The estate of Michael Jackson has reached an agreement with Jeffré Phillips, a former fiancé of the late singer’s sister, La Toya Jackson. The particular details of the settlement, however, remain unknown.
Phillips was accused of taking $1 million in items from Michael Jackson’s mansion following the pop star’s death in 2009. Items seized from the singer’s deathbed, pajamas, and other expensive possessions in the $25 million inheritance were featured.
Jackson’s estate had sought court assistance to recover Jackson’s items, which Phillips allegedly had after learning he intended to sell them. Phillips was accused of attempting to sell items he allegedly stole during his nine-day stay at Michael Jackson’s Los Angeles residence following the pop star’s death, according to legal records from June 2022.
According to the Daily Mail, Michael Jackson’s lawyers claimed that during his stay at the Carolwood House, Phillips stole various items, including the singer’s and his children’s iPhones, the singer’s driver’s license, prescription medication, clothing, handwritten notes, and a briefcase containing personal and business letters.
Phillips, according to Michael Jackson’s lawyers, committed a profoundly upsetting and callous conduct by snatching the pajamas Michael Jackson was wearing in his final hours of life. They also claimed that Phillips stole a resuscitation tube used on Michael Jackson during the frantic efforts to save the pop star’s life before his death.
On June 25, 2009, the 13th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, accusations were made against Phillips. The Jackson estate claimed that in December 2021, they received a tip indicating that Phillips was attempting to sell off things belonging to the late singer.