Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Matt Fiddes, claims he is the biological father to Jackson’s 10-year-old son Prince Michael II. What’s more, he’s launching a legal bid to prove it.
Fiddes said the late Jackson told him, “He’s my child, Matt, but I used your sperm to produce him,” according to Contact Music. The former bodyguard claimed that he gave Jackson his sperm in 2001 at a London hotel after Jackson told Fiddes, a martial arts expert, that he wanted an “athletic child.”
Blanket, which is the name Prince Michael II goes by, was born a year later.
“Michael is their father and I do not want that to change, but I want the children back in my life,” Fiddes said. He added that the only way that’s going to happen is by taking legal action. “I think Blanket is mine but I want final proof,” he said.
Fiddes is the father of three other children. “I just want access,” he said as he explained the motivation behind his battle for visitation rights.
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