LaToya Jackson's Ex Accused of Stealing Brother Michael's Property & Pajamas He Wore When He Died
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LaToya Jackson’s Ex-Fiancé Accused of Stealing Brother Michael’s Property & Pajamas He Wore When He Died

CENTURY CITY, CA - APRIL 17: La Toya Jackson and Jeffre Phillips attend the "Dancing In Jaffa" Los Angeles Screening hosted at the ICM Screening Room on April 17, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/FilmMagic)

Michael Jackson’s estate claims a man engaged to one of the King of Pop’s siblings exploited MJ’s death by purloining items from the late entertainer’s home, according to TMZ.

On June 25, 2009, at the time of Jackson’s death, based on filed legal documents, Jeffre Phillips resided at the Jackson’s Carolwood House for nine days and stole personal and private property like Jackson’s iPhone, California driver’s license, prescription pill bottles, clothes, personal handwritten notes, video cameras, computers, hard drives, and a briefcase filled with documents.

Phillips is accused of taking Jackson’s pajamas that he wore at the time of his death and a resuscitator tube, Complex reports

The lawsuit affidavit filed against Phillips on Friday, June 24, a day before the 13th anniversary of Jackson’s death, does not reveal who Phillips was engaged to in 2009. 

Jackson, who still maintains the venerable title of King of Pop, produced 200+ tracks and 10 studio albums. His influence is still evident today in such artists as Chris Brown, Usher, and Neyo.  

According to History.com, the “Thriller” singer died from cardiac arrest at 50 due to a combination of fatal drugs administered by his doctor Conrad Murray, according to History.com. 

At the time, Jackson was planning his comeback tour, This Is It Tour, at the O2 Arena in London; he hired Murray as his physician.

Jackson’s death was declared a homicide due to the high levels of propofol found in his body. Murray gave the singer propofol to help him sleep and ended up serving two years in jail after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in November 2011. His sentence was reduced after the alteration of a California law.

Murray’s medical license is revoked in the United States, but his legal team believes he will have his medical license reinstated. 

“He’s pretty confident that he’ll be able to practice medicine again somewhere,” Murray’s legal representative, Valerie Wass, said to ABC News, BBC reports.

 


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