British actor vows to prove Michael Jackson's children are his

Former child star Mark Lester has vowed to prove he is the real father of Michael Jackson's three children.

Lester, 54, told the Sunday People that he is willing to undergo DNA testing, with the permission of Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11.

A longtime friend of the late singer, Lester, who is the children's godfather, said he donated his sperm on Jackson's request in around 1996, but the pair never spoke of it again.

Former child star Mark Lester has vowed to prove he is the real father of Michael Jackson's three children.
Former child star Mark Lester has vowed to prove he is the real father of Michael Jackson's three children. Credit: PA

“He was a great dad to them, brought them up and was brilliant with the kids so I just didn't go there but there is obviously a good possibility [that I could be the biological father].

“I wouldn’t have a DNA test without the children’s permission but when the children come of age, and it’s not far away, and they decide they want me to do it then I will. It is up to them.

Lester played the title role in 1968 film Oliver! and met Jackson in 1978 when they were both 20.

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