Michael Jackson's Pinoy designer sued in US

By ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jul 11 2014 09:55 AM | Updated as of Jul 11 2014 07:30 PM

REDWOOD CITY, California – Nestor "Zaldy" Goco, a favorite designer for music celebrities like Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani, is being sued for allegedly owing more than $480,000 in commission to two creative talents.

Court records obtained from Courthouse News showed that Goco signed a four-year contract with creative consultant Christopher Demers and choreographer Travis Payne in July 2009, a month after Jackson died.

Demers and Payne claim that under the deal, they are entitled to 20 percent of Goco’s gross earnings derived from Jackson's tours.

The two plaintiffs claim that they served as Goco’s managers and assisted him in getting work from the Jackson estate.

In a verified complaint filed in a New York court, the plaintiffs allege that Goco has stonewalled every time they sought payment for their services.

Demers and Payne estimate that Goco earned up to $2.4 million and owes them between $280,000 and $480,000 in commission.

The plaintiffs are seeking for an accounting, money earned and costs.