Furniture Store Sues Michael Jackson
A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill.A Los Angeles antiques and furniture store has sued pop star Michael Jackson for allegedly failing to pay a nearly $180,000 bill. Kamad Enterprise, which owns Mayfair Gallery, claimed Jackson owes $178,875 of the $378,875 in merchandise he allegedly purchased in May, according to a complaint filed yesterday (Nov. 18) in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Mayfair Gallery sells mostly 19th-century European furniture. Jackson bought 20 items, including a malachite urn, a Louis XVI-style bust clock, silver bread holder and an "Austrian gold-painted dancing girl," the complaint said.
Jackson attorney Brian Oxman said he had not reviewed the complaint. "Like other proceedings involving Michael Jackson, we'll look at it carefully and deal with it in a professional manner," he said.
It was the second legal action against Jackson this week alleging he failed to pay bills. J. Marc Schaffel, a former producer and business associate, sued the singer Tuesday, claiming Jackson owes him more than $3 million in loans and producing fees.
Jackson is also facing child molestation charges, to which he has pleaded not guilty. His trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 31.
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