Drama over MJ perfume launch
21. June 2011
The event launch of a perfume im memory of pop icon Michael Jackson caused troubles as his father distanced himself from a Frenchman behind the deal and a lawsuit disputed their rights. Joe Jackson signed a contract with French fragrance enterpreneur Franck Rouas earlier this year to launch eau de parfums “Jackson’s Tribute” for women.
The scents were due to be presented to the world at a conference Thursday in a night club at the Caesars Palace Hotel Casino in Las Vegas with socialite Paris Hilton and several Jackson family members. However, the event descended into chaos when Joe Jackson backed briefly by his daughter LaToya made it clear he wanted to avoid any physical contact wth Rouas, head of the perfume company Julian Rouas Paris.
“ I don’t like the way he does things. But the intiative to creat the scents was mine and that plan goes ahead,” Joe Jackson said, adding that he did not know when the 50ml bottles would go on sale.
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