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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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doris    

Is it just me or is their no resemblance. And every pic i have seen of Paris her eyes are green why do people say they are blue?

1798 days ago
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lisa    

Cant ye just let it all rest, everyone is claiming to be involved now that michael is dead so they can cash in.. I think its sick that people just wont let the poor man rest in peace, he was hassled by media throughout his life and even n death there still doin it.. REST IN PEACE MICHAEL xxxxxx LEGEND!!!!

1798 days ago
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booshe    

another good friend of michael,exactly like mj siad i dont have friends he knew they all back stapper..every one want a piece of him..it's just so hard to c all this happen after his death,those ppl r animals

1798 days ago
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American1    

Sadly none of these people are even thinking about the well being of the kids. They all just want their 15 minutes in the spotlight. If they really cared about the kids they'd leave well enough alone. One more reason to hate mankind!

1798 days ago
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sickofittoo    

The only reason Michael did not donate his own sperm was out of fear that both the Lupus and the skin disease could be genetically passed on to any children he would father.

1798 days ago
22.

Disgusting    

What's he doing wrong? He'll take a paternity test. Those kids should be away from the Jacksons. Also, MJ didn't want the kids near his father and that's where they'll likely be. It was unrealistic of him to expect otherwise when leaving them to his mother.

1798 days ago
23.

Lisa    

Great... So Paris has 2 new "dads" now. Who's next? Justin Timblerlake?

1798 days ago
24.

Sue    

HAVEN'T THESE KIDS BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH!!!!! For all these years he's hasn't said a word and now he sees $$$$ flashing before his eyes!

1798 days ago
25.

videographer    

Mark Lester,
I know you are probably reading this, but I am glad Michael doesn't know the betrayal you are doing him right now. You make me sick. Yes he is the Oliver guy. What else is he famous for. Hmmmm. can't think of anything other than being Mikes "friend"

1798 days ago
26.

Garrett    

o my gosh what a load of Bull S**t!!!! LEAVE THE JACKSON FAMILY ALONE!!!!!!!!!

1798 days ago
27.

tired    

these poor kids there life is going to be screwed up

1798 days ago
28.

Jodi    

Everybody is the daddy now.. I'm so sick of this crap... leave the children alone their where Michael wanted them to be..please I'm begging the media leave the children alone. Thank you.

1798 days ago
29.

cdm    

Why is he coming forward now? Since Michael has died the adults around are looking for fame. Sad.

1798 days ago
30.

Belle    

What a bunch of horsesh*t!The morons are coming out of the woodwork. Did this clown ever think before MJ died that he might be the father? Or did it occur to him after Paris and her siblings inherited MJ's money? As for his daughter looking like Paris....total BS.

1798 days ago
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