Jacko Tries to Move On, But Neverland Employees Just Won't Leave Him Alone
Nothing seems to get Jacko down; not the police who hound him constantly over alleged child molestation charges, not the stalker “Billie Jean Jackson” who claimed to be Jacko’s wife from her padded cell, not his gut-wrenchingly sad divorce from Lisa Marie Presley – a marriage we were all rooting for – not even his nose that can’t seem to stay attached to his face. Poor Michael Jackson has been afflicted with so much pain and suffering in his life that it’s a wonder he’s still so together about it all.
The ever optimistic Michael Jackson seems undaunted by recent events at home in Neverland, and threats of a possible lawsuit filed by the State of California. While Jacko tries to get on with his life, shuttling in and out of Manama, Bahrain, courtesy of Prince Abdullah, Neverland employees are trying to extort him, (via lawsuit,) out of $500,000 of back pay and fines they say he owes them. They are accusing Michael Jackson of not paying them for three months of work and blaming him for being dropped from their health insurance. Dean Fryer, state Department of Industrial Relations spokesman told the Associated Press: "People are telling me they haven't been paid from Dec. 19." At that time, Jackson was four weeks behind with the payroll and there was a fear that the staff would not be able to celebrate the holidays that follow December 23rd – whatever those holidays may be. In the meantime, Jackson had the Prince fly in about a dozen friends on his dime, and gave them each lots of expensive and simply fabulous presents that would make the Oscar gift bags look like a child’s Halloween booty!
Jacko was out when a news source reported that, "Michael is here and he's happy. He doesn't want to get into bad things going on at home. That part of his life is over." Good for you Mikey! We hope he can finally find a nice girl and settle down, too.