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Trip Boy
04-12-2005, 08:28 AM
Michael Jackson's former chef has claimed he caught the pop star with his hand down Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin's pants.

Phillip LeMarque told Santa Maria court, California he saw Jackson fondle the child actor in 1991.

He described how he had been summoned to cook and deliver French fries to the singer in the early hours of the morning.

As he walked in to the arcade area of Jackson's Neverland ranch, Mr LeMarque recalled seeing the pair at a video game.

He claimed Jackson was holding Culkin up with his right arm so he could reach the controls. His left hand, he said, was inside the crotch area of the child's pants.

"I was shocked," the chef said. "I almost dropped the French fries."

He said he started to retreat before he remembered that he had to deliver the meal.

He ventured back in, making a lot of noise, he told the court. Mr LeMarque, 70, said he never reported the incident to police because he thought no one would believe him.

Culkin has repeatedly denied ever being abused by the singer.

The chef did speak to a media broker who told him he could get up to 265,000 for his story.

In the end he decided selling the story would be against his principles and claimed he never made a penny.

He said parts of his story had appeared in the tabloids because the broker released an unauthorised tape recording of his interview.

Under cross-examination, Mr LeMarque said he and his wife had sued Jackson for overtime and received a settlement.

Jackson is charged with molesting Gavin Arvizo when he was 13-years-old, plying him with alcohol and conspiring to hold him and his family captive.

He denies all the charges.