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JEWELRY STORE SUES KING OF POP OVER WATCH

Michael Jackson Doesn’t Stop ‘Til He Gets Enough—Says "The Watch Is Mine"

Michael Jackson is in trouble with The Man, and, no, it has nothing to do with underage visitors to his Neverland ranch.

Jewelry retailer David Orgell is suing Jackson for payment of a one-of-a-kind, $1.45 million diamond-encrusted Vacheron Constantine watch that the King of Pop allegedly walked away with without paying.

According to a Reuters story, store owners allowed Jackson to take the watch home with him for a few days while he decided if he wanted to make the purchase. You know, just like they do at Target. Jackson kept the watch for four months, despite repeated invoices from David Orgell demanding payment. When he returned the timepiece, with a note saying he was not interested, the watch was scratched and could no longer be sold as a new item.

"It is our custom and practice not to ask for payment on the spot as that would be insulting to clients like [Mr. Jackson]," a spokesman for the tony Rodeo Drive jeweler said in the Reuters story. Again, just like at Target. "But we waited and waited and waited to get paid and never did."

David Orgell routinely loans jewelry to stars for events such as the Academy Awards but, the spokesman said, would never let an item go missing for months without payment.

"This kind of behavior is really off the wall. It's not in Michael's human nature at all," said a spokesman for the King of Pop. "I mean, contrary to popular belief he's not bad or dangerous. There has to be more to this, it can't just be black or white. We should wait to judge until we hear his story."

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