Mark Lester Claims He Could Be Father Of Jackson’s Daughter
First Published: August 21, 2009 1:15 PM EDT Credit: AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former child actor Mark Lester says it’s possible he could have fathered Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris.
Lester, who has also claimed to be the godfather of Michael Jackson’s three children, appeared on NBC’s “Today” show Friday morning, and told Matt Lauer he provided the singer with his sperm.
The star of 1968’s “Oliver!” said Jackson, “wanted kids but was anxious about sex” and was, “shy when it came to women.”
When asked why Jackson would need Lester’s sperm, he said, “That I don’t know.”
Lester also said, “The story was going to break in any event,” and he wanted to tell the public his side of the events.
He referred to his wife – who has disputed Lester’s paternity claims – as “a difficult woman.”
When asked he if he had stepped forward seeking money, he told Matt, “No, No. Not at all.” He claims he only wants contact with his alleged biological daughter.
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