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Updated: Saturday Apr 03, 2004 | 09:00 AM EST By: By Serena Kappes and Lucy Maher

MICHAEL JACKSON ACCUSED

In November 2003, Santa Barbara sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Jackson and later charged him with molesting a 13-year-old boy. Jackson, who had settled a 1993 civil molestion case for a reported $20 million, denies the charges: "Before I hurt a child, I would slit my wrists," he told 60 Minutes. He is not expected to testify before the grand jury.