Janet Jackson is one step closer to ending her $200k lawsuit over the alleged debt she owes her ex-business partners. The singer has agreed to hash out a deal with the debt collection company behind closed doors after she was slapped with legal documents over the 6-figure sum.
Jackson filed the paperwork in Los Angeles on October 24, informing the court that all parties have agreed to work out their issues by participating “in a private mediation.”
The parties have plenty of time to work out an agreement as a status hearing on the matter isn’t scheduled until May 22, 2024.
Jackson’s lawyer has fiercely defended her, telling RadarOnline.com, “We have been working with a distant former manager who referred a bill to collections that was resolved years ago due some errors that were made with Mr. Jackson’s account. If the case was assigned for collections and they are suing as the assignee, they will be in for a big surprise as the claim is past the statute of limitations and was resolved years ago before the firm was bought out.”
It remains to be seen whether Jackson will be able to successfully resolve the lawsuit through mediation, but one thing is for sure: this is a story that we’ll be keeping a close eye on.