Troubled Michael Jackson is unlikely to employ the services of top lawyer Johnnie Cochran again - because one of his employees is representing the boy who has accused the singer of molesting him.

Jackson hired Cochran - famed for successfully defending OJ Simpson during his high-profile murder trial last decade - to represent him when 13-year-old JORDY CHANDLER accused him of molestation in 1993. The case was eventually settled out of court.

But LARRY FELDMAN - who is representing 12-year-old GAVIN ARVIZO in the Jackson case - now works for Cochran, meaning it's highly unlikely he will help Jackson answer the new charges of child molestation levelled against him.

Feldman worked against Cochran as prosecutor in the 1993 Chandler case.

Jackson, who was arrested and released on bail last week (ends21NOV03), denies all charges.

28/11/2003 17:21