Will Jacko be a no show?
With the first court date in the civil suit between Michael Jackson and his former publicist, Raymone Bain, set for next week, the pop star has yet to officially name his lawyer or make any contact with the court. Bain’s attorneys from Cahn & Samuels have asked Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for a default judgment. That would leave the singer on the hook for $44 million.
Early last month, Bain sued Jackson for breach of contract, claiming he had failed to pay her for work she did brokering several major financial deals on his behalf.
In court documents filed last week, Bain’s lawyers said they did not know who Jackson’s lawyers were and that the lawsuit itself was served to a security guard at Jackson’s Los Angeles home. A hearing is scheduled for Monday on whether the judge should grant Bain an injunction that would freeze some of Jackson’s assets.
Cahn & Samuels partner Frederick Samuels declined to comment on whether he had made any contact with Jackson’s representatives since last week.