Jacko Files Suit

Michael Jackson has filed suit against his former accountants, claiming they withdrew $2.5 million a year from his accounts but didn’t use the money as it was intended.

The suit by Jackson and MJJ Productions Inc. was filed December 21st in L.A. Superior Court against Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, whom Jackson hired in 2003 for bookkeeping, opening bank accounts and filing personal, corporate and real estate taxes. The suit alleges negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.

Jackson also alleges the accountants hired people and entered into contracts on his behalf without obtaining his permission.

The suit asks for unspecified damages and an accounting of the money defendants received for services.