In an interview with Rolling Stone, Michael’s manager, Frank Dileo, has accused LaToya Jackson of taking the hard drives from several of Michael’s computers and removing them from his rented home on the day of his death. The hard drives held “a trove of unreleased songs” he recorded with singers such as Ne-Yo, Akon, and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
“They backed up trucks, removing everything,” Dileo was quoted as telling the magazine in its issue that hits newsstands on Friday. “They thought Michael owned it all, so they took even the rented furniture. That’s who’s going to run his estate?”
In a follow-up interview with Reuters, Dileo said he was; “pretty sure” the hard drives were at the family’s Hayvenhurst compound in Encino. He also said that he thought they contained at least one hundred songs and there are probably no other copies of them. “The estate lawyers will send out letters” to recover the drives so that the contents can be logged,” Dileo added.