I’m The Daddy!

09 Aug 2009
By Ahlanlive.com

As Jermaine dispels paternity rumours, MJ’s childhood friend Mark Lester claims HE is Paris’s real father

Ok, are you keeping up?

Just days after JERMAINE JACKSON spoke out to publically confirm MICHAEL JACKSON is the biological father of all three of his children, another of the King Of Pop's ‘close friends' has jumped on the daddy bandwagon.

Former child star MARK LESTER today claimed to be the true biological father of MJ's only daughter, PARIS JACKSON, 11,

In an interview with the News Of The World, Lester claims he donated his DNA to Michael way back in 1996 and the singer kept it on ice for a couple of years before conceiving Paris with then wife DEBBIE ROWE.

In a paid interview with the UK tabloid, Lester claims: "I gave it to Michael so that he could have kids - and I believe Paris is my daughter.

"It's a 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 added: 'I do feel a definite bonding with Paris and I think there's a definite possibility that she's part of me.

'I want to have contact with her, Prince and Blanket regardless of whether any or all of them are mine. I think it's cruel that I've now been excluded from them.'

The father of four, who played Oliver Twist in the hit 60s musical Oliver!, said the resemblance between his 15-year-old daughter Harriet and Paris has been noted.

'Paris is very pale, with blue eyes. All my daughters, apart from my eldest, are fair with blue eyes. So many people have commented on how alike Harriet and Paris look.'

Lester told the News of the World that Jackson first revealed his desperation to be a dad to him in January 1996.

Both were aged 37 and Lester already had three children.

'He realised having kids was a natural thing but that he just couldn't do it,' Lester said.

'I mentioned the fact there are alternative ways of going about it.

'I think he'd already tried using his own but it hadn't worked for him, so I made an off-the-cuff comment saying, 'Try mine!''

According to Lester, Michael took the offer seriously and arranged for Mark to donate at a Harley Street clinic in London in February 1996.

Two years later in April 1998, Paris Katherine Michael Jackson was born.

The Jackson's have consistently denied Michael's children biologically belong to anyone else.

In 2001, during an interview with Martin Bashir, Michael addressed the rumours that the children were not his own by saying Paris and prince were conceived naturally and Blanket was born to an unknown surrogate, using the singer's DNA.