Joe Jackson has confirmed that Omer Bhatti, 25, from Norway is Michael Jackson’s son. Read more below to view photos and videos.
Joe Jackson spoke in an interview posted on NewsOne.com, and said Omer Bhatti is Michael’s son.
“Yes, I knew he had another son, yes I did,” Jackson said in the video.
Jackson also discussed Bhatti’s dancing abilities (see video below) and his resemblence to the Jackson family. “He looks like a Jackson, acts like a Jackson, can dance like a Jackson,” he said.
When he was a child, Omer Bhatti traveled with Jackson and even lived at the singer’s Neverland ranch.
Court records even show Omer Bhatti was living at Neverland when it was raided in 2003, when authorities were looking for evidence of child molestation.
Bhatti was briefly interviewed by investigators and was initially on the defense’s list of prospective witnesses.
But he was never asked to testify.
At Jackson’s memorial service at the Staples center, Omer Bhatti was seated in the front row next to Michael’s children and siblings.
Bhatti is also said to be seeking a DNA test to determine whether Jackson is in fact his father.
Jackson’s brother Jermaine has said Bhatti would be welcomed into the family, if he’s proven a Jackson.
“If Omer’s his son, he’s his son,” Jermaine told Britain’s the Daily Mail. ‘We won’t deny it. We are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket. I can’t clearly say if he is Michael’s but I saw this kid around him.”
In 2004, Us Weekly reported that Jackson did, indeed, acknowledge that he was the father.
A source told the magazine: “Jackson has told his closest associates Omer’s mom’s was a Norwegian with whom he had a one-night stand.”
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Here’s Omer performing in video below:
Joe Jackson Confirms Omer is Michael’s son:
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