The former ‘Oliver’ child star says he’s prepared to take a DNA test to prove his story that he donated sperm to the pop legend. Lester, 51, was close friends with Jackson, and was named godfather to all of his children
Lester reportedly has not been allowed to see the children since Jackson’s death in 2009.
Amid Michael Jackson‘s wrongful death trial, British actor Mark Lester is continuing his efforts to prove that the late pop legend’s children are biologically his. The former “Oliver” child star says he’s prepared to take a DNA test.
“I wouldn’t have a DNA test without the children’s permission, but when the children come of age — and it’s not far away — and they decide they want me to do it, then I will,” he told British tabloid The Mirror.
Lester, 51, was close friends with Jackson, and was named godfather to all of his children. The two met when they were in their teen years — after Lester rose to fame starring in the 1968 movie-musical. They maintained a 30 year-long friendship.
Lester claims his is the father of Jackson’s children — Prince Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson, shown with La Toya Jackson. He says Paris’ resemblance to his own daughter, Olivia, is uncanny.
According to The Mirror, Lester has not been allowed to see the children since Jackson’s death in 2009. After going public with his suspicions, Lester says the Jackson family stopped answering his phone calls.
“I just want to reconnect and be the godfather that Michael made me,” he said. “I just feel it is really cruel that our relationship has just been cut off. It is not what Michael would have wanted.”
Lester previously told Britain’s News of the World in 2009 that he gave Jackson his semen years ago, after the singer asked for “help,” suggesting he had fertility issues.
“It was a really strange request but while Michael was alive I never gave it another thought. I didn’t donate to get something out of it.”
“While he was alive, I never ever thought the children were anyone else’s but Michael’s.”
Now, Lester says the resemblance between Jackson’s daughter Paris, 15, and his own 18-year-old daughter Olivia, is uncanny.
h/t: NY Daily News0