Family Friends Believe Mystery Kid Is Jacko's

Liz Taylor might know the whole story
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 11:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Jackson’s rumored “secret son” has a long history with the family, sources tell MSNBC. Omer Bhatti, who called himself Michael J, told Jackson’s nephew that Michael was his father “out of the blue” in 1992, says a family friend. Bhatti was a constant presence at Neverland Ranch from then until 2000 or ‘01. “We have every reason to believe it’s his son,” says another friend.

“The family has been wondering how long it would take for this to get out,” says a source. As for the Bhatti’s mother—she’s a mystery, although one source says Elizabeth Taylor “introduced Michael to the mother.” Adds a friend, “The one woman who knows everything there is to know about Michael Jackson and where his children came from is Elizabeth Taylor.”