By Donna Mcconnell
Allegation: Anthony Pellicano seen here in 1993, has made a stunning allegation about the late singer Michael Jackson
In his first interview since being jailed on 78 counts of wiretapping in 2008, Hollywood's most notorious private investigator has made an explosive claim concerning the late singer Michael Jackson.
While Jackson who died in 2009 has long been subject to rumours of inappropriate relations with young boys.
Pellicano claimed he dropped Michael Jackson as a client because he 'did something far worse' than molesting young boys.
But now speaking from his jail cell, the Hollywood Investigator boasted 'I was way ahead of my time.'
Pellicano revealed why he allegedly dropped the King of Pop as a client, after being hired to investigate one of the families accusing the singer in the 2003 child molestation case.
He claimed he told Jackson he would only work for him if he wasn't guilty.
'Isaid, "You don't have to worry about cops or lawyers. If I find out anything, I will f*** you over",' he said.
'I quit after I found out some truths.
'He did something far worse to young boys than molest them.'
But the investigator did not elaborate on his sensational claims.
The investigator, who was known for phone-hacking long before the current scandal, has reportedly done work for the likes of Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Clinton.
He was jailed for 15 years in 2008 after being found guilty on 78 counts including wiretapping, racketeering and wire fraud from his controversial operation.
Speaking for the first time from behind bars, Pellicano said he was sent away because he refused to rat out his high profile clients - adding that he has some shocking secrets on them.
He told Newsweek he had information on Arnold Schwarzenegger which, had the authorities found, 'he would never have been governor'.
While his case has long since disappeared from the front pages, hacking has been at the forefront of the news agenda with the News Of The World scandal that has tarred Rupert Murdoch, David Cameron, and Scotland Yard.
However, Pellicano claims the British phone-hacking scandal is not such a big deal.
He said: 'I was way ahead of my time,” he says. What’s the big deal about some tabloid hijacking Hugh Grant’s voicemails?
'If Murdoch’s name wasn’t involved, would there be a story? If someone wiretapped Britney Spears, no one would care. The story is, did Murdoch know people were doing this? Did he condone it? I strongly believe he had no idea.'