Michael Jackson has countered claims that he is overindulging in drink and drugs, by warning the people who are spreading these rumours that they should be prepared for legal battles.
Raymone Bain, Jackson's publicist, has responded angrily to allegations that Jackson had been on whisky and painkiller binge.
She is quoted as saying:
"He is doing fine and I have never seen him happier or healthier. Whoever these individuals are who are intent on disseminating false information should begin hiring good attorneys."