Frank Dileo who managed the King of Pop and starred in Goodfellas claims he prevented a mob hit on the Moonwalker
The Mafia planned to kill Michael Jackson, a book based on his ex-manager’s journals and videos will say.
Frank Dileo, who managed the King of Pop at the height of his fame in the 1980s, claimed he used his influence to call off the hit.
Cigar chomping DiLeo played a gangster in Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, about the Mob in New York.
The Mafia planned to carry out a contract killing on Michael Jackson, according to a new book about the late King of Pop.
DiLeo died in aged 63 in 2011 following complications from heart surgery.
But he left behind dozens of personal journals and tape and video recordings where he talked about Jackson.
The book, called “Dileo: I am going to set the record straight” is being compiled by his former business partner Mark Lamica.
As well as details about the planned mob hit DiLeo also talks about Jackson’s addiction to plastic surgery.
He says in the book that Jackson underwent multiple operations on his face as he couldn’t stand to look like his father Joseph.
Lamica told the New York Post:” Michael told Frank in a phone call that he couldn’t bear to see his father’s face when he looked in the mirror.
“Frank had told him he needed to stop changing his face, because he was becoming unrecognisable to his fans.”
Lamica said the book will also name and shame all those – including family members – who took advantage of Jackson and his multi-million pound fortune.