LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Moonwalk, the signature dance step of Michael Jackson, was not invented by the pop star, his older sister said in an interview in Britain.
Jackson, currently facing child molestation and other charges in Los Angeles, is closely associated with the dance step, which he used to name his 1988 autobiography "Moonwalk," reported MSNBC Tuesday.
However, LaToya Jackson said Sunday in an interview on British television that her younger brother learned the dance steps from the 1970s television show "Soul Train."
"I don't know if you had this show called the 'Soul Train,'" LaToya told Frank Skinner. "There was this dancer Geoffrey, who was always doing the Moonwalk on that show. He taught Michael how to do it."
LaToya said that in the 1970s the dance step was called the backslide, but she said her brother changed the name.
Michael Jackson's representatives didn't return calls to comment to MSNBC.