Michael Jackson’s estate alleges that a man who was engaged to one of his siblings took advantage of the chaos and sadness of the superstar’s death to take a bunch of property from the singer’s home.
According to new legal docs, MJ’s estate claims Jeffrey Phillips, who was engaged to one of Michael’s siblings at the time, took advantage of his 9-day stay in Michael’s Carolwood House to steal personal and private property.
Michael’s estate claims Phillips began his stay at the home right after MJ died on June 25, 2009 and pulled off brazen acts of theft under the distraction of all the heartbreak and chaos around the home … making off with items including MJ’s iPhone, California drivers license, prescription pill bottles with pills inside and some clothes.
What’s more, Michael’s estate claims Phillips also stole handwritten notes from MJ … plus a briefcase filled with personal and business papers and video cameras, computers, and hard drives.
The estate says Phillips brazenly stole the pajamas Michael was wearing in the final hours before his death — which paramedics had removed while trying to save his life — and a resuscitator tube that appears to have been used on Michael.
The lawsuit does not specify which of Michael’s siblings Phillips was engaged to.
The lawsuit was filed Friday, just before the 13th anniversary of Michael’s death.