Jeweler Sues Michael Jackson

"Money" isn't just the title of a song by super pop star Michael Jackson. It's also the reason for a $1.4 million lawsuit filed against the singer by Beverly Hills, Calif., luxury retail jeweler David Orgell. In the July 10 lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, Orgell alleges that during an Oct. 30, 1999 visit to the store, Jackson-a frequent customer-took a fancy to a new $1.9 million King Kalla, a rare Vacheron Constantin diamond watch. (Only five have been made in 245 years.) In view of Jackson's interest (and his request for a lower price), Orgell reduced the price to $1,450,000. On Dec. 18, Jackson asked to take it with him "for a couple days" before making a final decision, according to the suit. Orgell agreed, and, continues the lawsuit, both Jackson and his agent told the jeweler in phone calls a few days later that the singer was "very happy" with the watch and would pay the $1
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