Sheikh Spent $350K On Michael Jackson 'Brain Guru'
November 19, 2008 at 5:18 AM (PT)
A sheikh subsidizing MICHAEL JACKSON spent almost $350,000 on a brain-power guru to help the singer's creative juices flow, reports THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. "Mind-mapping and motivational guru" TONY BUZAN came to BAHRAIN for a week at the singer's request, said BANKIM THANKI, lawyer for SHEIKH ABDULLA BIN HAMAD AL-KHALIFA, who is suing JACKSON for $7 million in a breach-of-contract case here.
BUZAN "did not come cheap," he noted in court today: BUZAN charged $37,000 a session for a total of $343,000.
"Who paid for that? Yes, SHEIKH ABDULLA," said THANKI.
The 33-year-old sheikh -- son of the king of BAHRAIN -- alleges that JACKSON took millions in advances from him, but failed to deliver on contractually agreed projects, including an album, a "frankly personal" autobiography and a musical.