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http://www.pr-inside.com/federal-judge-orders-heal-the-world-r1857056.htm

Federal Judge Orders ‘Heal the World’ Group to Stop Exploiting Michael Jackson’s Name
© Business Wire 2010
2010-04-27 19:12:10 -

The Estate of Michael Jackson today announced that United States District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee granted its request for a preliminary injunction enjoining the “Heal the World Foundation” from further exploiting the use of Michael Jackson’s name, image and likeness and also from using any Michael Jackson-related trademarks.

The injunction stems from a lawsuit filed on September 29, 2009 in

United States District Court in Los Angeles against two related entities operated by Melissa Johnson in the California desert communities of Indio and Palm Desert that have been using the “Heal the World” name.

While Michael had a Heal the World Foundation, it had been inactive for many years prior to his death last June 25. The plaintiffs in the action are Jackson Estate Executors John Branca and John McClain, along with Triumph International Inc., a Michael Jackson company now owned by his Estate.

In her written order, Judge Gee wrote that the websites of Ms. Johnson’s entities “convey to consumers a false affiliation with Michael Jackson and have, in fact, misled consumers into believing that Defendants are associated with Michael Jackson or Jackson’s foundations.” She added that the decision by Ms. Johnson’s entities to use Michael Jackson-related trademarks in its websites and on products it sells “is clearly related to Michael Jackson’s commercial success.”

Judge Gee also found that Ms. Johnson’s entities violated “anti-cybersquatting” laws through its attempts to register the “mjaid.com” and “mjquotes.com” domain names, noting that using “mj” in the two domain names would likely confuse consumers into believing that the websites were associated with Michael Jackson. Judge Gee concluded that the Estate will likely succeed on the merits in trademark infringement, unfair competition and related claims. She also concluded that an injunction is in the public interest, and that the Estate would otherwise lose substantial revenue and goodwill.

“Michael had no ties to this Heal the World Foundation,” said Vincent Chieffo, attorney with Greenberg Traurig LLP, representing the plaintiffs. “We believe the court made the correct decision to protect Michael’s fans from being misled into believing they are contributing to either an official Michael Jackson charity or one of his causes.”



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The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 04:53:26 PM »
It has come to my attention that fans new to the fan community since June 2009 are either misinformed or not aware of the facts about HEAL THE WORLD FOUNDATION.ORG, run by Melissa Johnson.

I first became aware of Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation back in December 2008, when members of MJJCOMMUNITY posted a thread about the relaunch.

Everyone was abit confused as to whether Michael in fact involved and was it the REAL Heal The Foundation.

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 04:57:56 PM »
After June 25 2009, members of MJJC, along with fans all over the world wanted to do something to honour Michael, and many many people donated to this fake charity, as they they thought it was Michaels.










There has never been any documentated proof that any of the donations sent by grieving fans has been used for charity.

The saga then continued when Melissa Johnson was issued by a CEASE AND DISSIST by The Estate of Michael Jackson and taken to court.


APRIL 2010 http://www.pr-inside.com/federal-judge-orders-heal-the-world-r1857056.htm
Federal Judge Orders ‘Heal the World’ Group to Stop Exploiting Michael Jackson’s Name

Federal Judge Orders ‘Heal the World’ Group to Stop Exploiting Michael Jackson’s Name
© Business Wire 2010
2010-04-27 19:12:10 -

The Estate of Michael Jackson today announced that United States District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee granted its request for a preliminary injunction enjoining the “Heal the World Foundation” from further exploiting the use of Michael Jackson’s name, image and likeness and also from using any Michael Jackson-related trademarks.

The injunction stems from a lawsuit filed on September 29, 2009 in

United States District Court in Los Angeles against two related entities operated by Melissa Johnson in the California desert communities of Indio and Palm Desert that have been using the “Heal the World” name.

While Michael had a Heal the World Foundation, it had been inactive for many years prior to his death last June 25. The plaintiffs in the action are Jackson Estate Executors John Branca and John McClain, along with Triumph International Inc., a Michael Jackson company now owned by his Estate.

In her written order, Judge Gee wrote that the websites of Ms. Johnson’s entities “convey to consumers a false affiliation with Michael Jackson and have, in fact, misled consumers into believing that Defendants are associated with Michael Jackson or Jackson’s foundations.” She added that the decision by Ms. Johnson’s entities to use Michael Jackson-related trademarks in its websites and on products it sells “is clearly related to Michael Jackson’s commercial success.”

Judge Gee also found that Ms. Johnson’s entities violated “anti-cybersquatting” laws through its attempts to register the “mjaid.com” and “mjquotes.com” domain names, noting that using “mj” in the two domain names would likely confuse consumers into believing that the websites were associated with Michael Jackson. Judge Gee concluded that the Estate will likely succeed on the merits in trademark infringement, unfair competition and related claims. She also concluded that an injunction is in the public interest, and that the Estate would otherwise lose substantial revenue and goodwill.

“Michael had no ties to this Heal the World Foundation,” said Vincent Chieffo, attorney with Greenberg Traurig LLP, representing the plaintiffs. “We believe the court made the correct decision to protect Michael’s fans from being misled into believing they are contributing to either an official Michael Jackson charity or one of his causes.”

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These are the facts about Melissa Johnson and her Heal The World Foundation. The information was researched by long time active members of the fan community, and compiled and posted on a long running fan site.


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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 05:28:24 PM »
She is dumb. I dont understand why people can not see through her ghetto site. Someone needs to arrest that her!









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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 11:39:52 PM »
Girl, you know where I stand on this. It would seem as though the majority of those who believe in Melissa Johnson's schemes are stemming from a group that is led by a person who has a bad habit of supporting FRAUDULENT charities. Just sayin'!  :-X

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 03:19:53 PM »
You know how to proove she is a fruad?

In 2007 I applied for the trademark HEAL THE WORLD FOUNDATION.

It was approved and awarded to me.

She them wrote to the board claiming to be MICHAEL'S TEAM and got it taken from me.

She is lower than low.

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 10:16:55 AM »
She them wrote to the board claiming to be MICHAEL'S TEAM and got it taken from me.

Sounds quite unprofessional to me if they gave the trademark to her without checking her background first and especially if she claimed to be on MJ's team.

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 11:31:58 AM »
 >:(

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 10:02:59 PM »
time for a bump, as the information is extremely important

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 10:49:25 PM »
Can I ask what might be a silly question (sorry if I've missed the answer somewhere) where does Mann fit into this? 

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 10:55:58 PM »
Can I ask what might be a silly question (sorry if I've missed the answer somewhere) where does Mann fit into this? 

He is Melissa Johnsons BUSINESS PARTNER   :facepalm: :banghead: which is why the children have now been dragged into all this, cos Mann has LIED to Katherine and told her that Melissas HEAL THE WORLD is legit,  :censored: :censored:

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 10:59:46 PM »
But Katherine would have known it was not legit before the interview and yet the children are there wearing the shirts  :confused: and Prince is on the board  :no:

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 02:41:51 AM »
You think KJ doesnt know HTW has not link to her son, and that Johnson is been sued by the Estate? Really? That would be quite scary, b/c who out there doesnt know?

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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 08:18:02 AM »
Gah this is all so frustrating! Katherine was supposed to shield these kids from scrutiny and the media and all she is doing is screwing things up! Dammit is there anyone in this world who is not a whore for money!??

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Re: The Truth about Melissa Johnsons Heal The World Foundation
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 08:35:25 AM »
Katherine's support for this charity is strictly out of contractual obligation. Momma K signed into a contract with VPM(in association with Howard Mann) that requires she make media appearances to promote any products and intellectual interest VPM has either  been created or owned.

Katherine Jackson's Contract with VPM: http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/1111_jackson_2.pdf

Under "recitals" the following is stated:

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5) Katherine Jackson is the mother of the musician and artist Michael Jackson.

6) Katherine Jackson is the recipient and beneficiary party to the estate of Michael Jackson.

7) Katherine Jackson is the legal Guardian for Paris and Prince Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II.
Cool When addressed herein, the KJ reference contemplates that Katherine Jackson shall forever bind and enjoin all parties included, to the term provided herein.

Meaning...Katherine Jackson has tied the MJ3 to this contract. I hardly believe that Michael anticipated his children being bound to contracts under his mother's care. He, himself, never used his children for his own personal gain...exactly why would his mother be entitled to do so?

According to Katherine Jackson's SIGNED contract with VPM...

Grant of Rights:

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9) The exclusive right to use, commercialize and EXPLOIT for the purposes of profiting, the name, likeness, images, and any intangible assets governed herein in conjuction and combination with the programming and related assets contemplated herein.

10) The exclusive right to produce, market, sell, trade, and generally commercialize the content it records, without limitation thereto, providing payments are made as laid out herein.
How much more clearer does it have to be written out? This contract actually uses the terms EXPLOITATION and as defined earlier on...the MJ3 have been bound to this contract by Katherine

Specific Terms (Points 11, 13, & 14):

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11) KJ will appear in person on or about agreed time periods by KJ and VPM in the year 2010 at a mutually agreeable destination to perform interviews as required by VPM.

13) The KJ Party will appear in person to promote the program as required from time to time in the future as requested by VPM.

14) The KJ Party will (upon mutual consent thereto) conduct further interviews, promotional materials, and marketing related efforts included but not limited to television appearances, radio interviews, magazine interviews and any news media association or affiliation as required for the purposes of the promotion of the recording contemplated herein.

The "KJ Party" includes the children. So, in other words, Momma Kate has signed into agreement to include the children in any and all promotional dealings that VPM sets up. Regardless of her last name, this is EXPLOITATION! The children are being used to promote the deals KJ has going with Howard Mann and VPM. Without the children...KJ could be sued for breech of contract. So explain how this helps Michael's legacy and secures the children's future again?

But wait...there's more!

Equity Terms(Point 15):

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15) Katherine Jackson will receive 25% of the net profits derived from the exploitation efforts as contemplated herein.
Again, how much more clearer does this have to be for people to see it for what it is? This contract assures Katherine profit revenue for the exploitation that ensues...regardless of what or WHOM is being exploited.

In addition, she also receives money for her media appearances.

Media and Promotional Engagements:

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20) Any media or promotional appearances required of KJ from time to time as an effort to promote the exploitation of the recordings contemplated herein shall result in a payment of five thousand dollars per day.

Regardless of whether or not the children may or may not have wanted to do ANY of the interviews, the fact that Katherine Jackson...not the trust or estate, but Katherine ONLY is receiving compensation for her and the children's appearances on any media outlet IS EXPLOITATION.

I do not hold malice towards Momma Kate, but I think its time people held every single member of the Jackson family accountable for their behaviors and actions, including her. The "grieving family" excuse has become jaded and overused.

I won't pretend to know what Michael would or wouldn't have wanted for his children, but somehow I just don't see how Michael would ever in his life had condoned his children being exploited in this manner...regardless of the last name and relation to him the exploiter holds.

And to think she had the nerve to call the estate...the very estate that she's a beneficiary of, GREEDY is just baffling. I mean seriously? 40% wasn't enough? The 80K a month allowance isn't enough? Who's really acting greedy here...the contract is set up to benefit HER and HER alone...SMH in dissapointment at Momma K.