The boy who accused tragic MICHAEL JACKSON of sexual abuse has allegedly spoken out to deny the star ever molested him.
According to internet reports Jordy Chandler, now 29, has admitted he lied under duress when he was just 13, acting on the instructions of his father, dentist, Evan Chandler.
At the time the accusations were made in 1993, many Jackson supporters suspected an extortion plot, but the case never made it to trial after Jackson agreed to settle out of court.
But now, in the wake of the 50-year-old legend's death, Jordy has allegedly spoke out to reveal the truth.
He is quoted as saying: "I never meant to lie and destroy Michael Jackson but my father made me to tell only lies. Now I can't tell Michael how much I'm sorry and if he will forgive me."
"Now for the first time I can't bear to lie anymore. Michael Jackson didn't do anything to me, all was my father lies to escape from being poor."
In 1993, a teenaged Chandler told a psychiatrist and police that he and Jackson had engaged in sexual acts and gave detailed description of Jackson's genitals - which police later failed to match to pictures they took of the star.
At the time Jordy's father, Evan Chandler, was tape-recorded reportedly planning to blackmail Jackson.
He was recorded saying: "If I go through with this, I win big-time. There's no way I lose. I will get everything I want and he will be destroyed forever..."
Although the case never went to court, it led to Jackson becoming reliant on painkillers - a factor which is thought to have led to his untimely death.