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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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92.

CloBird    

How could TMZ break news in 2009 of something that they don't know about? Did TMZ conveniently forget that Debbie Rowe sue and won the case against the so-called friend who lied about a conversation they had? Debbie Rowe won't be saying anything about paternity, any way, TMZ, since COURT ORDERS FORBID IT. You need to stop listening to Stacy Brown-- a known liar.

468 days ago
93.

Gigi    

I think most people out there already know who the kids' natural father is. It is one of the worst kept "secrets" out there. So if that is what she is worried about......pointless.

468 days ago
94.

Nancie    

If MJ loved them and raised them then who cares about the paternity? They were his kids, you don't need DNA to be a parent.

468 days ago
95.

dynahog    

It's called DNA. Get some, test and analyze it.

A Standard Practice on determination of Maternity and Paternity.

They can even verify the Son and Daughter are from the same sources (father and mother).

468 days ago
96.

Blaze    

The only thing Katherine and her bunch are worried about is loosing all the money MJ made. Why should his brothers & sisters or anyone other than his kids get any part of his money?. It should all go to his kids when they turn 21 , not to the money grubbing family.The person that helped raise the kids should get paid, but a NORMAL pay, not millions and millions.

468 days ago
97.

jaci    

Debbie has been quiet all this time about the children's fathers, she has stuck to her end of the bargain to allow MJ full custody of the children. She has always had an open door should the kids want to get to know her. If she ever reveals their fathers to them, I think it wii be privately to them alone and only after they are adults and might want the information.

468 days ago
98.

Marvin    

ICK that whole mj kids thing is creepy

468 days ago
99.

Best Mom    

Why is there this constant back and forth about Michael being the father -- he WAS their father - and the only one they ever knew and will ever know!

468 days ago
100.

tehheh    

It might be that he didn't want to pass on his physical ailments, including Vitiligo, to children. So he used a sperm donor. He didn't seem to like his physical appearance, his father was abusive, etc. A lot of rich people prefer to control parentage so they use surrogates. I think they should adopt children instead but it's not my business.

468 days ago
101.

Mary    

Whether or not they are his biological children, assuming he legally adopted them, they have all the same legal rights.

468 days ago
102.

anazita    

Prince looks like Corey Feldman.

468 days ago
103.

what789    

I laugh at the fact that mjfans can't see prince ain't Michael's. But as for Paris yes she has some of his features but looks more like her mom and well blanket is a spitting image of Michael before all the surgery.

468 days ago
104.

what789    

I laugh at the fact that mjfans can't see prince ain't Michael's. But as for Paris yes she has some of his features but looks more like her mom and well blanket is a spitting image of Michael before all the surgery.

468 days ago
105.

juliefig04    

the only thing I'm going to comment on regarding this is that adopted children have all the same rights as biological children.. this includes inheritance , 'legal ties' or anything else... that is all ...

468 days ago
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