Mark Lester, 58, claims he acted as a sperm donor for his friend Michael Jackson (pictured together, inset) and is therefore the biological father of Paris Jackson, 19 (right). He claims that Paris has a similarity to his daughter Olivia (left), who is 23. Mr Lester, who described Paris as a ‘bright and a great-looking kid’ said he ‘can’t be bothered’ to have a DNA test.
He claimed popstar Jackson asked people in his ‘inner circle’ including actors Macaulay Culkin and Jack Nicholson if they would donate their sperm so he could have a child.
Lester happily talks about how he acted as a sperm donor for Jackson. ‘I was just helping out a friend. I think he had a problem with actually doing the physical act of sex and a very low sperm count as well.’
Lester explains: ‘When he entered the room, she was in bed, threw the covers off and was completely naked. He took one look at her and screamed and ran away — not something I’d have done!’
He says he was surprised when Jackson told him that he wanted children but ‘had problems’ and joked that Lester, who has four children, Lucy, 26, Harriet, 23, Olivia, 22 and Felix, 18, ‘only had to look at his own wife and she’d get pregnant’.
The episode remained secret until after Jackson’s death in 2009 when there were a host of media reports about Lester possibly being Paris’s father. She did indeed look very like Lester’s daughters, particularly Olivia as a child.
Perhaps the fact that he revealed to the world that he was Michael Jackson’s secret sperm donor and was, most likely, the biological father of Paris didn’t help? Lester explains. ‘I had to. Uri Geller was going to leak the story and link my name to it, so I decided to put it out there myself.’
Sadly, it seems he didn’t warn Jackson’s children in advance, and particularly Paris. Tragically, she went into a downward spiral after her father’s death, several times trying to take her own life.
Anyway, he has tried to reach her many times but Paris’ mom told him to f*ck off.