Yesterday, the Michael Jackson Estate filed a lawsuit against MJ's former business manager Tohme R. Tohme. As most fans remember, this elusive character popped up, out of nowhere, in MJ's circle at the beginning of 2008.
Until them, a complete unknown in the entertainment industry.
For years, fans have been suspicious of this man in regards to his business and personal relationship with MJ. Sadly, our worst fears are confirmed in this lawsuit.
The estate is accusing Tohme of a bevy of misdeeds. In the documents, the Estate accuses Tohme of bilking Michael Jackson of millions by making him sign "unconscionable" contracts awarding himself large sums of money.
1) Accounting fraud
2) Taking & Withholding MJ's properties (Money, real property, accounting books)
In a statement released to the media soon after the documents were filed, Estate attorney Howard Weitzman said he expected Tohme to file his own lawsuit. "We believe the facts will show that Mr. Tohme's claims are meritless and that Mr. Tohme engaged in wrongdoing with respect to Michael Jackson starting early in their relationship"
You can read the full document, made available by TheWrap.com, here: The Michael Jackson Estate vs. Tohme R. Tohme
Late yesterday, Tohme did file his own lawsuit against the Estate, asking for his Neverland-Colony Capital's finder's fee (10% of Colony's investment to save the ranch from foreclosure) and 15% of all Estate earnings since MJ's passing.
Court Date: March 28th 2012.