A disgruntled former employee of Michael Jackson is threatening to expose further child abuse allegations against the troubled pop superstar.

The THRILLER hitmaker's former public relations spokesman BOB JONES is fuming after he was fired by Jackson, when the singer's brother RANDY took over his security arrangements ahead of his trial.

But he was never asked to sign a confidentiality agreement - and now plans to write a new book lifting the lid on the superstar's secrets, claiming he frequently covered up for Jackson.

A family friend says, "Michael is terrified about the damage Jones could do to his already tarnished image. And Michael is furious with Randy for giving him the axe.

"They never realised what the consequences might be.

"This book will be explosive. It is going to be really damaging."

Jackson will appear on a Santa Maria, California, court in January (05) on charges of committing a lewd act upon a child, administering an intoxicating agent and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.

06/09/2004 13:59