Child abuse allegations, years of strange behavior - including dangling his baby out a hotel window - and bad relations with promoters and record companies had badly tarnished his name.
The answer is influenced by many things, including evolving technology. Holographic images of the performer provide new revenue opportunities.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service had a much bigger figure in mind than the $2,105. $161,000,000 in fact.
And that meant that not enough tax was paid previously, so hundreds of millions of back taxes and penalties are due.
That's quite a tax bill!
Accounting for the agreed value of an asset is easy. Arriving at the valuation in the first place, not so much.
Ah, The Price of Fame, Peter