Michael Jackson‘s ex-manager Thome Thome‘s has not seen the $3 million he felt the King of Pop’s Estate owed him until now.
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A California judge ruled that he is owed the $3 million he was promised in a 2019 settlement with the estate despite the deal not being finalized in writing THR reported.
Thome first sued the ‘Man in the Mirror’ singer’s estate in 2012 claiming that he was owed 15 percent commission on compensation that Jackson earned during the last year of his life. He also sued for a cut of the successful concert film ‘This Is It,’ which was released a few month’s after the pop star’s death.
The parties reached a settlement in May 2019, but they were unable to agree on a written version so Thome sued again.
On Tuesday (July 14) the case was settled, with documents obtained by THR, saying:
“Here, the parties orally agreed to all of the terms and conditions of a settlement agreement. “Defendant fails to produce any evidence that parties intended for there to be a binding contract after a writing was produced, such that there exists a material issue of dispute fact.”
The outcome was not ‘Bad’ for the estate of the late pop star either, as it gets the assurance that they will not be engaged in anymore legal disputes with Thome.