Quincy Jones claims Sony Music and MJJ Productions have been taking advantage of his old age and has accused the companies of elder abuse.
The 84-year-old argues that they cheated him out of royalties and were able to do so because he was essentially too old to understand and recognize what was going on.
Quincy says Sony and MJJ pulled an accounting trick on him — labeling a pot of money from MJ’s music as profits, instead of royalties … to which he would have been entitled a cut.
In short … he’s accusing them of bamboozling an old man.
Of course, Q produced MJ’s 3 biggest albums — “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad” — and says the defendants have screwed him out of money earned off that amazing string of hits.
He’s suing for at least $10 million, and is expected to testify in court this week.
This is certainly an interesting defense.