Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Matt Fiddes, is on his way to Los Angeles to pick up his son, Blanket Jackson. At least he thinks that he is! Matt claims that he is the biological father of Prince Michael II aka Blanket and has stuck to this story since 2009.
In 2002 Michael requested a sperm donation from Matt in case he wanted a ‘sporty’ child in the future. Well Matt went ahead and donated the sperm only to be told years later by Michael that Blanket was his. Previously Matt claimed that it was Mark Lester who told him that the child was his, thus bringing his current version of events into doubt.
Matt is saying that he is willing to provide a DNA sample to prove his point. That will certainly solve the mystery. Matt claims that his interest is not pecuniary – he says his mom is dying of cancer and should spend time with Blanket: “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.”
The Sun provides details: The martial arts expert has long claimed that he gave a sperm donation to the superstar singer in 2002, because he wanted a ‘sporty’ child.
He says he was offered over $500,000 but refused the money. In an interview, he claimed the King of Pop, who died in 2009, told him the child was his.
He said: “I sat there and asked the question: ‘Is Blanket my child?’ He said: ‘He’s my child, Matt, but I used your sperm to produce him.’”
But the new claims contradict previous interviews when he said he was only told the boy was his son by Michael’s long-term friend Mark Lester. In August 2009, he reportedly said: “Michael never told me himself that Blanket is my son but he took my sperm and the child is the spitting image of me.”
The 32-year-old, who has three other children, plans to file papers in Los Angeles after his attempts to contact Jacko’s family failed. He believes his efforts to gain access to the youngster are being blocked by their grandmother, Katherine, who has custody of the children.
Is Matt for real – is he Blanket’s father – or is Matt looking for some fame or notoriety? Only the DNA can prove the case. What is your opinion? Let us know in the comments below.
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