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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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91.

Lisa    

To "Maury says you ARE the father": Seriously you need some professional help! I recognise you from other threads. You're claiming all kinds of crazy things using different nicknames!

1867 days ago
92.

just sayin    

79. 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.

Posted at 9:06PM on Aug 8th 2009 by Maury says you ARE the father!

actually you're the psycho because as soon as someone else claims to be their father people like you will jump on the band wagon and claim the kids look like them.wasn't the old story that paris had klein's ears, what happened to that one

1867 days ago
93.

Fools Rush In    

I agree with most of the rest of you, this is nuts. Even IF he was the father, why would you go about announcing that to a tabloid and not take legal action to benefit your child? Please, no better than Klein or LaToya. It's just dreadful behavior, seriously.
And again, like most other people, I say what kind of friend is that to do this? Not much of one, that's for sure.

1867 days ago
94.

tangledweb    

I hope that some smart judge will put a stop to this before a line starts to form! There will be no end to this if not and these children have been through far too much already!!!

1867 days ago
95.

Pickle    

Michael Jackson's nutjob genetic experiments have human consequences. They should find the biological parents of those kids and reunite them with them rather than leave them with the nutso Jacksons.

1867 days ago
96.

Time Space    

72. How many times in your life have you been asked by your dr. if ANYONE in YOUR family had high blood pressure, cancer, heart problems, etc? One of these days these children (no matter how much the loved MJ) are going to wonder about their natural (biological) parents, grandparents, siblings. They need to know about their families history for their own well being and health. Knowing these bio parents, won't change their minds and hearts about MJ he will still be their DAD forever.

Posted at 9:04PM on Aug 8th 2009 by oldladyoh

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While this statement is true, the fact is, if you have surrogate kids or if your kids are adopted these questions are never answered. I have yet to hear anyone say I want to be the parent because of health reasons. This is motivated by $$. Of course he'll take a pat test. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, and he's not, he's was only doing it to be sure.

Again, MJ was not a stupid man. I'm sure those thoughts were in his head when he had these children, especially with his skin disease. If the motivation was because of the concern for the kids, I say, go for it. But, if they were concerned for the well being of the kids, all of this would have been addressed BEFORE the man's death.

1867 days ago
97.

just sayin    

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

Posted at 9:13PM on Aug 8th 2009 by Lindy
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my god people really are retarded what now debbie rowe is mother to mark's kids???

1867 days ago
98.

asmith161718    

Live the poor kid alone. She's 11 years old now and even if he is the father a custody battle will take years. It's too late to raise this kids now. They're almost half grown.
This punk better not come back to the US.

1867 days ago
99.

Kiki    

91. 79. 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.

Posted at 9:06PM on Aug 8th 2009 by Maury says you ARE the father!

actually you're the psycho because as soon as someone else claims to be their father people like you will jump on the band wagon and claim the kids look like them.wasn't the old story that paris had klein's ears, what happened to that one

Posted at 9:15PM on Aug 8th 2009 by just sayin
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thats funny, just a few days ago, Klein WAS the father. You will see WHAT you want to see if it is suggested. LOL.

1867 days ago
100.

Forever Michael Fan    

Dear God... these quacks should just line up and start taking numbers. How many more of them will there be? ....NEXT!!!!!!!

Way to betray your "good friend" in the event of his death, a** hole!!!!

1867 days ago
101.

Ten    

Mark..You are not the father! And stoop selling your stories to the british tabloids. They are the ones who ruined mike. Who wiill be the next? Those poor babies.

1867 days ago
102.

Lisa    

The more I read about those crazy people claiming paternity, the more I think these are Michael's biological chiildren to be honest! I think I can see some similarities..

And yeah, what's up with some posters who jump on the bandwagon every time a new "dad" appears? Will they do the same and see "similarities" when a third "father" appears? I suppose they will...

1867 days ago
103.

MaraLovesMJ    

WOW . Ok Paris is MICHAEL'S daughter !!!! Those are Michael's Kids . Leave them alone ! The Sh*t These Kids gotta go through . I'm guessing that Now Michael's gone His Children will have to go through what he did . S.M.H

1867 days ago
104.

holmes    

just sayin'.. you said that right... lol...

but it's Prince who did have Lester's hair around the same age.. as Mark's got darker too like Prince.

watch Lester in Oliver... he was great.. the reason why MJ sought him out..

Paris doesn't have blue eyes-- it's hazel.. it picks up colour.. either greyish blue.. or turning to green.

but NEVER R EAL BLUE.

1867 days ago
105.

stop the name calling    

i have biracial children and i can tell these kids are too, i am not blind or stupid or biased i just know from looking at them, also in one of debbie rowes interviews ,she clearly states that she concieved paris in paris, with mj. enough said

1867 days ago
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