Mark Lester: I'm Paris Jackson's real father

Godfather of Michael Jackson's kids claims he's Paris Jackson's real father

Mark Lester, Celebrity News
Mark Lester, Celebrity News
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Godfather of Michael Jackson's kids claims he's Paris Jackson's real father

The godfather of Michael Jackson's children, Mark Lester, claims he could be the biological father of Paris Jackson.

In an interview with the News of the World, the Oliver! actor said he was asked to provide sperm samples to help Jackson become a father – and now believes not only that Paris could be his daughter but her brother, Prince Michael I, may also be his son.

'It's been a secret for so long. In 1996 Michael asked me if I would give him my sperm and I said yes. It was a gift to him, no money was paid; it was something I was honoured to do. He wanted children so badly,' Lester told the paper.

'With Michael's mother Katherine now their legal guardian it's like the kids are being isolated. Up until Michael's memorial I was in touch with them on a weekly basis.

'I'm the godparent to them and Michael was godparent to all my four kids. Our two families spent a lot of time together, and had a lot fun together.

'Now I'm not able to have any communication with the children. My repeated phone calls aren't returned and emails go unanswered.'

Despite offering to take a DNA test to prove his claims, Jackson's family has reacted angrily to the news with a lawyer dismissing him as someone simply out for 'five seconds of fame'.

Michael's brother, Jermaine Jackson, also shrugged off Mark's claim, saying: 'People say things just to get attention, but those are definitely Michael's children. You can look at the kids and tell that they are Michael's kids.'

The story, first published yesterday, took a further turn this morning when another family source came out in support of Mark, insisting, 'They twisted his words around. He's not claiming to be the father of Paris Jackson.'


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