Michael Jackson’s bodyguard is renewing claims that he’s the biological father of Jackson’s youngest son, Prince Michael II. According to Matt Fiddes, a U.K.-based martial arts master, he is the real father of the 10-year-old affectionately known as “Blanket.” Fiddes is now going through the court system hoping to gain access to his son before his mother, Blanket’s potential grandmother, passes away from cancer.
“I am going to lodge my DNA and formally ask the Jacksons for access. I want visitation rights,” he told The Daily Star. “All I want is access if he’s my child, to take him out, and spend some time together. My mum is dying of cancer. I want her to see Blanket more than anything.”
This is not the first time Fiddes has made this claim, in 2001 he told U.K.’s The Daily Mail that he donated sperm to Jackson free of charge so he could have a “fit son.”
“He said he wanted a fit, athletic son. He offered me half a million pounds but I said no,” Fiddes said. “I was already a multimillionaire and I didn’t need the money or want to take his. He was a friend and I said of course I would help. There was no contract, no confidentially agreement. He was very thankful and respectful and even rang my mum to ask her if it was OK with her.”
He even says he asked Jackson outright if the child was his, to which the King of Pop responded, “He’s my child, Matt, but I used your sperm to produce him.”
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