Tag: Celebrity Lawsuits
A former head of security for Michael Jackson has testified that he was concerned about the late king of pop’s exorbitant drug use. Michael la Perruque took the witness stand in the ongoing lawsuit between the Katherine Jackson and the entire Jackson family against AEG Live earlier this week.
In his testimony, La Perruque said that he was especially worried that Jackson would overdose in the early 2000′s, adding that he later seemed to get his drug use under control:
“It was my concern that he may overdose. He fought very hard to be sober,” La Perruque said under oath. “He fought very hard not to be dependent on these prescription medications.”
He went on to explain that Jackson would often call him late at night, sometimes upwards of 20 or 30 times, and was often incoherent:
“I think he was just lonely. He wanted somebody to talk to.”
We’re sure that Jackson battled many demons during his time on this earth. Who do you think is going to win the lawsuit? The Jackson family or AEG? Do you think AEG is shady or was Jackson so bad off with his drug use that he couldn’t be helped? Share your thoughts below.
We all know by now how much Michael Jackson loved his “milk” (ie: Propofol), so it’s not a surprise to many that he was really into some shocking drug use. His former wife/partner Debbie Rowe is set to testify in Katherine Jackson’s wrongful death trial about just how far Michael went to get his fix.
Her testimony could damage the Jackson’s case against the music giant, but she will tell the court how much of a hardcore drug user the King of Pop really was. Reportedly, in court, Rowe will point the finger at Jackson’s former doctor Arnie Klein. Whenever Jackson walked into his office for any type of procedure, he had an apparent standing order for Demerol and Vistaril.
Rowe will also say that Jackson kept his hardcore drug use a secret from her. TMZ has more:
Rowe will say she saw Michael on TMZ coming out of Klein’s office days before he died — looking totally out of it. We’re told she will say she called Klein after Michael died and said, “What the f**k did you give him? He’s dead and it’s your fault.” She then hung up on him.
Rowe’s testimony will further help AEG because she’ll say she had no idea Michael was secretly going to surgical offices specifically for the purpose of getting high and going to sleep.
She’ll also say she’s the only person in Michael’s world who could control him — that she’s the only one (including Michael’s family) who would say “NO.”
What do you think about the testimony that will be heard in court? Would it help or hurt the Jackson family’s case against AEG? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has just gotten her butt handed to her in a legal battle with rapper Pitbull over his song “Give Me Everything”. Just because she could sue E-Trade over “Milkaholic Lindsay” and win does not mean that she can launch a lawsuit in anyone’s direction who uses her name.
Pitbull used her name in the lyrics for the song, saying, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan”. She decided that it wasn’t fitting for her lovely brand, so she opted to sue him. TMZ reports:
But today a New York federal judge sided with Pitbull … ruling that Lindsay is dead wrong on the law — because the song is a work of art protected by the 1st amendment PLUS Lindsay’s barely even mentioned in it.
The judge also ruled … Lindsay’s allegations that she suffered emotional distress are also BS.
The case has been dismissed.
Did you think that she was going to win this case? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts!
Yesterday an unknown man going by the moniker John Doe launched a lawsuit at John Travolta, claiming that he was sexually assaulted by the actor. The lawsuit claims that John found the masseur’s ad online and contacted him for an appointment. They met up and went to the Beverly Hills Hotel and into John’s bungalow. At the time, the masseur claims that John got fully nude and gave him a massage for an hour without incident.
Afterward, the masseur claims that John tried to touch his leg and other man parts. The masseur then says that he informed John that he did not have sex with his clients, but John didn’t give up, offering to give the guy a handjob. He is suing John for $2 million in addition to punitive damages.
Now, John is hitting back at the lawsuit, claiming he wasn’t even in the area when the supposed massage was supposed to have gone down. TMZ reports:
The statement says, “This lawsuit is a complete fiction and fabrication. None of the events claimed in the suit ever occurred.”
The statement notes, the masseur didn’t disclose his name in the lawsuit — he sued as “John Doe.”
John is confident he will get the case thrown out and will sue the attorney and the masseur for malicious prosecution.
John has been the subject of many rumors surrounding his sexuality over the years. Shouldn’t someone call the Beverly Hills Hotel to see if John was there on the night in question?
Kris Jenner commented that she recently went under the knife to get a new face for her daughter, Kim Kardashian’s wedding. She had the procedure done in June, so that she wouldn’t look like an alien (basically) when it came to the wedding date, which is August 20th.
Now, there’s an anti-aging cosmetics company that Kris endorsed, who’s suing her for breach of contract! They have a point…if you want to endorse anti-aging products then it would seem rather dumb to get plastic surgery. It’s like false advertising, isn’t it? You don’t use a spokesperson for a weight loss product who has gotten gastric bypass done, right?
Still, Kris thinks the lawsuit from the company, B&P, has no merit because the surgery only tightened up loose neck skin and didn’t really affect her face. TMZ has more:
By doing so, B&P alleges, Jenner violated her agreement not to harm the reputation of the company and the product she’s endorsing — an eye care line called “Beautiful Eyes in a Bag.”
But sources close to the Kardashian Klan tell TMZ, Kris is adamant … the lawsuit is BOGUS — because Kris’ facelift didn’t affect her eyes in any way whatsoever … JUST HER NECK.
Kris’ alleged agreement with B&P went into affect in March 2011 and was to be effective until March 2012 — but Kris admitted … she got the facelift in June.
I’ll tell you this….whoever thought up that tagline, “Beautiful Eyes In A Bag” makes it sound like this is a product only for use in morgues. That would not inspire me to want to purchase anything they make. Would you?
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Kim Kardashian is steaming mad at Old Navy for using a lookalike of her in a recent ad campaign. So mad, in fact, that she’s hitting them right in the wallet!
The ads ran showing Melissa Molinaro, who does actually look like the reality star. So, she’s taking them to court! She claims that the clothing company used the lookalike to fool the public into believing that she is actually affiliated with them.
We’re told Kim is especially furious that Old Navy has been tweeting to her page about the look-alike — in an effort to gain even more publicity.
One of those tweets read, “@CBSNEWS reports that Old Navy’s Super CUTE star looks like @kimkardashian. #LOL. What do you think?”
We’re told Kim believes the copycat campaign has damaged her wallet somewhere in the range of $15 to $20 million.
If Lindsay can sue E-Trade for their Milkaholic Lindsay ad, then this kind of thing is possible to win. What do you think? Is she right in thinking that people were fooled into believing it was her? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Courtney Love has been ordered by a judge to part with over $35,000 – after allegedly stiffing two of her former maids.
Reportedly, she hadn’t paid the maids, named Myrium and Miriam, for a total of $35,769.72, including interest, penalties and wages.
Having hired help proved to be extra-costly for Courtney Love – and all because the rocker didn’t pay her maids in the first place. The two housekeepers proved to a court that the Hole singer refused to pay them for time that they’d already worked.
TMZ has learned … Love’s former maids — named Miriam and Myriam — scored a huge victory in Beverly Hills court … after proving Love never paid them for cleaning up her pad several years ago.
The judge now ruled Love must now kick out $16,632.45 to Mirium and $19,137.27 to Myrium … totaling $35,769.72 in wages, penalties and interest.
Someone really isn’t a stranger to lawsuits, are they? Why does she make everybody and their mothers sue her? Sheesh, just learn to pay your bills already!