Debbie Rowe’s lawyer is responding to reports claiming that she is not the biological mother of Michael Jackson’s two oldest children.
“We refuse to be drawn into addressing the various rumors and speculation swirling in the media. The vast majority of what is out there is untrue,” Rowe’s lawyer, Marta Almli, said in a statement released to Access Hollywood.
“Particularly hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor — which is entirely false — concerning the maternity of the children,” the statement continued. “Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children.”
On Tuesday, TMZ.com claimed that Rowe is not biological mother of Jackson’s eldest children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11.
TMZ claims multiple sources have said that all three Jackson children, “were conceived in vitro — outside the womb,” using a sperm donor and that Rowe’s eggs were not used. The Web site claims she was used as a surrogate and paid well for carrying the children.
Additionally, US Weekly reported on Tuesday that multiple sources claim Jackson’s dermatologist (and Rowe’s former boss), Dr. Arnold Klein, is the biological father to the singer’s eldest children — Prince Michael and Paris.
“He is the dad,” a source close to Jackson told the magazine. “He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth.”
But on Tuesday, a rep for Dr. Arnold Klein issued a statement to Access Hollywood on behalf of the dermatologist, after his name surfaced in several reports regarding Michael Jackson’s medical treatment and the paternity of his children.
“Dr. Klein is aware of media reports connecting him to Michael Jackson,” his rep, Richard L. Charnley said in a statement to Access. “Because of patient confidentiality Dr Klein will make no statement on any reports or allegations.
“Out of respect for his patients and adherence to federal HIPAA regulations, Dr. Klein asks that the media not contact his patients nor interfere with their medical treatments,” Charnley continued in the statement. “Like millions of Michael’s fans around the world, Dr. Klein is saddened by Michael’s death and extends his condolences to Michael’s family.”