Michael Jackson settles out of court

He will not have to return to the United States next week

Michael Jackson has settled a dispute with a Hollywood antiques dealer out of court.

The star, renowned for his lavish spending, had been sued by Kamand Enterprises, who alleged he had failed to pay the full $380,000 bill for a shopping trip.

According to the BBC, items in dispute included a 19th Century silver tea set, a large mirror, a 13-branch candelabra, a pair of white marble and bronze centrepieces and a French silver bread holder.

But Kamand had claimed that while Jackson paid $200,000 towards the May 2004 shopping spree, he had failed to meet the balance.

Jackson’s lawyer Brent Ayscough said: “There was a return of some disputed items of furniture,” while Kamand Enterprises lawyer Saul Reiss confirmed, “the matter was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties”.

Prior to the settlement, the case had been due to be heard in front of a Los Angeles court on Monday (November 1).

The singer has been living outside the US since his acquittal on child abuse charges earlier this year.