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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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16.

Cecilia     

Way to create a story where there is none TMZ. He was their legal father, which is what the court will recognize. While your team of ace reporters is combing through the Kardashian's trash looking for Kim's excess body hair (awesome story, btw!) you might have them learn what the word "adoption" means

561 days ago
17.

HumanNature    

APPARENTLY, TMZ IS "DESPERATE" FOR GOSSIP WHICH IS NOT NEWS WORTHY!!!!

561 days ago
18.

HumanNature    

THE COURT ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNIZE MICHAEL JACKSON AS "FATHER"!!!!


TMZ IS DESPERATE FOR BS GOSSIP NEWS!!!

561 days ago
19.

Anonymous    

Has ANYONE ever believed that MJ was the biological father? That said, it makes no difference to their legal claims. DNA, or not, I have no doubt that he was their father. He raised them, and by all accounts, the children adored him as a father.
Don't think that I am an MJ apologist either...I still think he was a pedophile, just not with his own kids. My comment is solely about his being a parent, and the kids having a legal claim, even if it is grossly overinflated ($40 Billion??).

561 days ago
21.

Jan    

I am guessing one of Katerine's parasite sons' and or her low life husgand talked her into filing this suit. This is not what Michael would have wanted. Katherine and the kids have enough money. Putting the kids through this is going to damage them for life. Sadness prevails in that family.

561 days ago
22.

Jan    

Prince looks like that skin doctor Michael saw. I think Debbie was employed by that doctor at one time. He and Prince have same ears and their faces are very similar.

561 days ago
23.

janet    

How come the Jacksons haven't bilked off of Janet Jackson? She made her own money. No doubt hiding it.

561 days ago
24.

Repeter    

Bio kids or not, these kids were screwed from day one growing up in the wacko Jackson family & their lack of ethics.

561 days ago
25.

Cheryl A.    

Good Lord, Miss Katherine.... EVERYONE knows that Michael is NOT the father. BUT, legally he adopted all of the children and they are his heirs. Just like anyone else in the world who adopts, you ARE the legal parent(s) . You really should be talking to a professional because ever since Michael died, you have lost it.

561 days ago
26.

Marty    

Whether or not MJ is their biological father doesn't change the fact they're legally his children so are entitled to 40% of his assets as his Will stated. Good luck with that play, AEG.

561 days ago
27.

Marcy    

according to the do***ents...the judge already denied aeg request about the paternity issue. Educate urself.

561 days ago
28.

Azi    

OOHHH!!!!! The lawyer$ are ju$t $ucking thi$ up !

561 days ago
29.

Faye    

Well duh! You can tell by looking at them that he is not their father. I always figured that's why he had them covered up when they were little. So no one would notice they were white.

561 days ago
30.

Fuck Celebrities    

Everyone knows he's NOT the father.

561 days ago
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