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Michael Jackson’s Estate Settles With Sony Music Over Alleged Fake Music

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The iconic superstar’s estate has reached an agreement with Sony over the controversial issue stemming from 2014.

After the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, a posthumous album entitled “Michael” was released in 2010. Of course, it was highly anticipated by fans worldwide who wanted to hear never before heard music from the legend. There were fans who were disappointed as they believed the vocals did not belong to the once in a lifetime performer.  For a while, many alluded that it was simply a conspiracy theory, but MJ’s estate took the matter rather seriously.
michael jackson billion estateThings really got into motion was made by a fan when he took the claim to court, “It all began in 2014 with a fan named Vera Serova filed a class action lawsuit against Michael Jackson’s longtime friend Eddie Cascio, accusing him, and his production company, Angelikson Productions, of doctoring songs and selling them through the Jackson Estate and Sony Music.”
After debating over the situation for years, as of today (August 11), the estate and Sony have decided to drop the case. According to Billboard, both sides reached an agreement as they awaited a decision from the California Supreme Court.

In a statement reported on Billboard,  Sony and the estate said, “Regardless of how the Supreme Court may rule, the parties to the lawsuit mutually decided to end the litigation, which would have potentially included additional appeals and a lengthy trial court process.” They further stated that taking the songs off of the 2010 project was “the simplest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks once and for all.”
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Serova issued a statement as well, saying everything had been resolved without detailing why exactly. Additionally, both sides failed to explain what would come out of their settlement.