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Michael Jackson's Estate Sued For $1 Billion And Three Other Outrageous Celebrity Lawsuits

7 June 2012 9:36 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Michael Jackson and his estate have faced more than their share of strange lawsuits, but this latest one has got to be one of the most outrageous.

Kimberly Griggs filed handwritten paperwork in San Diego, California claiming she had an intimate relationship with Jackson in 1979 and that he went on to use personal details about her life in his music, TMZ reports. She says he wrote about their affair on his Thriller, Bad and Dangerous albums and, after exploiting her personal secrets, promised to give her the rights to the tracks.

He never did give her the rights to his music, of course, and now she is suing for $1 billion in damages.

TMZ sought comment from Jackson's estate, but the calls were curiously not returned.

This latest suit reminds us that Jackson isn't the only celeb to get slapped with a multi-million (sometimes multi-billion) dollar lawsuit that seems, well, a »

- John Mitchell

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