Revisiting old stuff - Frank Dileo & his concerns about Michael’s estate

  • 5 Replies
  • 888 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline hesouttamylife

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 5393
    • Show only replies by hesouttamylife
This was briefly discussed in 2011 right after Frank died.  It strikes me that McClain & Branca refused to comment when asked and gave a snippy reply.  Boy oh boy, they are some cold, shrewd characters.  It seems odd that Frank,  who had vowed that he was going to spill some beans, also died before it came to fruition.  :computer-losy-smiley:  :ghsdf:  :Crash:  From reading this it seems that McClain who stays out of the public eye is the decision maker.

Frank Dileo's final days were reportedly darkened by feuds with the late Jackson's co-executors.



RELATED STORIES
Aide to Michael Jackson manager Frank Dileo plans a musical with 'some of the dirt' based on real-life drama
Frank Dileo touts tell-all book about MJ


Frank Dileo rests in peace - though we hear he was pretty agitated about Michael Jackson's estate before he died.

As the music world mourned the loss of Jackson's old-school cigar-chomping manager, who died on Wednesday, friends of Dileo tell us that his last healthy days were darkened by a growing disenchantment with the late pop star's co-executors.

One source says that early this year, Dileo even fired off an angry email to one of those executors, entertainment attorney John Branca, to complain about co-executor John McClain.

"He told Branca that he was very disappointed," says the friend who adds: "They were cutting Frank's power" and money he received as a consultant to Jackson's estate.

"He felt he wasn't getting his fair share financially and that McClain was undermining him," says the source.

Dileo, who managed the King of Pop from his "Thriller" years in the mid-'80s until the end of the decade and reunited with him shortly before Jackson's death in 2009, was particularly incensed with McClain's reaction to new Jackson tracks that were released posthumously on the album "Michael" last year.

McClain, who had briefly managed Jackson in the early '90s, was among a Greek chorus that claimed an impostor was on the tapes. (Forensic experts concluded they were legit.)

Dileo told us he had brought the songs to the attention of Jackson's record label, Sony, and in his email to Branca, the source says he accused McClain of spreading "negative spin" about him and the record.

According to the source, Dileo also accused McClain of "standing in the way of the marketing plan" for "Michael" by "not letting anyone hear the record."

In January, Dileo told us he was writing a memoir in which he would set the record straight about Jackson and the controversy behind "Michael." Shortly after our story ran, the source says the estate paid Dileo "a bonus."

Now it's unclear if the book will see the light of day. After undergoing heart surgery in March, Dileo experienced complications and never recovered. He was 64.

Calls to McClain and Branca were not returned by deadline. In response to our questions, a spokesman for Jackson's estate wrote: We believe it is appropriate to limit our comments" to "those we have already expressed ... We will always be grateful for Frank's contributions to Michael Jackson's career and to the estate, and our hearts go out to the Dileo family."



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/frank-dileo-michael-jackson-manager-fed-pop-star-estate-death-source-article-1.946820#ixzz2K4zDJKZ1
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

Offline suspicious mind

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 5984
  • reading between the li_es
    • Show only replies by suspicious mind
lol it just hit me that franks kind of the tom parker in michaels story.
"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves."  




Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars? Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth."

Online Andrea

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 3787
    • Show only replies by Andrea

I've always thought it was significant that Michael was reunited with past associates shortly before his "death" - Dileo and Branca.  I really don't know what McClain's story really is, there's like 2 pictures of him on the whole of the internet, as far as I know, and who knows if that's really him.  Was there a genuine power struggle here or is that what appearances were to be?

The thing I found very odd about Dileo's death is TMZ didn't say anything about it and other sites were .. hesitantly..(?) posting that Dileo had died.  That was the impression I got, it was like they were waiting for the lead from TMZ that never came.  And I distinctly remember that weeks or a month or so after Frank died, TMZ had an article on Michael and the last sentence was something about Dileo passing away but that sentence was removed from the article within a matter of moments.  It was weird.

Offline Snoopy71

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 952
  • Life isn't a rehearsal the camera's always rolling
    • Show only replies by Snoopy71
Dead people don't talk. 

Clearly there was something in the memoir the "estate" didn't want going public and they gave Dileo "hush" money....then he ended up dead. :suspect:


Yeah, it's doubtful that book will ever see the light of day. :icon_rolleyes:


« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 06:06:49 PM by Snoopy71 »

Offline hesouttamylife

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 5393
    • Show only replies by hesouttamylife
Very strange that they wanted to remove Frank, he started talking about a book, they give him a “bonus”, and then lights out.  :ghsdf:
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

Offline MJonmind

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 7290
    • Show only replies by MJonmind
I had been checking Badkolo's (half owner of this forum) posts and read this which is quite strange and I don't know what came of it later.

Quote
http://www.michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com/forum/index.php/topic,20197.msg350131.html#msg350131
OK, Just got done calling TMZ with souza, I called the tip line and said I have a tip, The tip is frank dileo passed away, a huge actor and michaels manager and for 3 days now tmz and the media have not reported this but when lindsay lohan farts or queefs we get instant minute by minute details of the smell of her fart and how many people where affected by her fart but michaels manager just died and tmz doesnt report it, she then laughs at me and says yeah that happens with londsay, ok but then i said but frank dileo is dead and tmz doesnt reprt it and she says, YES WE ARE AWARE OF IT, I said ok but why arent you reporting it and she says uhm uhm uhm, we are aware of it, I said I know you are but maybe before we here about another lindsay fart you could report  on his death, she giggled and said we are aware thats all i can say.

so there oyu go, this is fishy as hell