Another extraordinary twist in the life and death of Michael Jackson has emerged with the claim by former child star and friend of the Jacksons for nearly 30 years Mark Lester that he could be Paris Jackson’s biological father.
Today Lester is an osteopath and father of four, but in 1996 he says he gave Michael some of his sperm as Jackson was incapable of fathering his own children. Lester is already godfather to all the Jackson children, and says since Jackson’s death none of his calls have been returned. “Of all of Michael’s children I would assume the one that looks most like me is Paris. Looking at pictures of my daughter Harriet and Paris, there’s a very strong resemblance between the two of them. I’ve come forward now because I have concerns about the welfare and upbringing of the children. It’s a contact issue. I dearly want to remain in contact with those kids,” he said. Lester says he’s prepared to take a DNA test, and his claim has been backed by another Jackson friend Yuri Geller, who says he has known all along because Jackson told him.