Troubled superstar Michael Jackson repeatedly denied sexually molesting children during a hypnosis session with pal Uri Gellar three years ago.

According to Gellar, the pair embarked on a the spontaneous hypnotism at a recording studio in 2001 - and the results of the event have convinced the British-based mystic that his THRILLER star friend is an innocent man.

Gellar explains, "Some three years ago, I was alone with Michael Jackson in a recording studio and I told him that if he would let me I would hypnotise him. He said, 'Okay, let's give it a try'."

During the time Jackson was under, Gellar says he asked him about child abuse allegations made by JORDY CHANDLER in the early 1990s without having asked the BAD singer's permission.

Gellar explains, "He answered me under deep hypnosis that he had never touched a child in a sexual way. He said - and here I'm using his exact words - 'my relations with children are very beautiful."

"I'm a good hypnotist and I know who is trying to mislead me. I can see straight into the subject's eyes. Michael didn't fool me, I'm absolutely sure of it."

Jackson appeared in a Santa Maria, California courthouse on Friday (16JAN04) to plead innocent to seven counts of child molestation against teenager GAVIN ARVIZO.

19/01/2004 01:48