"The idea that there is some takeover by the Nation of Islam -- someone is spinning you," Mark Geragos, Jackson's attorney, said in a statement posted Sunday on Jackson's Web site, CNN reported.
Last week, CNN reported that informed sources said that the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim separatist group based in Chicago, was playing an important role in Jackson's affairs. The sources also said that Leonard Muhammad, chief of staff and son-in-law to Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, had set up Jackson's CBS "60 Minutes" interview a week ago and was working out of Geragos' office.
At a recent news conference called by Geragos, Muhammad could be seen standing behind the attorney. The Nation of Islam has issued a statement saying it has "no official business or professional relationship" with Jackson.
Jackson, 45, is free on $3 million bail after being charged with seven counts of child molestation involving a boy under 14 and two counts of administering "an intoxicating agent" to a minor in the same case.
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