More drama in the Jackson family. Michael Jackson’s former British bodyguard has filed legal action to prove he’s the father of the late singer’s youngest son.
Matt Fiddes — who provided protection for Jackson while he was in the U.K. — claims that he gave the singer a sperm donation a year before Prince Michael Jackson II (commonly known as Blanket, pictured right) was born in 2002.
“I am going to lodge my DNA and formally ask the Jacksons for access. I want visitation rights. Michael is their father and I do not want that to change, but I want the children back in my life. The only way that’s going to happen is through legal action. I think Blanket is mine but I want final proof,” Fiddes stated.
The former bodyguard claims the Jackson family has not replied to his letters and has refused to speak to him since 2009. But Fiddes is determined to go through with the paternity test and fight for visitation rights.
Michael Jackson died in 2009 from acute propofol intoxication at the age of 50.
Tricky situation. If Fiddes turns out to be Blanket’s biological father, it would be fair to extend visitation rights at the child’s discretion, since he’s already 10 years old. But because Fiddes was a sperm donor, his parental demands are limited.
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