How Michael Jackson Nearly Lost His Prized Music Catalog

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Hollywood — No one said that ruling Michael Jackson’s inner circle would be a moonwalk.

Just a year and a half after his death, lawyer John G. Branca is about to oversee the release of a posthumous album on Dec. 14 under a new $250 million deal for the estate, even as he negotiates a way out of a looming $300 million debt that Jackson left behind.

But did Branca, who had a hand in nearly all of MJ’s most brilliant career and financial moves, always have his client’s best interests at heart? According to documents obtained by TheWrap, the lawyer tried to help along a deal that would have dispossessed Jackson of the music catalogue he held most dear — while making Branca considerably richer.

Read more at TheWrap

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