Former child star and friend of Michael Jackson, Mark Lester, has stepped forward claiming that he is the father of the deceased star’s daughter, Paris Katherine Jackson.
In a recent interview, Lester claims that he secretly donated his sperm to help Michael have children even hiding the donation from his wife up until two weeks ago.
Mark Lester is willing to take a DNA test to prove his paternity, saying, "It's been a secret for so long."
Lester claims, "In 1996 Michael asked if I would give him my sperm. I said yes. It was a gift to him, no money was paid. I was honored to. He wanted children so badly."
Lester, an osteopathic doctor and acupuncture specialist, says he is only speaking out now because after Jackson's death he fears he will be cut off from Paris’ life.
Lester, who is also the godfather of all three of Michael's kids said, "With Michael's mother Katherine now their legal guardian it's like the kids are being isolated…Up until Michael's memorial I was in touch with them on a weekly basis… I'm the Godparent to them and Michael was Godparent to my four kids. Our families spent a lot of time together, had a lot fun together. Now I'm not able to have any communication with the children. This isn't what Michael would have wanted."
He goes on to say, "I want to have contact with her, Prince and Blanket regardless of whether any or all of them are mine."
Lester believes that he has a strong bond with Paris and that she strongly resembles his 15 year old daughter Harriet.
Mark said, "Paris is very pale, with blue eyes. All my daughters, apart from my eldest, are fair with blue eyes. So many people have commented on how alike Harriet and Paris look. Our families often holidayed together and staff, especially nannies, watching the children play together would say how similar the two girls looked."
Actually, Paris’ complexion is more olive than pale and her eyes are more gray than blue.
Lester continues, "I feel it's important. I love those kids so much. We've had great times together. I don't know if I'm doing the right thing speaking out. But I'm not trying to make any claim on anything. Even if it's proven Paris is biologically mine I wouldn't see her as anything other than Michael's daughter. He raised her."
If you really feel that way, why say anything at all. Just another leach trying to see what they can get.