Two of troubled pop superstar Michael Jackson's close aides have been called to testify in court - over claims they intimidated the family of his accuser GAVIN ARVIZO.

FRANK TYSON and VINNIE AMEN have been told they must go before the Grand Jury, who are being told the evidence against THRILLER star Jackson in preliminary hearings.

Gavin's mother JANET ARVIZO claims the duo threatened to kill her son and harm other members of his family after the boy accused Jackson of repeatedly molesting him during their friendship.

The 45-year-old singer strenuously denies the charges levelled against him by Santa Barbara police.

13/04/2004 01:28