Jacko Needed $350K 'Mind Guru'

Bahraini prince paid consultant to help juice singer's creative process
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2008 12:19 PM CST
Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa arrives at the High Court in London yesterday; he is suing Michael Jackson over millions in advances he says the singer never delivered on.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The sheikh who is suing Michael Jackson says he spent nearly $350,000 on a brain guru for the star, the New York Daily News reports. Mind-mapping and motivational guru Tony Buzan spent one week with the King of Pop in an effort to unlock his creativity, thus allowing him to write the agreed-upon album, autobiography, and musical for the Bahraini prince.

The prince’s lawyer said, “My client felt a considerable amount of personal betrayal by someone he had regarded as a close friend” after Jackson failed to produce.