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Jackson Snr’s lawyer hits out at auction

By | Published on Wednesday 1 September 2010

The lawyer representing Joe Jackson has hit out at plans to stage an auction of Michael Jackson merchandise in China next month. The sale, which will see a black, bejewelled glove worn by the late King of Pop back in 1995, among other things, go under the hammer, is being organised by US-based auction firm Julien’s Auctions. Before his death Jacko successfully stopped Julien’s from holding a similar sale in the US.

Talking about the new auction, legal man Brian Oxman told the Daily Star: “This is an outrage. Back in May of 2009 there was to be an auction. Michael demanded it was stopped. He never wanted this material to be auctioned. As soon as Michael Jackson was dead, Julien’s Auctions was negotiating again with estate representatives. That was the very auction that Michael Jackson paid a lot of money to stop. He would be furious. He would be turning in his grave. This was to be his legacy to his children, and the legacy of his children is being sold off”.

Commenting on the sale, Julien’s Auctions boss Darren Julien told reporters: “It’s the best collection of Michael Jackson items that we’ve ever assembled and it all came to us from his family and from the friends he gave them to”.