*Tito Jackson‘s got a new legal issue to deal with. The musician and a band he played with apparently negotiated in bad faith with the BB King music company and profited off of the late blues legend’s celebrity, says a lawsuit filed by the music company which is also demanding that Tito Jackson and his bandmates cut a check and stop using B B King’s name
Specifically, the B.B. King Music Co. is going after the “B.B. King Blues Band Featuring Tito Jackson” for trademark infringement. According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, the band never received written permission to use B.B. King’s name on its worldwide tour.
However, there’s this: The B.B. King Music Co. claims they had an oral agreement for the band to use the famous artist’s name, but they never actually signed it.
So, it’s come to this: the B.B. King Music Co. is suing not only for money, but also for an order forcing the band to stop using the name.
In related news …
Tito Jackson’s son says he is raising funds to release an explosive documentary series that will expose “media and showbiz corruption” against his late uncle, Michael Jackson.
Taj Jackson, who is also a member of pop group 3T, said his project will reveal how MJ was “betrayed, entrapped, and extorted” throughout his life.
He also said it will explode myths about the famous King of Pop, particularly around his unique relationships with children.
Taj has launched his project in response to a screening of documentary Leaving Neverland at the Sundance Film Festival this week.