Michael Jackson is caught up in another financial scandal as he fights child molestation charges in court - he reportedly failed to pay some of his Neverland Ranch employees last week (ends04MAR05).

Sources close to the Jacksons tell ABC NEWS in America that the family are planning an emergency financial meeting in the coming days to sort out money woes.

Jackson's publicist Raymone Bain insists the news is "false" and "overstated."

In a statement released to ABC she says, "Mr Jackson's employees have been with him for a very long time and were compensated for their work.

"In addition, the Jackson family has never severed its ties. Everyone is doing their job and is supporting each other. Michael has professional accountants who handle his finances."

09/03/2005 21:20