Here we go again! Michael Jackson's longtime friend Mark Lester has come forward and announced that he's Paris Jackson's biological father.
Lester is godfather to 11-year-old Paris and Michael's two sons, Prince Michael, 12, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, aka Blanket. But a request from Michael asking Lester to be a sperm donor has led him to believe he's Paris' real father.
He says, "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 honored to do. He wanted children so badly."
So why is he coming forward with his information now? He's reportedly scared that Katherine Jackson is going to cut him out of the children's lives now that she's their legal guardian.
He adds, "This isn't what Michael would have wanted. I feel I have to come forward, as my only way of saying, 'Please don't shut me out!' I don't know if I'm doing the right thing speaking out. But I'm not trying to make any claim on anything.
"Even if it's proven Paris is biologically mine I wouldn't see her as anything other than Michael's daughter. He raised her. Michael was a brilliant dad. Those kids are Michael's children. He was their father. End of story. But I just want to make sure they're happy."
However Katherine Jackson's lawyer, Londell McMillan, has blasted Lester's claims, saying, "These genetic lottery attempts aren't going anywhere. They have no legal standing. They may seek five seconds of fame but the claims have no merit."
Yikes! Michael may have passed but the drama surrounding his personal life is just beginning! Do you believe Lester's claims?