Let my singles go, pleads Michael Jackson exec
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Source: Mi2N - June 14, 2002
Lawyer Johnny Cochran, of OJ Simpson fame, may be asked to look into an
argument between Marc Schaffel, Executive Producer of Michael Jackson's
'What More Can I Give' project, and Sony Electronics.
In an open letter to Sony, Schaffel wants the company to release what he
describes as "two charity singles" which, he says, Sony originally agreed
for release, "after the tragic events of 9-11 were postponed last November
due to Sony's decision not to release them at the same time of Mr. Jackson's
Schaffel's letter says he'll also call upon Johnny Cochran to
look into things because he's heard, "Mr. Cochran and his associates will
also be investigating Sony's handling of Mr. Jackson's 'Invincible' album."
"Hoping to raise tens of millions of dollars from each release worldwide,
proceeds would be used to benefit the victims of the September 11 attacks on
the USA, and many children charities worldwide," said Schaffel's letter.
"Mr. Schaffel feels the current political situation between Sony and Michael
Jackson may be preventing the singles from coming out for the one-year
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