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Back in 2010, Sony Music released ‘Michael‘ -a Michael Jackson album featuring unreleased songs said to be from the late singer’s archive.
Upon hearing the album, it was clear to many Michael Jackson fans that whoever was impersonating the ‘King of Pop’ singing certain songs on that album was NOT Michael. Even family members of Michael came out and said they didn’t believe it was him. A fan of Micahel’s named Vera Servova filed a class-action lawsuit against the album’s producers in 2014 nobler the alleged fraud.
Court documents were obtained stating, Sony conceded this week that several of the songs – “Breaking News,” “Keep Your Head Up,” and 20 Cent collaboration “Moster” – were actually performed by a Michael Jackson sound-alike named Jason Malachi.
According to TMZ, “Jason Malachi confessed to taking part in the hoax back in 2011.” Sony has admitted to the fraud because the company is arguing it believed the producer’ of the album claims that the songs were really Michael and shouldn’t be held liable for the fraud. Sony is also trying to convince the judge that it had the right to advertise the album as Michael Jackson’s even if he wasn’t featured on every track.
A decision of the case his expected within 90 days.
Written By: Fantasia Harvey