Michael Jackson’s estate is suing a family friend for stealing personal property before popstars death
Michael Jackson estate filed a lawsuit against film producer Jeffre Phillips, accusing him of stealing several things belonging to the “Thriller” singer.
This occurs before the 13th anniversary of the death of the pop icon. Jackson died of heart arrest on June 25, 2013, and it is believed that a combination of medications prescribed by his doctor contributed to his death.
The legal records acquired by TMZ indicate that at the time of the alleged heist, Jeffre was engaged to be married to one of Michael’s siblings. However, the court petition does not identify which sibling. In spite of this, La Toya Jackson, Michael’s sister, reportedly wed Jeffre in 2013.
The records state that he took Michael’s iPhone, driver’s licence, prescription medication bottles, handwritten notes, and a pair of pyjamas in the hours before the superstar’s death when he was a guest at Michael Carolwood House. Michael’s garments had been removed by the medical staff in an effort to preserve his life.
The complaint also claimed Jeffre took the King of Pop’s suitcase containing documentation, video cameras, laptops, and hard drives.
According to a previous story by, “Mickey” vocalist Toni Basil believes Michael’s hectic performance preparation schedule contributed to his untimely death at age 50.
She mentioned that after six years of hiatus, “He had stopped from six years, and all of a sudden, they talked him into doing a tour,” on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast hosted by David Yontef. “And he’s trying to sing and dance and rehearse in a small amount of time. It was killing him, and it did kill him. That’s just my opinion, because that’s so, so, so difficult.”
“I think it had to have been so exhausting and so physically taxing, and you know, he’s got to have his hand in it,” she said, referring to the protagonist. “He’s got to be creating it. He’s gotta be making decisions. He’s gotta be rehearsing all day. He’s gotta be dancing like he danced, and he’s gotta be singing like he’s singing.”