Larry King will not be allowed to testify at Michael Jackson's trial, after Judge Rodney Melville said his statements would be irrelevant.

King told the judge, without a jury present, that attorney Larry Feldman, who represents the victim's family, told him the accuser's mother was out for money and that she was a "wacko".

The judge listened to an account by both King and another man who heard the conversation, but ruled them out on the grounds that they would not impeach Feldman's testimony because neither could say Feldman directly quoted the mother of the accuser.