In Response to John Branca-Michael Bush Statements


Media Release 




November 9, 2012

Team Michael Jackson



TITLE OF PRESS RELEASE:  TEAM MICHAEL JACKSON ( Has Stopped Julien’s Auctions and Received a Promise and Commitment in Writing from Michael Bush and the Estate of Michael Jackson NOT to Sell Michael Jackson’s Iconic Costumes, EVER


Los Angeles, CA – This Press Release is respectfully submitted to you from Team Michael Jackson.

All of us at have been extremely dedicated and have worked diligently, tirelessly, and assiduously over the past three (3) years and four (4) months seeking Justice for Michael Jackson, Honoring his Memory, and Protecting his Legacy.


One of Team Michael Jackson’s many projects has been to ensure the preservation and return of All of Michael Jackson’s personal belongings to his three (3) beloved Children and, hopefully, for a museum in the future for his millions and millions of fans around the World!


***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***  We are pleased to announce in this Media Release that it appears our hard work, dedication, and perseverance has produced a positive outcome to STOP Julien’s Auctions from selling Michael Jackson’s iconic Costumes.


We at Team Michael Jackson are also issuing this Note of Appreciation, in Good Faith, to Michael Bush and the Estate of Michael Jackson for their written Promise and Commitment to STOP the Auction of Michael Jackson’s Iconic Costumes (Ever).


(Please note:  While we offer this gesture of appreciation in Good Faith, Team Michael Jackson expects Michael Bush and The Estate of Michael Jackson, Executors John Branca and John McClain, to honor their Promise and Commitment they made in writing NOT to EVER sell Michael Jackson’s Iconic Costumes AGAIN!  Please know that we will hold you to your Promise and Commitment!


Below are the statements issued from Michael Bush and the Estate of Michael Jackson regarding this matter.


A statement from Michael Bush, author of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson:

Posted:  November 7, 2012, at 4:59pm ·

“I have been profoundly touched by the outpouring of love and admiration for Michael Jackson that I have been able to witness during the launch of the book “King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson.  The book features the many fashions of Michael Jackson that I had the great pleasure of working on or creating during my almost 25 years of working with the greatest entertainer of all time. Although some of the items that Dennis and I have collected over the years will be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions on Sunday, December 2nd at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, I have decided to gift several of the costumes originally marked for auction to the Estate of Michael Jackson so that they can be preserved by the Estate as part of Michael’s legacy for many years to come. I recognize the historical significance of these costumes and even though some of them were personalized and gifted to me by Michael Jackson, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to share these items with the fans with the recent exhibitions and some of the items are to be part of the permanent collection of the estate.”

If you want to read the full statement on his page, it can be seen here:    OR at:

Announcement From The Estate Of Michael Jackson

Posted: 09 Nov 2012 04:13 AM PST

“Announcement From The Estate Of Michael Jackson

Posted: 09 Nov 2012 04:13 AM PST

“The Estate wants Michael’s fans to know that a number of items that were in the possession of Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins – currently part of the exhibition for Michael’s book, The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson – will NOT be sold in an upcoming December 2 auction.

Michael Bush agreed with the Estate that some of the most iconic pieces needed to be preserved as part of Michael’s legacy and, following the conclusion of the exhibition, they will be delivered to the Estate.”

We would like to thank every single person who worked so hard to support this cause, including  Trina Yannicos, the Author of  the Article published in the Examiner on November 6, 2012, entitled:  “Fans Want to Stop Michael Jackson Costumes Auction as Book is Released”


The article may be found at:

Fans want to stop Michael Jackson costumes auction as book is released

Today, the book “The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson” by Michael Bush was released featuring the massive collection of costumes that Michael Jackson wore throughout his career. Bush, who was Jackson’s designer and stylist for 25 years, has compiled the 216-page book which explores the creation of Michael Jackson’s famous costumes that were designed by Bush and his partner, Dennis Tompkins, who passed away last year.

However, this may be the last time that all of these Michael Jackson costumes will be seen together. “The King of Style” book coincides with an upcoming auction in December which will feature the items shown in the book. Many Michael Jackson fans are upset that these items are being put up for auction by Michael Bush. Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills is sponsoring “The Collection of Tompkins and Bush: Michael Jackson” auction to be held on December 2. An exhibition of the items has been touring the world since May.

Fans claim that Bush is going against his former boss’s wishes of putting the costumes in a museum. As a close friend of Jackson’s for 25 years, Bush was well aware of Jackson’s wishes, according to Jackson’s former makeup artist, Karen Faye. One fan on the TeamMichaelJackson website explains: “We have already lost forever all of the irreplaceable and one-of-a-kind Michael Jackson items that have already been sold during the nine auctions since his murder! If we don’t stop this now, there will not be anything left for his beloved children or a Michael Jackson Museum in the future!”

When asked by a Michael Jackson fan about the upcoming auction, Michael Bush replied that he wasn’t doing the auction for money, but for charity. In the official press release for the auction, it states that “a portion of the proceeds of the auction will benefit two charities, Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.”

Julien’s Auctions has featured numerous Michael Jackson items in various auctions in the three years since Michael Jackson’s death. In April 2009, just two months before Jackson died, Julien’s was scheduled to hold the auction of “The Collection of Michael Jackson” featuring items from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. At the last minute, the auction was canceled. Julien’s still sells copies of the auction catalogs from that canceled auction. Last year, Julien’s held the auction “100 North Carolwood Drive” which contained items from the last home Jackson lived at.

Some Michael Jackson fans hope the upcoming “Tompkins and Bush” auction will be canceled. However, with that unlikely scenario, the best situation that fans of Michael Jackson can hope for is that the collectors who purchase these costumes will one day loan or donate them to a museum so that the public can appreciate them for years to come.

Team Michael Jackson represents the WORLDWIDE  L.O.V.E. and SUPPORT of Michael’s millions and millions of Loving Fans around the World!  We will defend Michael Jackson against any action that would negatively affect his Honor, Memory, and/or Legacy.

We look forward to Michael Bush’s and The Estate of Michael Jackson, Executors John Branca and John McClain, to release information and pictures on which costumes will NOT be auctioned.

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Please do your part email the Estate and inform them to stop selling Michaels costumes, CONTACT THEM DIRECT 

Estate Executor: Tel 310-552-3388 WE NEED ALL THESE COSTUMES SAVED NOT JUST “SOME”

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Below are images of some of Michael Jackson’s Iconic Costumes we expect NOT to be auctioned. Taken from the auction catalog!
However, while these pictures depict some of Michael Jackson’s Iconic Costumes, they do not illustrate nor are they a representation of ALL of them.  However, we expect ALL of Michael Jackson’s Iconic Costumes NOT to be auctioned off, as promised.
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