Ray Chandler, the uncle of the boy who accused Michael Jackson of molestation in 1994, gave an interview to Good Morning America.
He said that the boy's parents did not go forward with a criminal case because they felt threatened and were denied a request to join a witness protection program.
"They only refused because they requested protection. They wanted to be put in witness protection program, and that request was refused."
Prosecutors did not pursue charges against Michael Jackson then, after they said the alleged victim refused to testify. The boy and his family received a reported $20M settlement from Jackson.
Chandler said that the family decided not to pursue a criminal case against Jackson, because of the multiple death threats received from his fans.
"Jackson fans had flown in from Europe to Los Angeles and had come to the father's office, had phoned in bomb threats as late as April 1994, four months after it [the case] was settled.."
"..The father was forced to leave his dental practice because his staff and his partner would no longer allow him in there because fans were coming to the office. It was a very serious threat..."