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MINDING HIS BUSINESS

"I really want us to be friends and conquer the business world together," MICHAEL JACKSON once told former porn producer F. Marc Schaffel's answering machine. But Schaffel is suing the pop star for $1.6 million in debts allegedly accrued while he managed Jackson's finances. The singer's lawyer says Schaffel is just another associate who took advantage of Jackson's "almost childlike" nature. As the trial unfolds, details of the star's unusual fiscal choices are emerging:

•Jackson allegedly paid Marlon Brando $1 million to attend one of his concerts and do a cameo in his video You Rock My World.

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