Michael Jackson hired Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush for a service to design and deliver end items (costumes/outfits) for him.
He (MJ) paid them (Tompkins/Bush) quite well for a service, both a designer fee and for the cost of ALL materials!
It is no different than you hiring an interior designer to “outfit” your house!
Since when it is legally allowable for the designer to take possession and ownership of the deliverable end items upon death???
It would be unfathomable for an interior designer to come to your residence upon your death and remove all your property from your house (I.e., curtains, furniture, etc.) and claim possession and ownership after you have already paid for and have title and ownership of all of these items!
No, they absolutely would NOT legally be allowed to remove your property which you already paid for (both the service designer fee and paid for all the tangible raw materials required to make all of the products e.g. thread, material, etc)!
Then, why is it any different or legally acceptable for Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush to take possession and ownership of Michael Jackson’s “already paid for” clothing upon his death??? Well, the only logically, rational, and (I think) legal answer to this question is that IT IS NOT!!!
IMO EVERY SINGLE ITEM OWNED BY MICHAEL JACKSON BELONGS TO HIS THREE (3) CHILDREN, PERIOD!!! NO ONE ELSE OWNS MICHAEL’S PERSONAL BELONGINGS – NOT MICHAEL BUSH, NOT JOHN BRANCA, NOT JOHN MCCLAIN, NOT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS, NOT DARREN JULIEN, NOT MARTIN NOLAN, NOT EVEN THE PEOPLE THAT IMO PURCHASED ANY OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S PROPERTY FROM THE NINE (9) PREVIOUS JULIEN’S AUCTIONS CONTAINING MJ’S BELONGINGS THAT I BELIEVE SHOULD BE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY TO PRINCE, PARIS , AND BLANKET!!!
WE NEED TO STOP THIS AUCTION NOW! IT IS SCHEDULED TO OCCUR ON DECEMBER 2, 2012!
PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL BUSH, JULIEN’S AUCTIONS, AND JOHN BRANCA AND REQUEST THEY STOP THIS AUCTION NOW!!!
A SAMPLE LETTER WITH ALL OF THE CONTACT INFORMATION (EMAIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND MAILING ADDRESSES, AS WELL AS TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS) ARE PROVIDED HERE —–> https://www.teammichaeljackson.com/archives/6694
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR SENDING THIS LETTER TO STOP THE AUCTION TO PROTECT MICHAEL JACKSON’S LEGACY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME SO THEY MAY APPRECIATE THIS EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING, MUSICAL GENIUS, AND THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER THIS WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN THAT WE HAVE TRULY BEEN BLESSED TO EXPERIENCE DURING OUR LIFETIME!!!
REMEMBER, MICHAEL DOES NOT HAVE A VOICE ANYMORE – WE ARE HIS VOICE NOW!
“IF WE RAISE OUR VOICES AS ONE, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CANNOT BE DONE!” – MICHAEL JACKSON
I might add that they are printed in Helvetica Neue, Size 7 Font on Form (Very small print)!
Reserve Auction:This is a reserve auction. All items are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is the confidential minimum price acceptable to the Consignor. Bidders will not be told the reserve amount and will not receive a warning or notice should their bid(s) fail to meet the reserve amount. Julien’s reserves the right to withdraw any property before the completion of the sale and will have no liability for doing so. Julien’s reserves the right to accept or decline any bid. No bid may be accepted until the start of the auction on the auction dates, as set forth herein. Only the auctioneer may accept the bid and complete the sale during the auction.
Copyright Notice: Buyers of the property will not acquire any copyright or similar right whatsoever to the property, music or likenesses contained therein of Michael Jackson. The buyer may not in any way reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works of the property or copyright embodied in the property or cause anyone else to, without the prior written consent of the Estate of Michael Jackson who retain such rights.
Please note: Branca Involvement!
Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement: I hereby request approval for this registration to bid in this auction sale with Julien’s Auctions (the Auctioneer). I acknowledge that I have read, understood and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of the sale as posted on their website and printed in the auction catalogue, applicable to the auction sale for which I now register and request the Auctioneer to approve such registration as an authorized participant as a Floor Bidder (Bidder at live event), Absentee Bidder (Bidder by phone, mail, fax, or online) or Online Bidder.I acknowledge and agree that a 20% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the hammer price on individual lots $100,000 and higher, and a 25% Buyer’s Premium on all individual lots of $0 – $99,999 for which I am the successful bidder. In addition, there will be an additional 3% buyer’s premium charged for any lots won on online. I further acknowledge that I am responsible to pay Julien’s Auctions the aggregate of the hammer price and the Buyer’s Premium for such lot(s). All invoices must be paid within 10 calendar days after the close of the auction. I authorize Julien’s Auctions to charge my credit card listed on page 1 for all items purchased (including shipping) at this auction, and any future Julien’s Auctions I may participate in, if not otherwise paid in full within 10 calendar days after the close of the auction. By signing below I confirm that I have read and agree with all the facts stated in this Acknowledgement and verify all information on page one is correct.