Michael Jackson

By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s former publicist filed a $44 million lawsuit on Wednesday against the self-styled “King of Pop” for failing to pay her for her services.

Raymone Bain, who represented Jackson during his 2005 trial and acquittal on child sex abuse charges and later managed his business company, filed a breach of contract civil lawsuit against the singer in Washington, D.C.

She said in a statement that she had decided “with deep regret” to sue Jackson, describing him as someone “whom I have greatly admired and respected.”

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