June 11th, 2012 by edsel
A convicted thief filed a billion-dollar handwritten lawsuit against the estate of Michael Jackson for allegedly exploiting personal details about her life to use in his greatest hits.
In an exclusive report by TMZ, Kimberly Griggs filed the case in San Diego, California. Griggs was a convicted felon who served time in prison for burglary and robbery.
Griggs claimed that she and Jackson had an intimate relationship starting from 1979. She further claimed that MJ used the unsavory parts of her criminal life to create his albums ‘Bad,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Off the Wall,’ ‘Thriller,’ and Jackson’s greatest hits album ‘Number Ones.’
According to TMZ, Kimberly Griggs claimed to have been furious with Michael Jackson for exposing her personal secrets in his music. She then alleged that Jackson promised to give her the rights to the songs as compensation.
Griggs claimed to have been shocked when MJ suddenly died. She said she was even more displeased when she was completely left out of his estate, which is now worth billions after an especially lucrative post-humous video concert.
TMZ obtained copies of the handwritten lawsuit. The legal papers stated that Kimberly Griggs asked for $1 billion in damages.
The estate of Michael Jackson did not return TMZ’s calls.