In response to potential legal action for alleged anti semitism, Michael Jackson's Jewish lawyer Brian Oxman has stated that he will defend him.
The case centres on remarks allegedly left by Jackson two years ago, on the voice mail of his former adviser Dieter Wiesner. The message says:
"They suck them like leeches. They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything, and end up penniless. It's a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose."
Abraham H. Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said:
"Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews."
The League have demanded an apology from Jackson.
Oxman is quoted as saying:
"I have been with the Jackson family for 15 years, and I'm Jewish. I have never once seen anything anti-Semitic from him or from his family."