A great deal of publicity has been given to the auction at the Beverley Hilton, Beverley Hills, of Michael’s personal belongings which were removed from Neverland.
Julien’s Auction House removed, stored, catalogued the items and publicised the April auction. Part of the collection was removed to County Kildare, Ireland, to be shown to the public of Europe, as promotion for the auction. Attorneys for MJJ Productions filed a lawsuit claiming that they had no rights to sell Michael’s items. After some controversy, attorneys for Juliens Auction House and founder Darren Julien has filed documents in court allowing auction plans to proceed until April 3, when the original lawsuit is set to be heard.
Attorneys for the auction house and Julien jointly filed the document Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. “They’ve agreed for us to continue to promote the exhibit and auction,” said Julien. He also added that he “hopes and expects” that Jackson’s team will honor their original contract and allow the auction to be held April 21 as scheduled.