Martin Bashir, the British journalist who profiled Michael Jackson in a TV special, has asked that the prosecution request for him to attend Jackson's trial be blocked.
The prosecution believe that Bashir is a material witness, who will support allegations that Jackson abused Gavin Arvizo.
However, Bashir argues that he is protected by California's shield law; this exempts journalists from testifying about what they see during the course of reporting.
ABC, who Bashir now works for, will also be resisting the prosecution request.
Bashir's motion will be heard on 28 January.