Rothley, Leicestershire - (Ass Mess): Speculation is rife in the UK that singer Michael Jackson has offered to pay the legal defence costs for the McCanns who may be facing extradition to Portugal 'as early as Monday' according to police sources.
The announcement comes amid reports that the coupld feels a 'witch-hunt' is under way after they were dumped by their former lavish benefactors Richard Branson, Philip Green, JK Rowling and Stelios Easy-Jet.
All four fund donors backed off after hearing that Kate and Gerry McCann had booked General Augusto Pinochet's defence lawyer Michael Caplan QC to represent them ahead of an extradition warrant back to Portimao.
Jackson's PR said today that he can't think of a better way of raising his own public profile than to get involved in this latest project.
"And if that's not enough Michael might even stage a come-back tour dedicated to raising even more $$$s in this cause."
Cherie Booth is hopping mad.