Troubled pop superstar Michael Jackson will be found innocent of all child molestation charges against him, according to his former private security guard MIKE LAPERRUQUE.

The THRILLER singer's ex-employee has told Fox News correspondent ROGER FRIEDMAN he was with Jackson 24 hours a day between August 2001 and June 2003, which includes the time he befriended accuser GAVIN ARVIZO.

And Laperruque is sure Jackson never abused the 13-year-old, and that instead Arvizo's mother has invented the scenario to extort money from the 45-year-old star.

Laperruque says, "I was with him 24/7. I had a key to his room at all times, and I was never told not to use it. JANET ARVIZO is the type of woman who knew how to manipulate people."

"Michael Jackson is one of the most down-to-earth guys I've met in my life. He would never offer a child liquor."

Laperruque has backed up the explanation offered by another Jackson employee, who alleges the singer only hides alcohol in DIET COKE cans to disguise it from the children so they didn't think drinking was a cool thing to do.

12/03/2004 19:15