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Michael Jackson’s estate claims man engaged to sister La Toya used chaos of singer’s death to steal PAJAMAS he was wearing hours before he died as well as his iPhone, pills and clothes – as family mourn on anniversary of death
- Jeffre Phillips, the former fiance of La Toya Jackson, was accused of stealing personal items from Michael Jackson’s home just days after the pop star’s death
- Jackson’s estate claimed Phillips made off with the pop star’s iPhone, pills, clothes, home videos and even his deathbed pajamas
- The lawyers said they had received a tip in December from an auctioneer claiming Phillips was trying to sell clothes he said belonged to the singer
- Although the lawyers said they’ve been able to retrieve some of the items, they believe Phillips has more, including music written and recorded by Jackson
Michael Jackson’s estate has claimed the ex-fiance of one of his sisters used the chaos surrounding the pop star’s death in 2009 to rob from his deathbed pajamas and other valuables from his $25million mansion.
Friday’s legal filings from Jackson’s estate claimed film producer Jeffre Phillips, who was once engaged to La Toya Jackson, was trying to sell off items he allegedly stole after staying in the King of Pop’s Los Angeles mansion for nine-days after he died.
While at the Carolwood House, Jackson’s lawyers claim Phillips stole the singer’s and his children’s iPhones, his driver’s license, prescription pills, clothes, handwritten notes and a briefcase with personal and business letters.
‘In extremely appalling and inhumane act, Phillips even stole the pajamas Jackson was wearing in the final hours of his life,’ the lawyers claimed.
‘And Phillips stole a resuscitator tube that seems to have been used on Jackson by those who were trying to save Jackson’s life in the short and frantic period before his passing.’
The accusations filed against Phillips came the day before the 13th anniversary of Jackson’s death, who passed on June 25, 2009.
Film producer Jeffre Phillips, right, the former fiance of La Toya Jackson, left, was accused of stealing personal items from Michael Jackson’s home just days after the pop star’s 2009 death
Jackson’s estate filed legal documents on Friday demanding Phillips return items that he was allegedly trying to sell to an auction house. Pictured: Michael Jackson holding a news conference in London, in 2009, just three months before his death
The lawyers claim that while inside Jackson’s Carolwood mansion (pictured) Phillips made off with several items, including the King of Pop’s deathbed Pajamas
The allegations come just before the 13th anniversary of Jackson’s death. Pictured: mourner Christine Tucker placing a memorial in Jackson’s bedroom in 2011
Jackson’s estate claims they received a tip back in December 2021 that Phillips was attempting to auction off items belonging to the late singer.
In an attempt to vouch for the items’ authenticity, Phillips allegedly admitted to the auctioneer that the items were taken in the days following Jackson’s death while he was at the mansion.
To verify the items, the auctioneer reached out to the estate, letting them know that he had a pair of sunglasses allegedly to Jackson that Phillips allegedly claimed still had ‘makeup on it from his face.’
Jackson’s lawyers said they have been able to retrieve some of the items Phillips allegedly took, but believe that the man is still in possession of home videos and music the singer had written and recorded before his death.
The estate ultimately asked the court to order Phillips to return any and all property that he allegedly took from Jackson’s home.
Lawyers for Phillips could not be immediately reached for comment.
News that Phillips and La Toya were dating broke out just months after Jackson’s death. The couple were engaged in 2013, but split apart two years later
An auctioneer tipped off Jackson’s estate that Phillips had given him a pair of sunglasses that still had ‘makeup on it form his face’ as he tried to sell the allegedly stolen items in December
The auctioneer told Jackson’s lawyers that Phillips vouched for the item’s authenticity because he stayed at the $25 million LA mansion for nine days following Jackson’s death
The lawyers demanded that Phillips return all the alleged stolen property
News of Phillips’ relationship with La Toya Jackson broke out in the fall of 2009, months after Jackson died on June 25.
Phillips had proposed to La Toya in 2013, with many outlets speculating that the two had actually gotten married in December of that year, rumors that were squashed by La Toya herself.
The two remained engaged until suddenly breaking things off in 2015, TMZ reported. They had remained close friends, but their current relationship is unknown.