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Michael Jackson Fan Sues Estate over Posthumous Album ‘Michael’, Claims Pop Icon Did Not Sing Lead Vocals

Jun 13, 2014 03:00 AM EDT
Michael Jackson Fan Sues Estate over Posthumous Album ‘Michael’, Claims Pop Icon Did Not Sing Lead Vocals
(Photo : Youtube) An enraged Michael Jackson fan is suing his estate claiming it tricked fans into buying the late King of Pop’s 2010 album titled “Michael” - his first posthumous recording - making them believe he was the lead singer on 3 of his tracks when in fact he wasn’t, TMZ reported.

An enraged Michael Jackson fan is suing his estate claiming it tricked fans into buying the late King of Pop's 2010 album titled "Michael" - his first posthumous recording - making them believe he was the lead singer on 3 of his tracks when in fact he wasn't, TMZ reported.

The plaintiff, identified by Law360 as Vera Serova, filed a class action suit in a Los Angeles court in California Thursday, June12, alleging she bought the CD in 2011 because Sony - the company that bought the rights to Jackson's unreleased music - guaranteed on the album cover that all the tracks were sung by Michael, the suit states.

Serova reportedly complained that the singer didn't actually perform 3 particular tracks and instead they were sung by people pretending to be Jackson.

She has hired an audio expert to analyze the CD an it was determined that the lead vocals on "Breaking News," "Monster" and "Keep Your Head Up" were most likely not those of the music icon's,according to the court documents.

Vera has filed a reputed class action suit, which means if the charges were proven to be true, Michael's Estate would have to pay everyone who purchased the complete album, or any of the songs in question.

Howard Weitzman, the Estate's attorney, has previously claimed that Jackson has provided lead vocals for all the songs on the posthumous album.

Meanwhile, in 2010, prior to the release of the album-which included 10-12 never-before-heard songs from the late pop star - MJ's kids, Paris and Prince, have alleged that the songs Sony will be releasing are fake versions. They claimed that they were present while their father was recording many of the tracks and were "adamant" that the versions on the new album were performed by a sound-a-like, according to PerezHilton.

An insider reportedly claimed that five tracks in question were recorded at the home of producer Eddie Cascio in New Jersey, and Michael and his children stayed with him and his family for four months during recording in 2007.

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