Santa Barbara, California, District Attorney Tom Sneddon is under fire again after hiring an "inappropriate" public relations firm to handle press queries about Michael Jackson's upcoming legal battle.

Sneddon has agreed to let PR company TELLEM WORLDWIDE deal with the press onslaught after he charges Jackson with child molestation later today (18DEC03).

But Jackson family lawyer BRIAN OXMAN says the Jacksons are upset with the fact that the PR company is also responsible for handling press for cartoon networks NICKELODEON and Cartoon Network.

He says, "We don't think this is an appropriate thing for the DA to do."

18/12/2003 09:29