Slash: 'I Won't Let Jackson Near My Kids'
VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH once refused to allow MICHAEL JACKSON near his two-year-old son - because he didn't quite trust the star. The former Guns N' Roses star admits he was weary of Jackson meeting his son while on a trip to London - although he believed the Thriller hitmaker had the right to a fair trial after being accused of child abuse charges in 2003. He explains, "You know, I give the benefit of the doubt to Michael on everything - innocent until proven guilty and whatnot - but I was thinking, okay Michael, you figure out your s**t and I'll hold on to my son!" Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005.