Child Actor Claims To Be MJ's Baby Daddy
Think your Michael Jackson's baby daddy? Join the club. The list of contenders grows longer by the day. You've probably never heard of child actor Mark Lester -- and rightly so. He played the lead in the 1968 musical film Oliver!. Apparently, the has-been is seeking another 15 minutes of fame now and he's using the late Michael Jackson's children to get back in the spotlight. That's right -- forget picking a pocket or two, this guy is picking a child or two and maintaining that he's the paternal provider of Jackson's middle child, Paris. Hot on the heels of Jacko's dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who has also tried to worm his way into the custody battle mix, Lester is seeking his just dues. He released the following statement, "I'm godfather to Michael Jackson's children. I believe that Paris could be my daughter. I would be willing to take a paternity test. Michael Jackson asked me in a private conversation if I'd be willing to donate sperm on his behalf. I was phoned up by a London clinic and I was asked what would be a convenient time for me to attend. I made an appointment to go along. Michael was married to Debbie Rowe at the time. She's the birth mother of the children, so I naturally assumed that sperm donation would have gone into Debbie and Debbie would have both the children. Of all Michael Jackson's children I'd assume that the one that looks most like me is Paris. I've come forward now because I have concerns about the welfare and upbringing of the children. There is a contact issue. I really want to remain in contact with those kids and I feel now that this is the only way I can ensure that." The only thing Lester sees in Paris' eyes are dollar signs. Katherine Jackson's lawyer Londell McMillan said it best: "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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