You don’t get much more tabloid than this. Michael Jackson responds to an attorney fee case with a legal malpractice defense. His claim? “Michael Jackson Sues Former Lawyers
October 17, 2006 7:27 p.m. EST
Josephine Roque – All Headline News Staff Writer
Los Angeles, California (AHN) – Michael Jackson is charging his former attorneys for conspiracy to have him put into involuntary bankruptcy.
In the papers, Jackson accused former attorneys Ayscough and Marar of “approaching other lawyers” who represented Jackson “in an effort to get such lawyers to join [with them] in forcing Jackson into involuntary bankruptcy …”
Jackson also cited claims that former attorney Brent Ayscough threatened to leak confidential information about him to the press, broke rules of professional conduct and committed acts of negligence and malpractice.
A month earlier, Ayscough sued Jackson $216,000 in back fees.
Ayscough also revealed many of Jackson’s debts that were printed by the media.
According to sources, Jackson financial concerns are are precarious, with his annual royalty income from his hit songs totaling to $7 million or $3.5 million after taxes. ”