Jacko memorabilia auction given go-ahead by court

April 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson Washington, April 4 (ANI): Michael Jackson’s lawyer have failed to obtain a court order to stop the auction of his Neverland Ranch belongings, scheduled for April 22-25.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brett Klein has given the green light to Julien’s Auction House of Los Angeles to sell Jackson memorabilia.

Jackson had signed a deal with the auction house last summer, and agreed to move everything out of his Neverland Ranch, make an inventory and catalogs for a total sale.

However, he tried to renege when he realised the enormity of what he had done a couple of months ago.

“We acted honourably. We want to give Michael the best experience with this auction,” Fox News quoted Darren Julien, who made the arrangements with Jackson and his manager Tohme R. Tohme, as saying.

While Jackson and Tohme did not attend the hearing, the singer’s father Joseph did come to court.

He was said to be in contact with the ‘Thriller’ star through his iPhone.

“The judge found that Michael Jackson’s position was totally without merit,” said Julien’s attorney Jerry Hawxhurst.

Items set for sale include the front gates to Neverland, art work by Macaulay Culkin, and a carousel horse given to Jackson by Elizabeth Taylor.

Jackson’s attorney says that he will still try to get an injunction to stop the sale. (ANI)

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