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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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76.

Angelique    

This is so stupid Paris is an olive complexion two white people will not come to make an olive toned child with brown hair, she would look like Harriet blonde and blue eyed white tone I don't believe this here's another drama king lay off would you.

1813 days ago
77.

sheryl    

Nobody said it better than Paris herself when she said ever since I was born daddy was the best father. no one else can take his place .To alot of us he was our Superstar to these children he is their dad. please leave them alone they have been through enough of all this negative stuff others are bringing into their lives. God Bless their little hearts.

1813 days ago
78.

buh-bye weiner party!    

People, just do an image search of Mark Lester...you can see that he IS the father. She looks just like him when he was a kid.

Jacko fans are borderline psychos. And that's being kind.

1813 days ago
79.

Dani17    

Michael had a bunch of really "good" friends.....argh!!

1813 days ago
80.

Maryl    

I think this will just confuse the kids even more, mentally, the kids(all of them) have went through alot. Lester ACTUALLY HAS A VIDEO SAYING HE IS THE FATHER ON THE NOTW WEBSITE SEE BELOW:

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/michael_jackson/443550/Im-real-father-Michael-Jacksons-girl-claims-Mark-Lester.html

It is sad because if this IS TRUE-WHAT DOES LESTER WANT? What are his intentions to take Paris away from her brothers? The family she only knows? It sickens me to think that he said he wasn't a father and NOW he is because he sees Paris holding a Jehovah's witness book? I think he could have handled this situation a little better, trying to talk to someone in the family about getting to see the children NOT LIKE THIS.

It goes to show that even the closest people to Michael choose the worst ways to handle this whole situation after his death pertaining to MJ's kids. Lester really should have thought of what this could mentally do to these kids, especially since they JUST FOUND OUT that Debbie Rowe is their mother? His intentions seem valid, but if this was a gift to MJ-HE SHOULD HAVE KEPT IT THAT WAY, THAT'S WHAT DONORS DO.

Too little, too late-nothing Lester can do about this and bring on the DNA test-HE CAN GET IN LINE BEHIND DR.KLINE.

1813 days ago
81.

Time Space    

I will also add that I can now understand why MJ had few (very few) people he could trust. The man is dead and gone and people are still stomping on his grave. The man was truly used by so many. The only people he could probably trust are the ones who aren't putting his business in the street. (Grace R, Elizabeth Taylor, Macauley Culkin, Janet).. the rest are singing to the highest bidder. Imagine being surrounded by people you couldn't trust with your own dog.

As a fan, I feel for him. As a human being I am disgusted by the nature of people as a whole.

1813 days ago
82.

claudia22juiz    

Por Dios, no hagan mas daño a la familia , no separen los niños, si yo dono algo , cualquier organo , no tengo derecho a reclamar nada, nada.
Si existiera ese derecho el Mundo seria un caoz

1813 days ago
83.

Lil    

the birth certificate says that MJ is the father. By law he is the father. Everyone needs to leave these children alone.

1813 days ago
84.

buh-bye weiner party!    

This totally fits with the story that Miko Brando could be the father of Blanket. Michael probably got sperm from all of his friends and made one kid from each of them.

1813 days ago
85.

jessica lacey    

U KNOW ITS SAD EVERY ONE IS CRAWLING OUT OF THE WOOD WORK NOW TO CLAIM ............THE BOTOM LINE MONEY ! .... THE ONLY REASON HE ARE ANY ONE ELSE WOULD TRY TO CLAIM THE KIDS IS BECAUSE THEY SEE THE MONEY SACK TIED TO THE KIDS ARM , NOT BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM , THERE 3 VERY BEAUTIFULL KIDS , WHO KNOW MICHAEL AS THERE DAD . AND REGUARDLESS THEY LOVED MICHAEL , WHO WOULD WANNA DO THAT TO THEM TAKE THEM AWAY FROM WHO THEY KNEW AND LOVED AS A FATHER , THERE HAPPY WHERE THEY ARE WITH THE JACKSONS , LEAVE THEM ALONE THEYVE BEEN THREW ENOUGH ,THE SAME WITH MICHAEL , STOP THE NAME CALLING LET THE MAN REST IN PIECE.

1813 days ago
86.

kris    

what kind of friends michael had?? .. people are getting insane!!

1813 days ago
87.

o.ô    

So first it was Dr. Klein now its Mark Lester and who will be next Uri Geller or what??

1813 days ago
88.

Judy    

Now I understand what Lisa Marie Presley meant by "the leeches that surrounded Michael". People don't you have some dignity?

1813 days ago
89.

liz    

Mark's daughter, Harriet really does look like Debbie Rowe.

1813 days ago
90.

Maryl    

Whatever Dr. Kline OR Mark Lester "think" they can do to be part of the kids lives need to WAKE UP. If they are parents, they gave up that right long ago-when they gave MJ a so called gift to have kids....UGH this makes people see that the worst in people come out when the person in the middle of it all is dead.

Lester and Kline-LET THESE KIDS BE KIDS-STOP WITH THE ANTICS!

1813 days ago
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