Fallen pop impresario Jonathan King has hit out at British singer/songwriter Luke Haines for penning a track about his underage sex scandal.

The Everyone's Gone To The Moon hitmaker was jailed for seven years in 2001 for molesting five boys aged 14 and 15 during the 1980s but he continues to declare his innocence and blames adverse publicity for his downfall.

Haines referenced the scandal in his 2006 song The Walton Hop, named after the teenage disco in England where King met his victims, but King has now hit back in a series of messages on Twitter.com.

He made a cutting reference to Haines' "back catalogue", adding, "I've certainly sold millions more records than (Haines)", and when his target asked, "What have I done to deserve this", King fired back, "It probably comes from believing the media all those years ago, Luke; always a mistake."

King was released from jail in 2005.