Jacksons Manager Sues Over Royalties

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June 25, 2013 | 7:27am EST

A former manager for Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five has filed a lawsuit alleging he is owed royalty money from albums including the King of Pop’s mega-hit Thriller.
Richard Arons, who helped manage the Jackson Five in the 1970s with family patriarch Joe Jackson, filed a lawsuit at Los AngelesSuperior Court on Monday alleging his payments from Thriller and other albums have stopped.
He is demanding $10 million from Sony Music Entertainment in lost royalties, costs and damages, and he is also asking the court to grant a continuation of future payments.
Arons, 75, claims he is owed 7.5 per cent from sales of albums including Thriller, Off The Wall, Victory and The Jacksons Live stemming from a series of agreements he made with Joe Jackson in the 1980s, and Michael Jackson in the 1990s, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The lawsuit was filed a day before the fourth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. The superstar passed away on 25 June, 2009.

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