Jew Must Be Joking!
Jacko's aides refute anti-Semitic claims...
Michael Jackson's advisers have hit back at allegations that he is anti-Semitic.
His lawyer, Brian Oxman, said: "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."
The singer found himself in hot water last week after an old answerphone message supposedly left by Jackson on former adviser Dieter Weisner's phone was aired on ABC's Good Morning America.
"They suck them [stars] like leeches," he said in the message. "I'm so tired of it. They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars, and everything, and end up with, penniless. It's a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose."
Jackson's personal representative Raymone Bain has also refuted the anti-Semitic claims. "Michael Jackson does not have a racist bone in his body," she said. "Never would he say anything, or do anything, that would be offensive to any ethnic group, or hurtful to any ethnic group."