Jacko Pal Claims Paris Is His Daughter

Michael 'found the sexual act something he couldn't do'
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2009 11:40 AM CDT
A close friend of Michael Jackson's says he is Paris' father.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, Pool, file)
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(Newser) – Fearing that Katherine Jackson will sever his bond with Michael Jackson’s children, a confidante of the fallen pop star says Paris is likely his biological daughter, News of the World reports. Mark Lester, who starred as a child in the Oscar-winning film Oliver!, says that until 2 weeks ago, he hadn’t told anyone—including his wife—that he donated sperm to Jackson in 1996. “It’s been secret for so long. It was a gift to him. He wanted children so badly.”

Lester, 51, who’s now an osteopath and acupuncture specialist, said Jackson asked him for help because “he found the sexual act something he couldn’t do ... Michael wasn’t gay. He was asexual.” Lester is offering to take a paternity test, but says even if he’s right, “I wouldn’t see her as anything other than Michael’s daughter,” adding, “I do feel a definite bonding with Paris and I think there's a definite possibility that she's part of me.”