The recent story that Michael Jackson had married his childrens' nanny, Grace Rwaramba, was vehemently disputed at the time by Jackson's spokesperson Raymone Bain.
However, as with many Jackson related stories, this has cropped up again with a new twist.
It is now reported in the New York Daily News that Grace Rwaramba is ill with lupus, and has been left to fight the disease on her own without any effective support (eg offers of help, or enquiries as to her health) from Jackson.
Rayomne Bain has been quick to deny this story as well, calling it an "hilarious rumour".
"I can guarantee she is not very ill. I've spoken to her in the last two hours."
The National Enquirer reported that the marriage story was a PR stunt designed to shore up Jackson's image as a stable family man.
In a further twist, The New York Daily News reported that Jackson's lawyers had in fact made inquiries into Rwaramba's ability to get married (she remains legally married to her first husband, Stacey Adair).
As with all matters related to Jackson, nothing is ever quite as straightforward as it first appears.