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Group demands an apology for Jackson's jab at Jews

The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday in Los Angeles demanded an apology from Michael Jackson after ABC aired what was said to be a telephone answering-machine message in which the pop star referred to Jews as "leeches."

The message was supposedly recorded two years ago and has now surfaced in connection with a lawsuit against the pop star.

"Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak and hasn't learned from his past mistakes," ADL director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement. "It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews."