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MJ's Mom

Fears Debbie Rowe Will

Blow Lid Off MJ Paternity

4/18/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lawyers for Katherine Jackson have been nosing around ... trying to find out what Debbie Rowe might say under oath about the paternity of the two kids she bore while married to Michael Jackson.

Sources connected to Katherine tell TMZ ... her lawyers have been making a number of inquiries on the eve of the family's wrongful death trial against AEG Live.

We're told lawyers worry Debbie will testify Michael is NOT the biological father of Prince and Paris.  TMZ broke the story back in 2009 ... Michael indeed is not the biological father.

Debbie is on the witness list for both Katherine and AEG Live.  AEG has taken Debbie's deposition but -- shockingly -- we've learned AEG never asked Debbie a single question about paternity as it relates to MJ.

As for why Katherine's lawyers are so interested in Debbie's testimony ... she's the one who knows the most about MJ and the paternity, and they're worried AEG may try to prove the kids don't have any legal ties to Michael, which could torpedo their damage claim.

Katherine's lawyers have already filed legal docs asking the judge to exclude any evidence of paternity.  The judge has yet to rule on the motion.

In the end, none of this may amount to anything because under California law ... when a woman gives birth while living with her husband, the husband is conclusively presumed to be the father, unless he's sterile or impotent.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Yep paranoid all right.

499 days ago
2.

Jordan    

I am surprised the Michael Jackson Estate would fund this dog of a lawsuit. Kathrine and the kids have no bases to even think AEG is responsible and to ask for 40 billion is insane. It is a case the Jacksons Can not win How much Money will Michael Jackson Estate waste on a loser Lawsuit?

499 days ago
3.

Jeff    

Although paternity has nothing to do with Jackson being his kids' legal parent, the lawsuit in and of itself, smacks of desperation on Kathrine's part; providing she is really the one behind the suit, which is ridiculous.

499 days ago
4.

Ozzie X    

Paris is gonna look bombing in a few years. She will be on tons of magazines. Blazing blue eyes cute face watch. Unlike Amanda Bynes.

499 days ago
5.

Kevin    

"when a woman gives birth while living with her husband, the husband is conclusively presumed to be the father"

Seems a little naive?

499 days ago
6.

Ozzie X    

Not her agent but she should study acting. she could be the next Jennifer Lawrence.

499 days ago
7.

Jackie    

NO you did NOT break the story that the first two kids aren't kid bio kids........wouldn't that have been all over the damn news all over the world by now???...There would be no need for speculation anymore. BTW I still think they are his.....it makes NO SENSE that he would pay Debbie so much money to have some other guys kid when he could just adopt one OR hire a surroget(sp?) for WAY less like he did with blanket. He also begged Lisa Marie to have his biological child ..he's NOT afraid of passing down his black genes like some people have said.>>>>AND Paris has MJ's body...his hands *I know those hands anywhere*, his legs, his bone structure...she even has the same teeth as him..look at pics......Blanket looks A LOT like him as a kid...Prince doesn't look like either one of them really.

499 days ago
8.

Ivan in Phoenix    

Joe & Katherine, and all their kids, are disgusting human beings the way they are all trying to get Michael's money by hook or crook - including suing 3rd parties when they know Michael was an addict and killed himself. I think Michael was a child molester but he gave most of his money to his kids. His Mom, brothers, and sisters need to honor his last wishes regardless of who might have donated the egg or sp erm.

499 days ago
9.

JLS    

Who cares who the sperm donor was? It's very clear who RAISED and loved these children. The media and others are spinning this up hoping for a big kaboom. Nobody else cares.

499 days ago
10.

Brigha from UK    

Wow, talk about spinning rumours.
TMZ did NOT break this story in 2009. There was no story to break.
The Jacksons legal team put forward a 'Motion in Limine' in order to agree limits in the trial. AEG agreed with them that the paternity issue was irrelevant.
So, neither party wants to raise this issue.

But even if they did, it would have no influence on the damages award. MJs kids were LEGALLY his, and their genetics are totally irrelevant to any judgement.

Finally, even if Debbie Rowe wanted to discuss this in court (which I doubt) she would be barred from doing so because of the motion. She is probably subject to a confidentiality agreement anyway.

Another completely made up fairy tale story from TMZ.

499 days ago
11.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

unless he's sterile or impotent.


Or Gay.

499 days ago
12.

LDB    

because he's not

499 days ago
13.

LDB    

Katherine sounds money hungry

499 days ago
14.

James25    

Well of course they aren't Michael's biological kids. We all know that. But does it matter legally speaking? Even though they aren't Michael's biological kids, Michael was still the legal father.

499 days ago
15.

Daisy    

even if they are not blood related. those were his kids and still are.

499 days ago
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