Michael Jackson headed back to court on Friday for another day in the child molestation trial against him.
Jackson's attorney Thursday attacked the credibility of two former employees at the singer's Neverland ranch who said they had seen Jackson act inappropriately with young boys.
A former security guard at the ranch, Ralph Chacon, told a lurid story about seeing the singer sexually abusing a child in the early 1990s, but was attacked by Jackson's lawyer as making the whole thing up "to get even."
Former guard and ex-maid Adrian McManus, who claimed she saw Jackson inappropriately touch actor Macaulay Culkin and two other boys, were called to testify in a prosecution attempt to show that the current molestation allegations against the pop star are part of a pattern.
But attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. accused Chacon of having tried to "extort" $16 million from Jackson in a lawsuit and lengthy trial that he and other ex-employees lost, and portrayed McManus as a thief and a liar.
The boy Chacon referred to received a financial settlement, reportedly between $15 million and $20 million, from Jackson in 1994.
The boy did not cooperate with a police investigation and no charges were filed against Jackson. The boy is not scheduled to testify in the trial.
Jackson, 46, is currently accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy in 2003, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold the boy's family captive to get them to make a video rebutting a TV documentary in which Jackson said he allowed children to sleep in his bed but that it was innocent and non-sexual.
McManus, a Jackson maid between 1990 and 1994, testified that she saw Jackson kiss Culkin on the cheek while his hand was on Culkin's bottom. She described a similar scene with two other boys and third incident involving the same boy that Chacon testified about.
But McManus also testified that when subpoenaed in the lawsuit that resulted in the 1994 settlement she did not tell attorneys that she had seen Jackson touching the boy.