British child star Mark Lester, who played Oliver Twist in 1967 in “Oliver”, says he’s the father of Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris. Read more on this story below!
“I gave Michael my sperm so that he could have kids – and I believe Paris is my daughter,” said Lester.
Mark Lester, 51, spoke with Britain’s News of the World and revealed he gave Jackson his semen 13 years ago and is godfather to all three of Jackson’s children.
Mark truly believes Paris, 11, is his daughter because of an “uncanny likeness” between Paris and his own daughter, Harriet, 15. He wants to take a paternity test.
Lester said he donated his sperm at a London clinic when Michael Jackson was married to Debbie Rowe.
“She’s the birth mother of the children so I naturally assumed the sperm donation would obviously have gone into Debbie and Debbie would have borne the children,” he said in a video posted on the News Of The World’s website.
Lester says he is speaking out now because he has “concerns about the welfare and upbringing of the children.”
“I dearly want to remain in contact with those kids and I feel now this is the only way I can ensure that,” he said.
Michael Jackson and Lester were friends for over 25 years and he reportedly spent the day with the Jackson kids after their father’s memorial service last month.
“The kids seemed to be coping quite well and they are surrounded by their family right now,” he said at the time. “They are very polite and quite quiet kids, and despite all the publicity surrounding them and their family, they are trying to keep things as normal as possible at home.”
Sources close to the Jackson family stated Lester did donate sperm but they did not believe him to be Paris’ father.
Mark Lester reportedly did donate sperm, but the timing doesn’t line up for it to have been used to conceive Paris.
“He has known Michael for many years and his children play with Michael’s children,” says longtime Jackson family associate and past lawyer Brian Oxman.
Jackson made Lester godfather to all three of his kids in Oct. 2003 at a small, private ceremony where all three Jackson children were baptized Catholic with Debbie Rowe’s permission.
Schaffel added that Debbie Rowe has always maintained that Michael is Paris’s father.
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