Jacko Settles Sheikh Suit

Singer was sued for $7M breach of contract
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2008 7:42 AM CST
Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, center, leaves the High Court in London, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. The Sheik sued Michael Jackson for $7 million, claiming breach of contract.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson settled with the Bahraini prince who sued him for breach of contract, and will not attend court as scheduled today, the Guardian reports. The King of Pop’s appearance at the High Court had been eagerly awaited, bringing back memories of the hundreds who kept vigil outside his 2005 child molestation trial. Jackson was advised by lawyers to settle as he was leaving for London.