LATEST: Former child actor Macaulay Culkin has allegedly refused to testify in support of Michael Jackson at the singer's trial on child molestation charges later this month (JAN05).

HOME ALONE star Culkin was one of five children named in a 1993 abuse investigation who were said to have slept in Jackson's bedroom.

And staff at the THRILLER singer's Neverland ranch in Santa Barbara, California, are set to claim Culkin was molested at the hands of Jackson.

Culkin, who is godfather to the THRILLER singer's first child Prince MICHAEL I, initially stated his willingness to defend the singer but his representatives advised him against such a public show of support, British newspaper THE DAILY SPORT reports.

Fox News reporter ROGER FRIEDMAN says, "Macaulay Culkin is not coming to his courtroom. My sources tell me that Culkin's representatives will makes sure of that.

"Despite reports in the British tabloids, Culkin - a Michael Jackson friend to this day - is not going to testify on his behalf. Nor is he going to testify against Jackson."

12/01/2005 14:16