Michael Jackson’s Estate and Sony Music reached an agreement on Wednesday (Aug. 10) to end a year-long lawsuit that claimed they violated false advertising laws by releasing a posthumous album featuring songs sung by “a Jackson impersonator,” according to Billboard.
Fans and family members questioned whether three tracks on the album were actually sung by the Jackson. Producer and friend of the famed singer Eddie Cascio claimed the vocals were indeed from the ‘Thriller” musician.
Vera Serova, the woman who filed the lawsuit over the Michael tracks, confirmed that the case had been “amicably resolved” but didn’t provide any further commentary.
“Regardless of how the Supreme Court may rule, the parties to the lawsuit mutually decided to end the litigation, which would have potentially included additional appeals and a lengthy trial court process,” Sony and the estate said in a joint statement to Billboard.
“Removing the songs the simplest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks once and for all.”