LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson (search), facing child molestation charges, was told to surrender his passport unless he supplies "documented confirmation" that he plans on going to Britain to promote his new CD.
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon (search) made the demand Monday to Jackson's attorney, Mark Geragos, in a faxed letter.
Sneddon said in a statement that he sought confirmation of the planned trip after hearing reports that the singer had canceled it.
Jackson, 45, turned himself into authorities last month. He was charged Thursday with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts upon a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. He remains free on $3 million bail.
Sneddon agreed to return Jackson's passport last week after Geragos said the entertainer needed to fulfill contractual obligations related to his new CD, "Number Ones."
London's Sun newspaper reported Sunday that Jackson had pulled out of a planned Christmas tour.
But Jackson's spokesman, Stuart Backerman, said Monday that he believed the trip was still on. Jackson was originally scheduled to travel to Britain on Dec. 20 and stay until Jan. 6.
"I'm not aware of any cancellation," Backerman said. "He still is planning to go as far as I know."