Michael Jackson stops his possessions being sold off

Around 1,400 of his items had been set to go under the hammer

Michael Jackson has successfully halted an auction in which around 1,400 of his personal items had been set to go under the hammer.

The items had been housed in the singer’s Neverland ranch in California, which he had sold part-ownership of last year due to financial difficulties.

Jackson‘s production company sued Julien’s Auction House, which had been managing the event – an undisclosed settlement was reached and the auction was called off, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The singer’s manager, Dr Tohme Tohme, described the auction as a “misunderstanding”, and said that his client planned to exhibit the items in the future.

Darren Julien, head of Julien’s Auction House, was quoted as being “very happy with the outcome”.