Michael Jackson's televised denial of child molestation allegations has gotten him into more legal trouble.
The father of a boy who accused Jackson of molesting him has now sued the pop star for allegedly violating a promise not to discuss their out-of-court settlement.Jackson violated the agreement by denying the allegations in a television interview with Diane Sawyer on "PrimeTime Live" last June, the lawsuit says.
The boy's father says Jackson, his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, Jackson's companies, ABC/Capitol Cities and Sawyer, among others, are all responsible for breaking the confidentiality agreement.
A lengthy investigation of Jackson began in August 1993 when the boy, then 13, claimed the performer had sex with him. It ended with a settlement of reportedly up to $20 million and with prosecutors concluding their inquiries without filing criminal charges.
Jackson denied the allegations in a written statement.