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Author Topic: Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation V The Estate of Michael Jackson  (Read 19438 times)

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Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2011, 09:50:32 PM »
On Tuesday 19th April 2011, @joevogel_ said:

From the Estate of Michael Jackson: Press reports on TMZ and other media sites regarding the settlement terms between the Michael Jackson Estate and the Heal the World defendants are wrong. The Estate is taking back the Heal the World Foundation and all of the Michael Jackson trademarks it allegedly owned. The Michael Jackson Estate owns the Heal the World name, and neither Melissa Johnson nor her companies will ever be able to use Michael Jackson's name or the Heal the World name.


http://www.twitlonger.com/show/9uta17

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2011, 10:13:51 PM »
How would Joe be privy to this?

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2011, 10:18:50 PM »
AP Update

Jackson Estate Settles Lawsuit Over Heal the World
Michael Jackson estate settles lawsuit over Heal the World nonprofit; charity to re-form
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
LOS ANGELES April 19, 2011 (AP)

Michael Jackson's estate has settled a lawsuit against a nonprofit claiming it is the successor to the singer's Heal the World charity.


Jackson's estate battled the Heal the World Foundation in federal court for more than 18 months then settled the case on Tuesday just as trial was scheduled to begin.

In recent months, the foundation has placed Jackson's mother on its board of directors.

The estate says in a statement that it will retain the rights to the Heal the World charity and rights to any trademarks the current foundation held.

While fighting child abuse allegations, Michael Jackson abandoned the charity that bears the name of one of his hit songs.

Edgar Pease, who represents Heal the World, did not immediately return a phone message.

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2011, 10:21:38 PM »
The main difference with the report from TMZ is that the charity will apparently not be re-started.

It also says nothing about the compensation for johnson, or what happens to KJ. I doubt johnson just gave up without getting anything.

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2011, 10:25:44 PM »
 :hmmm: and yet the title says the charity will re-form. Maybe they came to a financial settlement, ie, the estate gave compensation to johnson for the trademarks? It's about 4hrs since this kicked off this evening.

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2011, 10:51:09 PM »
According to Ivy :

AP updated their story saying that rest of the agreement is confidential.



Dont like that part.

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2011, 10:55:40 PM »
Gary got this :

From the Estate:

Press reports on TMZ and other media sites regarding the settlement terms between the Michael Jackson Estate and the Heal the World defendants are wrong. The Estate is taking back the Heal the World Foundation and all of the Michael Jackson trademarks it allegedly owned. The Michael Jackson Estate owns the Heal the World name, and neither Melissa Johnson nor her companies will ever be able to use Michael Jackson's name or the Heal the World name.



Still a lot of infos missing...

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2011, 10:56:07 PM »
*sighs*  :omg: :censored:   WHY??

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2011, 10:59:56 PM »
Our posts crossed then, yes there is a lot missing from that statement. But it does say that johnson cannot use HTW or Michael's name so therefore she must be out.  :excited: If thats the case I bet they paid her.

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2011, 11:03:02 PM »
I am pretty sure the settlement includes johnson still being on the board, or at least working for the charity, but they wont tell us. Hence, she wont try to use the name by herself. If she was out, they would have said so, IMO.

Well, as long as I dont know who's doing what where, I'm not donating anything.

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2011, 11:09:13 PM »
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Well, as long as I dont know who's doing what where, I'm not donating anything.

Me too! After all this I would even want to know who is sweeping the floor.

What I don't get is that the estate have an offical twitter thingy, why don't they use it rather that sending out statement through other sources. :confused:

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2011, 11:15:19 PM »
 :confused: They usually send statements to some fan forums, and sometimes tweet them afterwards.


EDIT : joevogel_ Joe Vogel
by Ivy_MJJC
It will be re-activated and directed by John Branca, John McClain and Katherine Jackson



« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 11:20:27 PM by Ben971 »

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2011, 11:19:56 PM »
So I guess thats it then! We will have to wait and see who is on the board and expect the fallout tomorrow.

Ben971

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2011, 11:37:11 PM »
from Joe Vogels twitter

"To clarify, I am not in any way speaking FOR the Estate. I am a journalist asking questions and reporting what I learn.

Apparently, any kind of Board would be under the direction of the Estate and hasn't yet been formed"


Joe Vogel
@joevogel_ Joe Vogel
Details still being worked out with Melissa Johnson, but she no longer has any rights to Michael's name or the charity


joevogel_ Joe Vogel
by DeborahFfrench
I am told Howard Mann will no longer have any role in the HTWF.


joevogel_ Joe Vogel
HTWF will now have a much broader reach and impact. It will be one of several charities that benefits from Michael's Estate
« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 11:47:14 PM by Ben971 »

LastTear

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2011, 08:29:23 AM »
Below is a link to the verification of Katherines declaration.  I really thought it was bogus but it appears not, geez talk about bite the hand that feeds you!

http://www.rosespeaks.com/files/April+18%2C+2011+Help+the+World+Foundation+Verification+of+Katherine+Jackson%27s+Delcaration+with+no+page+5

http://www.rosespeaks.com/