Michael Jackson Has A New Album… And A New Lawsuit

May 20 [14:00 EST] — On the day that his latest effort, “Blood on the Dancefloor,” hits stores, Michael Jackson reportedly faces another lawsuit.

The Associated Press cites Brazilian news reports that say that Jackson is being sued by a boy who claims he was hit by a van carrying the pop singer. The family of the boy (who has reportedly gone through three operations after the accident and now has one leg shorter than the other) is reportedly seeking $9.6 million.

The boy, Marcio de Paula, reportedly broke his thighbone in the 1993 incident, in which he claims he was struck by a van that contained the performer. Jackson reportedly claims that he was not in the van at the time of the accident.

Meanwhile, Jackson returned to his day job of making music on Tuesday as “…Dancefloor” hit stores. The album boasts remixes of 13 Jackson tracks re-tooled by the likes of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, and Wyclef Jean and Pras of
the Fugees.

The album’s arrival coincides with the release of “HIStory On Film Volume II,” a home video collection of Jackson’s short film projects and television performances. Included on the tape are the videos for “Thriller” and “Scream” as well as performances from the Motown 25th anniversary special and the 1995 Video Music Awards.