Michael Jackson has moonwalked his way out of a $1.7 million battle with Sotheby's, settling the case over two 19th-century paintings he bought from the auction house last year.

Documents filed in Manhattan federal court say the case was closed, but do not spell out details.

Wacko Jacko snapped up a portrait of Cupid, for $504,500, and an oil painting depicting a woman holding a baby and a sheep, for $724,500, at a New York auction last October.

But when it came time to pay up, Jackson told Sotheby's the works no longer fit into his collection. And a Jackson lawyer charged "one or both has been extensively restored."