Jacko Sued by Arab Prince

Bahraini royal claims Jackson reneged on deal to cut album in exchange for bailout
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2008 10:17 AM CST
Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa claims Michael Jackson, after accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars to help him through financial difficulties, reneged on a deal to record an album.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Bahraini prince is suing Michael Jackson in a UK court, Reuters reports, claiming the singer skipped out on a deal to record an album after years of financial support. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa claims payments to Jackson in 2005 and beyond were an advance for a new album, autobiography, and stage play; Jackson failed to produce, claiming the payments were gifts.