Michael Jackson Estate Criticizes, Raises Doubts About Tribute Concert

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If you're confused as to how Michael Jackson's Estate and his own family members can be fighting over a concert honoring his legacy ... welcome to the unending saga of Michael Jackson, bizarre even after his death.

The honchos in charge of the late singer's estate are threatening the people behind the Michael Jackson Tribute concert, claiming the promoters are tarnishing Michael's legacy and are possibly even ripping him off.

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Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Estate, fired off a letter to promoters of the concert - set for October 8 in Wales - expressing displeasure about many things.

Chief among them? That KISS and Gene Simmons will be performing.

As we know, Gene publicly accused MJ of being a child molester, a fact not lost on Weitzman, who writes in his letter to those in charge of the show:

"It was extraordinarily embarrassing when no sooner than you announced this 'news' that he would participate that TMZ posted an item noting Mr. Simmons had called Michael Jackson - the man you are purportedly honoring - a child molester."

Weitzman also questions where the proceeds will be going.

Michael's father, Joe Jackson, and Leonard Rowe are behind the concert, and suffice it to say, they've always been quick to cash in on MJ's name.

Weitzman suggests promoters may be running afoul of the law using "intellectual property controlled by the Estate" - MJ images and his songs.

A number of big name stars, such as Christina Aguilera, are set to perform at the show, while Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket will attend.

We'll see if it even takes place at this rate.

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This concert will be beautiful and grand. FAMILY OF MICHAEL, FAS, AND MANY ARTISTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL.
AND THE WORLD OF MEDIA AND INCREASE invents ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SELL A LIE. That's not fair, this concert is being prepared with great care, DELIVERING CALLS IN LETTERS TO THE GUEST ARTISTS. IT'S THAT is honoring Michael, and the CONCERT OF FUNDS will be donated to charity.
Michael is wonderful and deserver all the respect, love and affection THIS UNIVERSE, AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE.
RESPECT THE MICHAEL! YOUR FAMILY AND FANS! NUT OF MIND OTHER MEDIA. RESPECT. AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE Gene Simmons, is a liar, false , and if those responsible for IT took CONCERT WAS FOR HIS LIES AND LACK OF RESPECT. And that crap, WASTE OF MEDIA IN THE WORLD,
RESPECT THE MICHAEL, HIS FAMILY AND FANS! RESPECT !!!!!!!

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This concert will be beautiful and grand. FAMILY OF MICHAEL, FAS, AND MANY ARTISTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL.
AND THE WORLD OF MEDIA AND INCREASE invents ALWAYS SOMETHING TO SELL A LIE. That's not fair, this concert is being prepared with great care, DELIVERING CALLS IN LETTERS TO THE GUEST ARTISTS. IT'S THAT is honoring Michael, and the CONCERT OF FUNDS will be donated to charity.
Michael is wonderful and deserver all the respect, love and affection THIS UNIVERSE, AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE.
RESPECT THE MICHAEL! YOUR FAMILY AND FANS! NUT OF MIND OTHER MEDIA. RESPECT. AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE Gene Simmons, is a liar, false , and if those responsible for IT took CONCERT WAS FOR HIS LIES AND LACK OF RESPECT. And that crap, WASTE OF MEDIA IN THE WORLD,
RESPECT THE MICHAEL, HIS FAMILY AND FANS! RESPECT !!!!!

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Thank you to all MJ fans!!!!!!!!! Your power is amazing. Our blogs, our fan clubs, our emails are a FORCE!!! This is our 3rd win guys: Gardner Elementary, UK Discovery Channel and now wormy Gene Simmons. And special thanks to the Weitzmann and the Estate for standing behind us. Michael was crucified for 25 years and we're not takin' this crap anymore. We're getting stronger by the moment. MJ fans - YOU ROCK!!!

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i dont c anythng wrong wit them doin this 4MJ & his fans,only f the $$ IS bein used 4 good cause. & its not the world's/fan/ppl fault wut Gene dumbassz said(&then think'n he wud perform),so they need2 get it 2getha...ALL OF THEM

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money made man mad. all in the name of money damn! our dearest michael...no more peace for u. jesus...