCartney said as recently as 2006, "is going on tour and paying to sing all my songs. Every time I sing 'Hey Jude,' I've got to pay someone." and Randy Phillips and countless tours pop up) "It' (Randy Phillips handles all of Paul's tours though AEG, simply google Paul McCartenys not just about the money," Sisario said. "It's about music. It's about what Paul McCartney created with John Lennon. I mean, this is his legacy to the world. And naturally he wants to own it, he wants to control it."
At the time of his death, the pop icon was an estimated 1/2 billion dollars in debt. Jackson's song collection was his largest asset.
 HYPERLINK "http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/MichaelJackson/story?id=7952215&page=1" \t "_blank"
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/MichaelJackson/story?id=7952215&page=1

Here is the timeline I have built so far...
1984--After the record-setting success of his  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_%28album%29" \o "Thriller (album)" \t "_blank" Thriller album, Michael Jackson asked DiLeo to take over as his manager. DiLeo was the executive producer for the full-length movie  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonwalker" \o "Moonwalker" \t "_blank" Moonwalker, wrote and executive produced three Pepsi-Cola commercials (including negotiating a landmark endorsement deal), and eight music videos including the Grammy winning video "Leave Me Alone". DiLeo managed Jackson's  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_World_Tour" \o "Bad World Tour" \t "_blank" Bad World Tour, and the Jackson family's  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Tour_%28The_Jacksons_tour%29" \o "Victory Tour (The Jacksons tour)" \t "_blank" Victory Tour.
1985--John Branca, Jackson's attorney, advised the singer that the Northern Songs catalogue was up for sale. Warned of the competition he would face in buying such popular songs, Jackson remained resolute in his decision to purchase them. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-tara_335.E2.80.93338-8" \t "_blank" [9] Branca approached McCartney's attorney to query whether the Beatle was planning to bid. The attorney stated he wasn't; it was "too pricey". HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-tara_335.E2.80.93338-8" \t "_blank" [9] McCartney had previously attempted to purchase Northern Songs alongside John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono in 1981 for $20 million; the pair would each pay $10 million. Ono refused as she thought it was too high a price. Not wanting to spend the $20 million himself, McCartney let the sale fall through. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-tara_335.E2.80.93338-8" \t "_blank" [9] After months of negotiating, Branca closed the deal and purchased Northern Songs on Jackson's behalf for $47.5 million. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-tara_335.E2.80.93338-8" \t "_blank" [9]Since Bandier laid claim to the ATV catalog back when it still belonged to a British company (affiliate of the BBC) and lost his bid to Michael Jackson, the path was laid. Michael effectively became a multi-million dollar corporation as a result of that catalog alone. John Branca helped him secure the deal for that catalog. Michael’s winning bid became the start of the conspiracy.
1886-- Dr. Arnold Klein began treating Michael serving as his dermatologist for the next 30 years
1988-- Quote from Dileo after being fired by Michael Jackson “I have a strong belief in what comes around goes around. It’s called Karma, and I hope Michael understands what that means. If he doesn’t now, one day he will.” Frank Dileo has been fired from a job he’d held for five years—that of Michael Jackson’s manager.Dileo and Jackson had just finished the grueling 16-month-long Bad World Tour. The stress of moving the MJ circus—213 strong—every three days across four continents had caused Dileo to put on considerable weight. So he headed to Duke University’s medical center to trim down and regain his health. The doctors discovered he’d developed diabetes. A week into his weight-loss regimen, he got the news that he’d been unceremoniously dumped by the King of Pop.
1990-- John Branca tries to convince Michael Jackson to share equity in his publishing in 1990. Michael Jackson abruptly left Branca in 1990 when record company mogul David Geffen convinced him that Branca exerted too much control.  (Pro Branca)
1991--March--Michael Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $100 million, a record-breaking deal at the time  1991--November 8th-26th--"Black or White" is the lead single from Michael Jackson's Dangerous album. It was released on November 8, 1991 as the album's lead single. Dangerous is the eighth  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_album" \o "Studio album" \t "_blank" studio album by  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \o "Michael Jackson" \t "_blank" Michael Jackson, released on November 26, 1991. It became his second to debut at #1 on the  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_200" \o "Billboard 200" \t "_blank" Billboard 200 album chart, where it spent the next four consecutive weeks. The album had sold over 32 million copies worldwide. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangerous_%28album%29" \l "cite_note-mtv1-1" \t "_blank" The album won one Grammy for Best Engineered Album - Non Classical won by Bruce Swedien & Teddy Riley HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangerous_%28album%29" \l "cite_note-Grammy-2" \t "_blank"  and is the most successful  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_jack_swing" \o "New jack swing" \t "_blank" new jack swing album of all time. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangerous_%28album%29" \l "cite_note-New_jack_swing-3" \t "_blank" Dangerous was the first album ever to spawn eight consecutive UK Top 20 hits.
1991. It became his second to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart
1992--May--Jackson became firm friends with Jordan Chandler and his family after, as he was a fan of Jackson. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_child_sexual_abuse_accusations_against_Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-campbell_47-50-8" \t "_blank" Their friendship became so close that the  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Enquirer" \o "National Enquirer" \t "_blank" National Enquirer ran a featured story with the title "Michael's New Adopted Family", which implied that Jackson had "stolen" the boy from his estranged father, Evan Chandler, who was admittedly jealous over Jackson's influence on his son.
1993--Jackson re-hired Branca and appointed him as one of his representatives on the Board of Sony/ATV. (
1993--An excerpt of a recorded conversation between Evan Chandler's father and stepfather which can be found in a book entitled "Redemption", by Geraldine Hughes- Evan's father is speaking: “I’m prepared to move against Michael Jackson. It’s allready set. There are people involved that are waiting for my phone call that are in certain positions. I’ve paid them to do it. Everything’s going according to a certain plan that isn’t just mine. Once I make that phone call, this guy is going to destroy everybody in sight in any devious, nasty, cruel way that he can do it. And I’ve given him full authority to do that.” Whoever this person is that the father is referring to probably had proximity to Michael Jackson, and the ability to control people in Michael Jackson’s world. If Frank Dileo was responsible, it would explain why so many former employees gave interviews saying they saw michael jackson do things with children. Jackson was soon accused of child molestation by 13-year-old Jordan Chandler and his father, Evan Chandler. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-looking_back_on_1993-102" \t "_blank"  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_485-486-103" \t "_blank"  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_477-478-104" \t "_blank" The Chandler family demanded payment from Jackson, and the singer initially refused. Jordan Chandler eventually told the police that Jackson had sexually abused him. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_496-498-105" \t "_blank"  Dr. Chandler was tape-recorded discussing his intention to pursue charges, saying, "If I go through with this, I win big-time. There's no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever ... Michael's career will be over". Jordan's mother was, however, adamant that there had been no wrongdoing on Jackson's part. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_477-478-104" \t "_blank" [Jackson later used the recording to argue that he was the victim of a jealous father whose only goal was to extort money from the singer.
1993--December--In December 1993 Gordon hastily arranged a press conference in Tel Aviv where he had Jackson read a statement claiming to believe the sensational allegations against her younger brother might be true. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson" \l "cite_note-35" \t "_blank"  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson" \l "cite_note-36" \t "_blank" This was an abrupt reversal of her previous defense of Michael against the charges. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson" \l "cite_note-37" \t "_blank"  Gordon claimed La Toya had proof which she was prepared to disclose for a fee of $500,000. A bidding war between US and UK tabloids began, but fell through when they realized that her revelations were not what she had claimed them to be. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_534-540-38" \t "_blank" According to La Toya, Gordon threatened to have siblings Michael and Janet killed if she didn't follow his orders. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson" \l "cite_note-femalefirst-33" \t "_blank"  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson" \l "cite_note-39" \t "_blank"
1994--January 1--Jackson's insurance carrier settled with the Chandlers out of court for $22 million, after which time the Chandlers stopped co-operating with the criminal investigation. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-subpoena-objection-110" \t "_blank"  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_540-545-111" \t "_blank" The out-of-court settlement's documentation specifically stated Jackson admitted no wrongdoing and no liability; the Chandlers and their family lawyer Larry Feldman signed it without contest. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-112" \t "_blank" The Chandlers' lawyer Mr. Feldman also explicitly stated "nobody bought anybody's silence".
1994--May--Michael marries Lisa Marie Presley (did he tell Lisa anything during that time that co INCLUDEPICTURE "http://o.aolcdn.com/cdn.webmail.aol.com/32212/images/common/space.gif" \* MERGEFORMATINET uld be useful for this doc?)
1995--Jackson merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's music publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Jackson retained half-ownership of the company, earned $95 million upfront as well as the rights to even more songs.  The company became the third largest music publisher in the world.The value of Sony/ATV Music Publishing has varied in reports. Industry experts have estimated the company to be worth as much as $1.5 billion.
2001--May--Jackson denied rumours that he was planning to sell the Beatles' song catalogue. Rumours had circulated that the singer was to sell them in order to finance the upkeep of Neverland Ranch and to cover legal bill expenses. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-Jackson_.27will_not_sell.27_Beatles_song-12" \t "_blank" The singer announced in a statement, "I want to clarify a silly rumour - the Beatles catalogue is not for sale, has not been for sale and will never be for sale." HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-Jackson_.27will_not_sell.27_Beatles_song-12" \t "_blank" Sony/ATV Music Publishing continued to acquire song catalogues in the 21st century.   HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Diffie" \o "Joe Diffie" \t "_blank" Joe Diffie's " HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Rock_from_the_Sun_%28album%29" \o "Third Rock from the Sun (album)" \t "_blank" Third Rock from the Sun" and  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-Sony.2FATV_Music_Publishing_signs_Tony_Martin-13" \t "_blank"
2001--October--Invincible is Jackson's first full-length album in six years, and it would be the last album of new material he released while still alive. The release of the album was preceded by a dispute between Jackson and his record label, Sony. Jackson had expected the licenses to the masters of his albums to revert to him sometime in the early 2000s. Once he had the licenses, he would be able to promote the material however he pleased and he would also be able to keep all the profits. However, due to various clauses in the contract, the revert date turned out to be many years away. Jackson discovered that the attorney who represented him in the deal was also representing Sony. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_610.E2.80.93611-133" \t "_blank" Jackson was also concerned about another conflict of interest. For a number of years, Sony had been pushing to buy all of Jackson's share in their music catalog venture. Jackson feared that Sony might have something to gain from Jackson's career failing, since if his career did fail he would have to sell his share of the catalog. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_614.E2.80.93617-137" \t "_blank"  Jackson sought an early exit from his contract. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_610.E2.80.93611-133" \t "_blank"  Just before the release of  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_%28Michael_Jackson_album%29" \o "Invincible (Michael Jackson album)" \t "_blank" Invincible, Jackson informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment,  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Mottola" \o "Tommy Mottola" \t "_blank" Tommy Mottola, that he was leaving Sony. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson" \l "cite_note-tara_610.E2.80.93611-133" \t "_blank" As a result, all singles releases, video shootings and promotions concerning the Invincible album were suspended.
2002--Jackson has spent the last couple of months complaining that Sony didn't do enough to promote and market ''Invincible,'' released last November on Sony's Epic label, which sold 2 million copies in the U.S. and only a few million more in the rest of the world -- lackluster figures by Jackson's standards. Sony says it has done plenty, having spent $50 million producing and promoting the album, but it balked at Jackson's request earlier this year for $8 million to shoot a third video for the album, the Times reports. But the dispute over the handling of ''Invincible'' grew out of a larger struggle between Jackson and Sony over Jackson's effort this year to renegotiate his contract with the label, where he has spent his entire adult career, those involved in the negotiations tell the Times.At issue are two sets of assets. One is Jackson's master recordings, which Sony is supposed to turn over to him in seven years, but which he wants in three. (Owning those will mean he no longer has to split royalties with Sony.) The other is Sony/ATV, the music publishing company that Jackson co-owns with Sony, which holds the copyrights to several hundred thousand songs, including the catalogs of the Beatles and such Sony artists as Bob Dylan. (Last week, Sony/ATV bought Nashville publisher Acuff-Rose, which holds the rights to 55,000 country songs.) Both Jackson and Sony want to buy out each other's stake in the publishing venture, the Times says.
The Times quotes two people close to Jackson as saying he plans to sue Sony. ''If you look ahead to what can happen, it's in the courtroom,'' one of them told the Times. ''Then it gets interesting.'' Sharpton tells the Times he didn't know that the dispute between Jackson and Sony was that acrimonious when Jackson called him in May with the idea for the black musicians' initiative. ''Michael had told me he was involved in a negotiation at that point,'' Sharpton said. "But I did not know if it had turned hostile or not''.
But it had, coming to a head with Jackson's public appearances Saturday, including one at a Sharpton-sponsored rally, at which Jackson called Mottola (who is also Mariah Carey's ex-husband) a racist. Later in the day, he held up a poster depicting Mottola as the devil.
2002--July-- MJ protesting Sony/Mottola/not supporting his new album...this is what he was doing while his "will" was allegedly being created and signed by him in Lols Angeles.... HYPERLINK "http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319537,00.html" \t "_blank" http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319537,00.html
2003--Thomas Mesereau claims he was initially approached to be the legal counsel for Michael Jackson in November 2003. He began to investigate John Branca, and it was discovered that Branca had an offshore account in which Sony transferred funds to Branca while Branca was representing Michael. On February 3, Michael Jackson Terminated Branca as his Attorney.  Branca didnt follow instructions such as returning original documents including the 2002 Will. Nor did he resign as executor as Barry Siegel did. Branca therefore didnt comply with the 2003 instructions and therefore is acting in a fraudulent manner. He should NOT have a copy of MJ's 2002 Will and should not be a co-executor per Michael's instructions of 2003 --the firing letter from Mesereau -- HYPERLINK "http://loveformichaeljackson.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/jacksonfiringbrancaletter1.jpg" \t "_blank" http://loveformichaeljackson.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/jacksonfiringbrancaletter1.jpg
2004--Jackson brother Randy and his lawyer, Brian Oxman, friend of Mesereau, decided to replace Geragos and Brafman with Mesereau. He joined co-counsel Cochran and Sanger in April 2004.
2005--Mesereau questioned the investigator about Branca in court written transcripts . In 2005 Mesereau also revealed that the song catalogue had been valued at between $4 billion and $5 billion. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-Witness:_Jacko_Lived_Way_Above_Means-26" \t "_blank" The company's song catalogue is believed to generate up to $80 million a year; The Beatles' hits alone bring in $30 million to $45 million a year. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-Jackson.27s_finances_are_solid.2C_adviser_says-24" \t "_blank"  Jackson's other publishing firm, Mijac, which publishes songs written by Jackson himself and which is administered by competitor  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner/Chappell_Music" \o "Warner/Chappell Music" \t "_blank" Warner/Chappell Music, is valued to be worth at least $75 million. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony/ATV_Music_Publishing" \l "cite_note-Michael_Jackson_may_be_near_bankruptcy-27" \t "_blank"
2006--Branca resigned as Jackson's lawyer and sold back his equity interest in Sony/ATV.
2008--March--Increasingly, Jackson's inner circle is shrinking down to a core group of key advisers. Mindful of having taken bad advice in the past, he now relies on the select counsel of a handful of eminences grises. One of them is the suave Peter Lopez, a highly-regarded entertainment lawyer with excellent Hollywood credentials. Lopez confirms that Jackson is in 'continued dialogue' with AEG Live and that there have been a number of 'informal conversations' with both Fuller and Wall over the course of the past year. 'All of these I would categorise as preliminary, ongoing discussions,' he says, over the phone from his office in Los Angeles. 'Michael is very excited to be moving forward.' Lopez also insists that talk of a financial crisis is 'hogwash'. 'Neverland is not being auctioned off, it's simply that Michael has changed lenders. This talk emerges from several journalists in the US who love to spin things in the most negative way possible. The facts are the facts and he's had some cash flow issues in the past, but it's all under control now.'
2009--January--Dr. Tohme takes MJ to the Palm Hotel in Las Vegas to meet/sign a 10 show Deal with Randy Phillips and AEG
2009 March 13th--Tickets go on sale for "This is It"
2009--March 27th--A press release announces MJ has fired Frank Dileo and hired Leonard Rowe as his new manager
2009--May 12th--Randy Phillips claimed that his company was “well-insured” and that Jackson had passed a physical with “flying colors”.
2009--May 15th-- During this meeting with Randy Phillips and Frank Dileo, Joe TOLD them Michael was sick and neede help, they ignored him. It was during THIS MEETING that Randy Phillips had the opportunity to STOP these concerts and get MJ into a rehab facility and SAVE HIS LIFE…..he blew Joe off.
 HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/tag/LondonConcert/" \t "_blank" http://www.tmz.com/tag/LondonConcert/ We've learned there was a secret meeting yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel , where Michael Jackson made it clear he will not perform with Janet and the Jackson 5; and the dude who organized the concert tour tells us he will sue them.
2009--May 20th--Mj's 1st London show has been pushed back from the 8th to the 13th of July 2009  HYPERLINK "http://www.billboard.com/news/michael-" \t "_blank" http://www.billboard.com/news/michael-jackson-postpones-opening-of-london-1003975037.story#/news/michael-jackson-postpones-opening-of-london-1003975037.story

2009--June 17, eight days before Jackson died, Jackson signed a letter hiring Branca back as his lawyer.
2009--June 25th--Michael Jackson is murdered
2009--June 30th--Frank Dileo announces he has been appointed to the board of Sony/ATV Music Publishing
2009--June 30th--AEG announces they have hours of practice footage of MJ that will possibly be released as a film.Footage from Jackson’s final rehearsals is already being compiled for a DVD and album
2009--July 1st--Branca produced Jackson's final will and testament, which designated Branca as executor. The Jackson family filed a preemptive probate action in the Los Angeles Superior Court, based on the allegation that Jackson died "intestate," without a valid will. Branca filed the will in Los Angeles on July 1, 2009 and was appointed co-executor.  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Branca" \l "cite_note-3" \t "_blank" Katherine Jackson has since filed a petition to the Court, asking for a determination whether she will be disinherited under the "no-contest" clause of the will if she challenges Branca's appointment as executor. After filling for interim control of her son's will, the judge informed his mother that Branca, along with John McClain would continue to be primary executors of the pop icon's will.  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Branca" \l "cite_note-4" \t "_blank" Since that decision there has been no word wether Jackson will get further control over her son's assets, but it is obvious that this is the case since the film This Is It and the current Cirque de Sole deal, in which, both Branca and McClain had major roles in did not involve Katherine Jackson
2009--July 7th--Staples holds mermorial for MJ, According to New York Daily News, more than 31 million watched Michael Jackson’s memorial service tribute, the “second” most watched broadcast memorial service after Princess Diana’s.
Held in Los Angeles’ Staples Center, viewers watched as Jackson’s brothers, wearing his trademark white sequined glove, carried Michael Jackson’s coffin into the area designated for Michael’s coffin, where it was placed a short distance from where Jackson’s family was seated. State of the art speakers played Jackson’s songs, “We Are The World” and “Heal The World”, while, above the stage, a large screen broadcast video clips of Jackson performing his famous moonwalk at Motown’s 25th Anniversary Special, young Michael, and Michael Jackson kissing his long lost pet chimpanzee Bubbles. The memorial service was arranged by concert promoters AEG Live and held in AEG’s Staples Center while the feed to the media was free. AEG Live abstained from selling merchandise to the 11,000 who held free tickets to the service.
2009--July 7th--Randy Phillips says MJ ducked out of more than two and a half months of preparation for the 02 shows and only put in any effort in the last two weeks before his death. Speaking exclusively to the News of the World, Phillips said: "The public have to understand - Michael wasn't the hardest worker in the world."A lot of the rehearsals had been for the dancers, musicians and backing singers, he wasn't actually participating."But Phillips said the final rehearsal before the star died of a cardiac arrest was "magnificent".  The AEG boss also denied his firm pushed Michael into committing to the 50 shows. He said: "The original deal was 30 shows. We started with 10 - putting 30 is a disincentive for people to buy early."
2009--July 22--People magazine reports that Katherine filed a request to Jackson’s attorneys handling Jackson’s estate to “speed up” their efforts. Katherine alleged that, so far, the attorneys “apparently intent on keeping her in the dark as much and for as long as possible.” What’s interesting to note is just who responded to Katherine’s request: the attorneys handling the Jackson estate, John Branca and John McClain, and AEG: “Attorneys for Jackson’s estate and AEG, which was to promote Jackson’s big comeback concert this summer in London, countered that her request is “voluminous, burdensome and invasive.” They also expressed concern that Katherine would not uphold a confidentiality agreement for Jackson’s concert deal.”
2009--July 23--Insider.com reported that AEG Live had filed papers in order to petition the probate court handling Michael Jackson’s estate. According to the AEG spokesperson, AEG filed a request for “special notice, meaning we can receive copies of papers filed as part of the proceedings”. AEG went on to state that they were an “interested party” and that they have a right to be aware of the information”.
2009--July 29--The Chicago Tribune reported Sony Pictures had paid $60 million to concert promoter AEG Live for the “rights to 80 hours of Michael Jackson rehearsal footage recorded in preparation for his ill-fated “This Is It” tour”. Purportedly 90% of the $60 million will go to the Jackson estate.
2009--July 30th--It is discovered by myself and posted on TMZ that AEG had sold box suites for the Staples center funereal for $5,000 a piece, with the promise that a donation would go to the LAPD. Not true.  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/30/michael-jackson-memorial-city-attorney-probes-aeg-l-a-police-foundation-lapd/" \t "_blank" http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/30/michael-jackson-memorial-city-attorney-probes-aeg-l-a-police-foundation-lapd/
2009--July 31st--TMZ has learned AEG has dropped off the $90,000 to the L.A. Police Foundation -- as promised. We're told part of the money will go to build a memorial for fallen officers in front of the new police headquarters in downtown L.A. AEG is finally putting its money where its mouth is -- saying they will follow through with their promise to donate money raised at the Michael Jackson memorial to the L.A. Police Foundation. The timing couldn't be more impeccable, considering HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/30/michael-jackson-memorial-city-attorney-probes-aeg-l-a-police-foundation-lapd/" \t "_blank" we broke a story yesterday that the L.A. City  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/31/aeg-ready-to-fork-over-90-000-today/" \t "_blank" Attorneywas investigating AEG for not forking over the money. According to the  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/31/aeg-ready-to-fork-over-90-000-today/" \t "_blank" LA Times INCLUDEPICTURE "http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif" \* MERGEFORMATINET , the company plans to make a $90,000 donation today from money made on the sale of 18 suites for the July 7th memorial at theStaples Center.  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/31/aeg-ready-to-fork-over-90-000-today/" \t "_blank" http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/31/aeg-ready-to-fork-over-90-000-today/
2009--July 31st--AEG Confidentiality Agreement Seeks to Muzzle Katherine Jackson
2009--August 19th--Press release sent out by Frank Dileo Entertainment Group LLC pushing fake tribute show for MJ  HYPERLINK "http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0827_starlinkpr.pdf" \t "_blank" http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0827_starlinkpr.pdf
2009--August 29th--TMZ posts the story, Dilelo denies  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/29/michael-jackson-tribute-concery-frank-dileo-mark-lamicka/" \t "_blank" http://www.tmz.com/2009/08/29/michael-jackson-tribute-concery-frank-dileo-mark-lamicka/
2009--October 28th--"This is It" two week limited release begins
2009--November 1st-- "Michael Jackson's This Is It" pulled in $101 million worldwide in its first five days, and distributor Sony is extending the farewell performance  HYPERLINK "http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33577272" \t "_blank" film beyond its planned two-week run. The film was the No. 1 Halloween thriller domestically with a $21.3 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday."This Is It" raised its domestic total to $32.5 million. The movie pulled in $68.5 million overseas, including $10.4 million in Japan, $6.3 million in Germany, $5.8 million in France and $3.2 million in China.
2009--November 5th--The body of Evan Chandler is discovered in his Jersey City residence at about 5:35 p.m. after he went missing.
2009--November 30th--Sony Pictures announced that "This Is It" will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 26. According to  HYPERLINK "http://www.homemediamagazine.com/sony-pictures/sony-readies--it-dvd-and-blu-ray-disc-17695" \t "_blank" Home Media Magazine, the DVD version will include an hour of extra footage in the form of featurettes on the making of the film, costumes, dancer auditions and the performers' memories of Jackson. The Blu-Ray will contain that footage, plus an additional half hour that includes alternate versions of videos of "Smooth Criminal" and "Thriller."
"This Is It" was originally scheduled for a two-week limited run in theaters, with hopes of a DVD version in stores by Christmas. But due to the popularity of the movie and complaints from theater owners that the Christmas release window was too soon, the run was extended by a month and the DVD release was pushed back, according to the  HYPERLINK "http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2009/10/sonys-aborted-attempt-to-release-this-is-it-dvd-before-christmas.html" \t "_blank" Los Angeles Times. The film has taken in more than $70 million at the U.S. box office since opening on October 28.
2009--December 18th-- Bruce Ayers was found dead in the middle of a sidewalk. He was 44 years old. In the article it states within the same sentence that Ayers had “met Michael several times and was a known drug abuser.” It also states that hospital records show that Ayers was hospitalized 3 different times for “pain issues” not “drug issues”. So other than Klein stating Ayers was a drug addict, where was the proof? Bruce Ayers was fired from Dr. Klein’s office in February of 2009 (right before Michael’s London Press Conference announcing his “This is It” concert series), after working for Klein for approximately three years.
2010--March 16th--Michael Jackson estate has signed the biggest deal ever in music -- worth up to $250 million with a guarantee of $200 million. The estate made the deal with Sony Music Entertainment -- the contract is for 10 projects over seven years. One album will debut in November, which contains never-before released recordings. MJ  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/16/michael-jackson-record-deal-sony-entertainment-albums-music-estate/" \t "_blank" left enough material for at least three albums of fresh material. The royalty rate on foreign sales is the key to the deal -- and 2/3 of the sales of MJ records traditionally have been outside the U.S.  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/16/michael-jackson-record-deal-sony-entertainment-albums-music-estate/" \t "_blank" Sony gets a two-year extension for the right to distribute the Michael Jackson catalog -- to 2017. The deal has nothing to do with the Beatles  HYPERLINK "http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/16/michael-jackson-record-deal-sony-entertainment-albums-music-estate/" \t "_blank" catalog -- it's all about MJ original recordings.The agreement was brokered by John Branca and John McClain, executors of the MJ estate.
2010--Apirl 30th--Peter Lopez was found dead on Friday morning at his home in the San Fernando Valley in California. A source from the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office revealed: “Lopez pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger. The bullet went through and through his brain and he died instantly. “He killed himself in the backyard and left a one page suicide note also.” Friends and family of the entertainment lawyer are, not surprisingly, reeling from the news,  saying that he showed no outward signs of depression, and trying to fathom what would tip him over the edge to the degree where he would choose to take his own life.
2010--June 18th--AEG and the Jackson estate have agreed to donate $1 million to the Los Angeles general fund, per a press release, and $300,000 in cash and equipment to the Los Angeles Police Foundation. More: That last $300,000 "will be realized thru a $90,000 payment previously contributed (raised thru the sale of suites at the Jackson Tribute) and a pledge to provide an additional $210,000 of equipment to be requested by the LAPD including an initial call for the purchase of scanners to be used by police officers patrolling skid row" 

A chart that was built and posted on an MJ fan site...
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cudiB-AbcIs/TCrP3gpUSyI/AAAAAAAAAhw/R34AZEypjvA/s1600/MJ+2010+chart+6+music+relationships.bmp


(Two problems with this timeline – One, it claims Michael left Branca for David Geffen in 1990 and didn’t rehire Branca until 1993 and appointed him to the board.  According to Wikipedia and John Branca’s own web site, he was the one that constructed the 15 year 100 million contract with Sony  in March of 1991.  So how did he do that if he wasn’t working for Michael?  Wow!  What a guy!    Also it says that Branca was appointed to the Sony ATV Board at the same time (1993, same year allegations came out w/ Chandler)  I will lay you odds that Branca was NOT appointed by Michael!   - - -

The 2009 December 18th paragraph on the timeline is MY WORDS FROM MY BLOG WORD FOR WORD!)  http://michaelsguardian.blogspot.com/2010/06/who-is-killing-michaels-friends.html  5th paragraph down!!!  This is so Sony/Branca Slanted I could puke.  I am sure there is more but this is these were glaring at me)  Moving on . . . 




UPDATE: TINI WEBSITE: (sent to my by anonymous, plz feel free to investigate for yourselves)

Found some pictures from the TINI site w/ an interesting old discussion on an old hoax board (though I'm pretty sure you have it archived):
http://www.mjkit.forumotion.net/all-odd-things-f8/this-is-not-it-is-a-strange-website-very-strange-t2926.htm
Someone there thought all the pics were photoshopped. (Though there's a pic w/ a guy there, I don't remember seeing that on TINI, but still even if just one pic is shopped, WHY?)

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As for the rest, I really don't know what to think at this point.
Maybe she is a plant? her testimony said she started following MJ eight months ago - that would be Nov 2008 I guess, that pretty much fits the timeline if she is a plant?

But, she also says she's been around 2003 and a lifelong fan, and I think that is true actually, she didn't just appear out of the blue, there are other fans who seem legitimate who have known her for longer. I've heard she was at the trial in 2005, waaaay back she posted some pictures she took at Neverland. I think that was during the trial as well. Plus a lot of fans seem to hate her and they say she was a stalker and Michael didn't like her. Whatever. But the main point is that she has been around for years, she didn't just appear out of nowhere.

That doesn't necessarily mean though that she couldn't have some agenda, though I don't know enough about her to tell. (But to be honest I don't see her as a sinister person, more like someone who wants to be "important" coupled with some genuine good intentions... maybe she's just being used? I don't think she really knows that much herself, she's just passing on whatever she's being told. All IMO. But I'm keeping an open mind for your emails.)

I do think it is strange that TINI was able to get Reuters (!) to write about them, + the site looks rather professional... so it looks to me someone involved had media connections. (There were rumours that someone in TINI was media. There were also "voices" that some of the follower fans were people who would not have been allowed to hang around MJ before. These are all just random comments I've read here and there on message boards, so again, believe or not based on gut instinct only.)
If you add the photoshopped pics, something is not right about TINI.
(With all that said I do believe what they said in their testimonies though...)

I was going to speculate a bit more but then I saw your blog update, I guess I'm just going to wait for the rest before I make up my mind?

For now, the thing that sticks out to me is the part about the non-existent Heal the World Foundation? (non-existent in the sense that it has nothing to do with MJ, and the woman obviously knows this, since she knows about Branca stopping them from using MJ's name, so why does she want to donate to them?)
1/2 Century Legends Prod for legends deceased before the age of 50? Haha, someone sure had a sense of humour, lol.
Fishy, fishy, fishy...

Although, I hope you know what you're doing putting the woman's private emails on the net like that, she'll be mad at you probably... so please YOU be safe, ok?!

Part 5

10 comments:

  1. There is more coming . . . hang in there, I don't have time to answer everyone right now. I have to check links when I post as well, so this is taking some time.

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  2. Take all the time you need, Bonnie.

    This is Very Intense!

    Lots to read and think about.

    Just do what you have to and know I'm here.....

    TO STAY!

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  3. Lots of interesting speculation about TINI and those photos on that link!

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  4. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Pass me a nice glass of Chardonay, lest I get a migraine reading this stuff without it. Yowza... It's like the old saying (edited of course), "the poop is getting pretty deep..." Ugh...

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  5. LadyA,

    You bet its getting deep and it will get deeper as we get closer to Murray's trial. Most telling is the link to the article about the nurse who is accused of killing her stepfather with propofol. Murray is out on 75,000 bail and that young woman is facing death.

    I am so interested in were this is leading.... Bonnie I am curious as to how many hits you get on your blog?


    Truth is Freedom

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  6. Bonne - Why is that she is telling you something you already know. What is her point? This is clearly shows that she did not bother to read all of your posts that contain all this as she claims that she read all of them. That is a big misleading. However, in the middle of her writing, she talks about Branca and his fraudulent activity after he got dismissed in 2003. Wow!!!! At least she admits that he is a bad guy or she is stating what is true.

    She jumped ahead and said, Branca resigned in 2006. Okay, if he resigned in 2006, when did he get hired back? I don’t think it is fare or correct to talk about his resignation in 2006 without providing any evidence or documents that he was hired back. Take it like any business that you get hired and rehired, and always there is documentation and why this is any different.

    Okay she said on June 17, 2009 Michael hired Branca. Where is the letter? Did anybody see it?

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  7. missshae - "I am so interested in were this is leading.... Bonnie I am curious as to how many hits you get on your blog?"

    I have no clue. I don't market this, I only post on twitter and a few facebook pages. Too busy researching and writing to look. :o)

    Josie - Thank you lady <3 You have been a trouper. I know how hard it is to believe people and I know what it is like when you don't know who you can trust. Just remember Michael went through the same thing many times.

    Truthbtold2 - I never suspected TINI because TINI and Samantha had a "falling out" at one time . . .probably contrived. But think about it. A website so professionally done, set up almost right after announcements for "TII" come out. My friend was right . . . looks well financed and planned in advance.

    Misshae - Forgot to mention on your comments that with everything else that has been discovered, I am going to continue to keep my eye on Murray, but I have to say that in all fairness, I thought AEG was guilty as sin too for a long time. Murray is innocent until proven guilty. He is the pivotal key. He is either the took or the scapegoat. The truth about this will come in time . . .

    Mimi - on Branca's rehiring, we all know he was not rehired back. She in this section, looks as if she is just repeating what she has seen off of different web sites. '

    I do not get this because if she was in the media all those years as per her resume, you would think her timeline would have been a lot more professional . . . this was put together in a rush, it is NOT something she has been "working on since she worked at TMZ".

    Remember, she first filled out my web form not long after all the hoopla-la with Charlie T and Randy T when they were exposed.

    I am interested to see just how Aphrodite responds to my message. Either she never left "the press" or she is truly interested in justice and just doesn't know the depth of Charlie's involvement with Sony.

    She saw a timeline I had a link to on my blog, but Michael did not hire him back. We know this.

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  8. The only thing I will say is be careful Bonnie. People get crazy when money is involved. One Love.

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  9. Hello Bonnie, since I´ve been following your blog this is the first time i post here...i think you´re doing a great job; even sometimes i don´t agree with you.
    now i want to ask you something:
    why is AEG donating this ammount of money to...the LPAD????????

    Thank you very much for your time and your efforts to find the truth

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  10. Meigadas - I'm not really sure. Originally when I read that MONTHS ago, I thought they were doing it just so they could hold this memorial for Michael without ticking off the authorities. Then reportedly they ended up paying for the memorial (S. Cal did not pay for this) but it is reported that the Estate helped too. There are conflicting stories being put out there. Those sympathetic to Sony will say AEG is putting lies out there and those who want to Boycott Sony say it is Sony.

    I have dug and dug and nowhere have I found that AEG uses paid bloggers. I pulled up no reports of litigation against AEG for pulling the stunts that Sony has (Payolla, setting up fake blogs to sell PS3, hiring paid bloggers for marketing, etc), so who's on the up and up? I would have to go with AEG on this issue.

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