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Post by linzfinz03 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:07 pm

Is this actually true?

Maybe someone should ask Rayone Bain.

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:09 pm

[QUOTE=smoody]What I'm confused about is we are dealing with a family of millionairs. This should have never gotten in the press. Somebody should have taken care of this just to keep the talking heads shut up. I don't know I'm going to bed.*you'll see me again in ten minutes*[/QUOTE]

They aren't all millionaires. :)

Who knows where the problem lies though. Obviously there is a communication problem somewhere.

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Post by danaluvsmj » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:12 pm

wtf? Oh shit, please tell me this isn't true.:cryptic
I'm feeling sick reading this.

I just hope this will be settled.
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Post by smoody » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:34 pm

I have all the faith in the world that this will be resolved. i am just hating turning on the news in the morning though.:mad:

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:39 pm

Haha, I get my news online. You can avoid what you don't want to read.

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:58 pm

Michael Jackson fined, ordered to close Neverland
By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson was ordered to shut down his Neverland Valley Ranch on Thursday by California authorities who have fined the pop star $169,000 for failing to pay his employees or maintain proper insurance.

Jackson's sprawling ranch in the central California foothills was closed, at least temporarily, by an agent of the State Labor Commissioner after the office discovered that his worker's compensation policy had lapsed in January.

"We went out there this morning and issued a stop order to the security guard at the front gate," state Department of Industrial Relations spokesman Dean Fryer told Reuters. "We asked to be escorted in to meet management, but we were refused and turned away, so we gave the order to (the guard)."

Fryer said local animal welfare officials had been asked to care for the inhabitants of Neverland's zoo.

He said that Jackson could reopen the ranch if he obtains workers compensation insurance but may face legal action by the state if he fails to pay the back wages.

Jackson, who was cleared last June of criminal charges that he sexually abused a young boy at Neverland, has spent much of his time since the trial in Bahrain and was not at his ranch when authorities arrived. His representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

The order prohibits Jackson from employing anyone at the 2,800-acre (1,130-hectare) ranch until the insurance issues are resolved, Fryer said. "So it looks like this would mean for Neverland Valley Ranch that they would be closed down."

Jackson on Thursday was fined $69,000, or $1,000 per employee, for allowing his insurance to lapse. Earlier this week, authorities cited him for violating state labor law by failing to pay at least 30 employees since December of 2005. A letter for that citation imposes a $100,000 fine and demands that he make good on $306,000 in unpaid wages.

Fryer said his office learned of the workers compensation issue after a Neverland employee making an unpaid-wage claim remarked that a co-worker had been injured on the job and was uncertain about filing a claim due to the lapsed insurance.

If an employee were hurt at Neverland while Jackson was uninsured, Fryer said, "the medical expenses associated with that injury would have to be picked up by the state."

Prosecutors asserted during Jackson's child molestation trial that the pop singer was in precarious financial shape due to mounting debts.

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Post by whisper » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:26 pm

I'll wait for the full story.

I think that Mike could be a real a$$hole to these people he's taken care of for so long if he decided to be. It's up to him whether he wants to deal with it or not. And he'll have every right to be an a$$hole considering everything he's been through.

What I mean is that he could very well decide to do the actionable equivalent of saying, 'to hell with all you sons-a-bitches'. He could pay the fine, close the ranch, and fire these people. Then insurance will be the LAST thing they'll have to worry about because they'd be out of a job.

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:46 pm

Michael isn't a bastard. The employees that are working there don't deserve to be treated that way, for what? What exactly did they do? Want want they are working for? They aren't doing anything wrong. You don't penalize people just because you're pissed off...and I'm sure Michael isn't for that kind of stuff.

Michael wouldn't say 'forget them' and just cut off funds either, because he'd only be penalizing himself...the end result being what we are reading about now.

The employees left at Neverland aren't the same mofos that screwed him over the last few years. Michael wouldn't do that to them. It wouldn't only be affecting them, but their families as well. That's really mean-spirited and it's way off. Why would he have that kind of attitude towards them? These are people he knows.

I'll never forget that picture of all of them banded together hand in hand as he left Neverland to hear the verdict.

If they aren't being paid, it's not because Michael is pissed off and just decided not to pay them. There would be some other reason.

If Michael closes Neverland wouldn't that be a personal decision? It doesn't have to mean he's telling someone to go screw themselves. It could mean he can't afford to have it open anymore, or that it just isn't worth it to him anymore.


And I doubt we'll get the 'full story' if this isn't it. Because we never do. Sadly.

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Post by InspirationMoonwalks » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:17 pm

[QUOTE=~Vicky~]Michael isn't a bastard. The employees that are working there don't deserve to be treated that way, for what? What exactly did they do? Want want they are working for? They aren't doing anything wrong. You don't penalize people just because you're pissed off...and I'm sure Michael isn't for that kind of stuff.

Michael wouldn't say 'forget them' and just cut off funds either, because he'd only be penalizing himself...the end result being what we are reading about now.

The employees left at Neverland aren't the same mofos that screwed him over the last few years. Michael wouldn't do that to them. It wouldn't only be affecting them, but their families as well. That's really mean-spirited and it's way off. Why would he have that kind of attitude towards them? These are people he knows.

I'll never forget that picture of all of them banded together hand in hand as he left Neverland to hear the verdict.

If they aren't being paid, it's not because Michael is pissed off and just decided not to pay them. There would be some other reason.

If Michael closes Neverland wouldn't that be a personal decision? It doesn't have to mean he's telling someone to go screw themselves. It could mean he can't afford to have it open anymore, or that it just isn't worth it to him anymore.


And I doubt we'll get the 'full story' if this isn't it. Because we never do. Sadly.[/QUOTE]


I COMPLETELY agree. :(

There must be something more to this than what we're hearing, even if we never get to hear it..

And if these people were STILL working enough to get hurt on the job, that means there was a job TO do. Therefore taking away from the folklore of Michael "abandoning" the place when he went overseas.. :rolleyes:

But, as you said, the media is going to RUN with this..and I'm not looking forward to it.. *slaps forehead*
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Post by SpecialJanet25 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:56 pm

You know who really knows what's going on with all this. No one knows whether or not Michael will every return to US. Hopely he can resolve this issue before things get ugly with the media regarding his finances. Like Vicky said, the media (as usually) are going to take this and run.
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Post by HeavenSent » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:15 pm

yeah, i'll wait for the full story, whatever that is...:unsure: But it doesn't take away the fact that I feel saddened.

There's always a surprise around every turn for Michael these days, ain't there? and this once more affirms what a maze of an existance that he lives.

I don't even feel like reading what other folks have to say, I'm just rather tired of having negativity on his heels all the time.

What's worse is when a lapse such as this occurs, the WHOLE world has to know about it.

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Post by missclimpson » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:36 pm

When they say "shut down," they mean that the employees aren't allowed in until the insurance is paid up again. Michael needs to start taking care of things again.

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Post by Justlookingaround » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:21 am

I think you guys are making this hard on yourselfs. Michael was fined for not have workmens comp insurance. Which in Cali is a must. He will pay the fine and get insurence and the workers will come back

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Post by alfredo » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:22 am

Just in from Fox nut Friedman.....


MJ is back in Cali! Supposedly he is at his Encino home. But this is Friedman. Don't you just love the way he brags that he knows everything. I think he wears pink panties. I think he's like J. Edgar Hoover. You know, tough by day cross-dresser by night :o

But Michael Jackson is in big, big trouble now. The state fined him $69,000, or $1,000 per employee, for allowing his insurance to lapse. He's also been levied $100,000 in fines for not paying the employees $306,000. That comes to $475,000, which Jackson does not have.

I do feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield here. For weeks I've told you in this space that Jackson was heading for a colossal financial disaster. Well, it's here, and so is he. Jackson's arrival in Encino signals a total break with Prince Abdullah of Bahrain who was underwriting the singer's extravagant lifestyle since last year. At the same time, Jackson faces imminent foreclosure on $270 million of loans guaranteed by his 50% ownership in Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a.k.a the Beatles catalog.



You'd swear the story was about him if you didn't know otherwise.



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Post by Justlookingaround » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:23 am

Roger is the type of guy who loves bad news. When all of this is cleared up he will be mad at Michael again

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