Paternity test results show there is a 99.999 percent chance Michael Jackson fathered Brandon Howard. The results were revealed during a live-streamed press conference FilmOn.com.
“This is the only living son of the late Michael Jackson that is known to exist,” one of the panelists said, hinting at questions about Michael’s other children’s true paternity.
Corey Feldman, who was close friends with Michael Jackson, added of Brandon, “I’ve never met two people more alike in my life. The first time he came into my house, I felt like Michael Jackson was walking into my house today.”
Rumors about Michael Jackson fathering Brandon have been around for years, largely because of the story’s feasibility: Brandon — who goes by B. Howard — is a 31-year-old singer and producer. His mother, Miki Howard, was represented by Joe Jackson in the early 1980s. She commonly went by “Billy” back in those days. Shortly after Brandon was born, Michael released Billie Jean, which contains the lyric “the kid is not my son.”
Shortly before the press conference, B. Howard posted a video to Facebook to explain he didn’t sell the story and wasn’t trying to profit from the Jackson estate.
Brandon reiterated the same in an official statement:
To my fans, family, and friends, despite recent allegations, I did not authorize the testing of my DNA to be compared to that of the late Michael Jackson nor did I contact TMZ regarding the publication of the story.
This spring, I agreed to be a part of a documentary with FilmOn.TV and was asked to give a sample of my DNA. Even though I agreed to this I never expected it to be used in this manner.
To this day, I have never claimed to be Michael Jackson’s son nor do I have any intention of pursuing the family’s estate.
There are lingering doubts about the paternity test, which was performed using DNA from one of Michael Jackson’s old retainers that was later purchased at an auction.
UPDATE TMZ got ahold of the paternity test results from “DNA Medical Lab” in Ireland. There’s no evidence the lab actually exists. Plus, the lab’s logo was apparently ripped from The Terminator.