The prosecutor trying to put Michael Jackson behind bars has apologised to the King of Pop for "inappropriate" remarks he made at the pop star's expense.

Santa Barbara, California, District Attorney Tom Sneddon was seen laughing and joking at the press conference he called to confirm an arrest warrant had been issued for Jackson last week (19NOV03).

He poked fun at Jackson's music and shared gags with his favourite journalists.

But now Sneddon admits his remarks were ill-conceived.

He says, "I think, that to some extent, it was inappropriate. I feel bad about it because I should have known better."

28/11/2003 09:07