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Actor Claims He May Be Paris' Daddy

8/9/2009 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The godfather of Michael Jackson's three kids says he "could be" the father of Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris .. and it sounds like he may be waging a legal fight.

Mark Lester -- a longtime friend of Jackson's -- says M.J. asked him if he would donate sperm during the time the singer was married to Debbie Rowe. He says a London clinic contacted him and he obliged with the donation.

Lester claims there's an uncanny resemblance between his 15-year-old-daughter Harriet and Paris.

Lester, who spoke with News of the World, says he is willing to take a paternity test.

Lester says he has "concerns about the welfare and upbringing of the children." Lester says he does not currently have contact with Jackson's three kids and it's "heartbreaking."

Lester did not say he's gearing up for a legal fight, but the signs are there ....

UPDATE: 2:27 AM ET: Katherine Jackson's lawyer, Londell McMillan, is scoffing at Lester's claim and the move made by Dr. Arnold Klein's lawyer in court last Monday. McMillan said, "These genetic lottery attempts aren't going anywhere. They have no legal standing. They may seek 5 seconds of fame but the claims have no merit."



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videographer    

Lester...you aren't such a good friend anymore huh

1720 days ago
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Lily    

With friends like these...

1720 days ago
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my 3 cents    

Everyone Knows that Howard K. Stern is the father of this one!!!

1720 days ago
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wow    


ANOTHER REAL GOOD FRIEND OF MICHAEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1720 days ago
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JodyNZ    

What a load of Cr*p......... Don't believe it for a second

1720 days ago
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Justice for all    

Give me a break. I don't see the likeness... the blue eyes maybe, but I agree with my3cents... now everybody is her "Daddy".... let it alone.... the kids are where they belong......JMO

1720 days ago
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LoveHimMore    

Paris is much too dark to be from a pairing of Mark Lester and Debbie Rowe. If Mark Lester is Paris' bio dad, then Debbie Rowe is not the bio mom.

1720 days ago
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steve shawn    

Is this the same mark lester who played the part of "Oliver" in the movie musical "Oliver"?He was also from England

1720 days ago
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K    

Poor Kids

1720 days ago
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johan    

What a Joke, Paris doesn't even look like Mark or his daughter. Lester has a square head, Paris has more of an egg head.

1720 days ago
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Jaynie    

BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS

1720 days ago
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I said it    

If he is the father he needs to take her out of the screwed up household asap

1720 days ago
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Are You Serious    

I still think she is Arnold Klein's biological daughter

1720 days ago
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smiles    

Mark is not after any money - nothing, but since he has spent so much time with the children and is their God-father (maybe bio father), he is heartbroken not to have anymore contact with any of the 3 children, since none of his attempts to contact the family have been recipricated. That is it - he say's that he knows that MJ is their Dad, and that he and Mark were very close friends, he is not betraying MJ, he only wants to keep intouch with the children and does not wish to be excluded fro either one of their lives, and not just Paris' if it turns out he is genetically linked to her. He cares for each one of them. :)

1720 days ago
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jandean61    

OBAMA 2012!

1720 days ago
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