Ex-Michael Jackson manager sues for estate share

ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer Published:

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's former manager is suing the singer's estate claiming he is owed millions and is responsible for some of the successes of the singer's estate.

Tohme R. Tohme's lawsuit was filed Friday in Santa Monica, Calif., the same day lawyers for Jackson's estate asked a judge to rule the former adviser had no rights to any of Jackson's post-death earnings.

Tohme's case claims Jackson's estate would not be as successful if not for his efforts and that he should be paid 15 percent of Jackson's post-death earnings.

Jackson's estate claims Tohme used undue influence to get Jackson to sign agreements, but the former adviser's case states he worked diligently to create "a financial and career strategy that would provide stability for Michael Jackson and his children."