Michael Jackson, dubbed the “King of Pop”, is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over the span of his four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion made him a global figure in pop culture. Even in his death, the legendary musician continues to make headlines.
TMZ reported that Jackson’s estate has filed a lawsuit against film producer Jeffré Phillips. The lawsuit accused him of stealing a wide assortment of personal items from the “Thriller” singer in the days immediately following his death. The lawsuit comes just before the 13th anniversary of the pop icon’s passing. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, after suffering cardiac arrest that was said to be caused by a cocktail of drugs given to him by his doctor.
The documents alleged that Jeffré was staying at Michael Carolwood House when he allegedly stole Michael’s iPhone, his driver’s license, prescription pill bottles, handwritten notes and a pair of pajamas that the megastar had been wearing in the hours leading up to his death. The lawsuit also alleged Jeffré stole a briefcase and paperwork, video cameras, computers and hard drives from the King of Pop.
The outlet reported that Jeffré was engaged to be married to one of Michael’s siblings at the time of the alleged robbery. However, it’s not known which of Michael’s siblings Phillips was engaged to. It should be noted, Michael’s sister La Toya Jackson married Jeffré in 2013.
Michael is survived by his three children, Prince, 25, Paris 24, and Prince Michael II, 20. We will be on the lookout for more updates. Stay tuned to Thirsty.
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