Michael Jackson’s family want legal ban on kids’ paternity test


Michael Jackson’s furious family are demanding a ban on court moves designed to reveal the tragic star is not his children’s real dad, the Sunday People reports.
Lawyers for his grieving relatives acted after claims none of his three kids were fathered by him.
In Britain, Jacko’s best pal Mark Lester told the Sunday People last week he’s ready to have DNA tests to prove HE is the dad of Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11.
And in the US, concert giant AEG – being sued for £26.6billion by the Jackson family over the Thriller idol’s death – claim they can prove the singer didn’t father the older two children.
But Jacko’s family are adamant there is no doubt the singer is the father.
They are suing AEG for hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave him the overdose that killed him as he rehearsed for a gig at London’s 02 arena in June 2009.
Murray is serving a four-year jail stretch for manslaughter.
According to US website TMZ, the Jackson family has asked the judge hearing their case in Los Angeles to ban any evidence raising doubts about the paternity of the kids, ¬branding it “irrelevant”.
It is believed they fear AEG, who had signed Jacko for 50 farewell gigs in 2009, may use the paternity issue to claim the ¬children are not the singer’s and therefore have no right to any compensation.
Lawyers for the family are also said to have asked for a ban on any mention of child molestation claims made against Jacko in 2003 and any mention of his £100million debts.
AEG have countered by warning they have ¬“irrefutable” proof Jackson did not father Prince and Paris.
They also denied they had hired disgraced doc Conrad Murray and insisted Jacko, 50, did that himself – making the singer responsible for his own death.
Jacko’s mum Katherine, Prince Michael and Paris are all expected to give evidence.
They are likely to be joined by pop superstars Prince and Diana Ross as well as his ex-wives Debbie Rowe and Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis.
Last week the Sunday People revealed former Oliver! child star Mark – godfather to all Jacko’s kids – believes there is a “good possibility” he is their biological dad.
The 54-year-old British actor, who was Michael’s best pal for 30 years, donated sperm to the superstar a year before the singer’s first child was born.
Now Mark, who has not been allowed to see any of the youngsters since Michael died, insists he is prepared to take a DNA test to prove the singer’s children are really his.
But Mark, of Cheltenham, Gloucs, added: “I wouldn’t do it without the children’s permission. It’s up to them.”
His pledge came as top dancer Wade Robson accused Jacko of molesting him as a child.
The 30-year-old wants millions of pounds compensation from the Jackson estate.
A source close to the family said: “It’s sent shockwaves through the Jackson camp .”
At a 2005 trial when Jacko was cleared of child abuse, Aussie Wade had denied being molested by the star.
But the dancer – who has worked with the likes of Britney Spears – has now made fresh claims in legal papers filed in the US.
He says he regularly stayed at Jacko’s Neverland ranch between the ages of seven and 14.
Meanwhile, Prince Michael and Paris are bracing themselves for “four months of hell” as their dad’s troubled lifestyle is dissected in court, a family source revealed. The teenagers have been given “counselling” by their grandparents and lawyers to help them handle courtroom revelations about their father’s drug-taking – and harrowing allegations of child abuse.