November 25, 2008
The King of Pop Settles with Bahraini Prince
Alas, Michael Jackson's fans will have to wait for his next law suit if they want to hear him testify. As reported earlier on this blog, Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, second son of the King of Bahrain, alleged that he loaned Mr. Jackson money when Jackson was having liquidity problems during and after his child molestation trial in 2005. Mr. Jackson apparently construed the cash infusions as gifts. According to the New York Times, Mr. Jackson, always gifted when it comes to creating buzz, first sought to testify via video and then said that he would testify in person. In the end, the parties entered into a settlement, the terms of which were . . . not disclosed. There were air kisses all around.
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