Michael Jackson has declared himself innocent of child molestation charges and said that he's a victim of a conspiracy. He asked all his fans around the world to pray for him.

However, he was not ready to discuss the possible conspiracy in an interview with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. He said that the court does not allow him to discuss his trial in detail.

But he did say that he is just one of the latest "black luminaries" who's being unjustly accused. He counts himself among players like Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and others.