Michael Jackson's Estate Seeks To Recover $1M In Stolen Property
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Michael Jackson's Estate Seeks To Recover $1M In Stolen Property

If you think about pop music, one name typically comes to mind — Michael Jackson. From his iconic outfits to his timeless music, the title of the King of Pop is well deserved.

Unfortunately, this mammoth of a musical gift departed this earth on June 25, 2009.

Since then, the Jackson Estate has faced some challenges that were finally settled after some IRS disputes in 2021. However, that settlement did not resolve the recovery of the alleged stolen property once Jackson passed away.

Allegedly, Jeffre Phillips, the ex-fiancé of Jackson’s sister LaToya, wrongfully possessed property from Michael Jackson’s home.

According to a report from TMZ, Phillips used the tragedy of Jackson’s passing as a covert way to take several personal and private items from Jackson’s Carolwood Home.

Since recognizing the theft, the estate has prevented the sale of the items in question.

However, stopping the sale of those items was not enough. The executors of the Jackson estate want to reportedly reclaim the property, claiming it’s worth an estimated seven figures.

According to court filings, Phillips allegedly took hard drives, laptops, and iPods. It is also alleged that CDs and DVDs were taken, reportedly containing non-public performances and never released concert footage.

The “Remember The Time” singer’s estate also claims that Phillips took handwritten notes containing song lyrics, personal messages from his children, a photo album, and a Michael Jackson doll.

Not only does the estate have this exhaustive list of missing items, but the estate claims they also know exactly where the items are located, calling on a judge to help them retrieve the stolen property.

To date, Phillips has denied all claims of theft, according to TMZ’s report.