MJ estate sues movie memorabilia store

IANS| Updated: Jul 26, 2014, 09:19 AM IST

Los Angeles: Michael Jackson`s estate is suing a movie memorabilia store for auctioning off historic photos from the pop star`s early days.

The Estate claims Premiere Props, the store put the photos from the Jackson brothers` 1984 Victory Tour up for auction, and misled buyers into believing they would also own copyright on the pictures, as any buyer could make a fortune by reprinting and selling them, suggest reports.

According to court documents, Michael had hired a photographer to shoot the concerts and Jackson`s company owned all the rights to the pictures.

According to the website of the movie memorabilia store the pictures are valued from $200 to over $2,000.

The MJ estate is now suing for all the auction profits and to stop Premiere from selling any more MJ memorabilia.