Valensi Rose entertainment lawyers Michael Morris and Steve Moeller have been retained to pursue a claim against Vanity Fair magazine, and its publisher Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc., regarding certain false and libelous statements made about Valensi Rose client La Toya Jackson. The statements involve Ms. Jackson’s  supposed actions immediately following the 2009 death of her brother Michael Jackson.

The statements appear in an article in the November issue of Vanity Fair entitled “Estate of Siege”, which generally deals with certain disputes involving Michael Jackson’s family and the executors of his Estate.

The firm’s lawyers have made a formal demand for retraction of the statements, since the magazine article includes a description of certain purported actions by members of the Jackson family which are untrue, and unsupported by any reliable sources or witnesses. As of the present date, it has not been determined whether a lawsuit will be filed against the magazine. 

Both Michael Morris and Steve Moeller have been extensively involved in representing recording artists, writers, producers, and other talent for more than 20 years. Steve Moeller is an experienced entertainment litigator who has represented numerous clients in lawsuits involving copyright infringement, trademarks, libel, and many other media related disputes.