Michael and Janet want their stuff back
Michael and Janet Jackson are attempting to have personal effects returned to them following the sale of over a thousand Jackson family belongings in a Hard Rock Hotel auction in Las Vegas.
The auction was held by Floridian company Universal Express in May, but the company was forced to omit 60 items from the sale following an injunction by the pop star siblings.
The 60 items are being stored at the Clark County courthouse in Las Vegas, following a ruling by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez, who is in the process of deciding ownership and proceedings against Universal Express.
Many of the items are personal, including Janet Jackson’s marriage certificate from her wedding to James DeBarge and scripts from her stint as an actress on the 1980s TV series ‘Diff’rent Strokes’.
Her brother’s belongings include Aboriginal art he received to celebrate sales of his ‘Thriller’ album and sheet music signed by acts that appeared on the ‘We Are The World’ charity single.
In a previous deal, Michael Jackson’s lawyers agreed to allow the auction to go ahead, minus the 60 items specified in a court settlement.
The items that were sold in the auction fetched over $1 million.
The case continues.
–By our New York staff.