Michael Jackson's two lead lawyers, defending him in a child molestation case, have quit.
Benjamin Brafman, the New York criminal lawyer hired by Michael Jackson to represent him, said that he and Mark Geragos were stepping down. However, no reason has been given for their resignation.
They have wished Michael Jackson well in his forthcoming trial.
The lawyers will still appear at Friday's hearing where Michael Jackson will enter his plea.
It is understood that they will be replaced by Thomas Mesereau, Jr., who represented actor Robert Blake in his murder case.
The departure of Michael Jackson's lawyers may cause the trial to be delayed.