Did CBS Pay Michael Jackson $1 Million For Interview?

CBS denies it paid Jackson for his 60 Minutes interview Sunday. But a Michael Jackson associate said that “in renewed negotiations, CBS agreed to pay another $1 million to the star to grant the interview so that the network could finally broadcast its entertainment special. It is now scheduled to be broadcast on Friday evening. ‘In essence they paid him, but they didn’t pay him out of the `60 Minutes’ budget; they paid him from the entertainment budget, and CBS just shifts around the money internally. That way `60 Minutes’ can say `60 Minutes’ didn’t pay for the interview’.”