Bodyguard claims he is Blanket’s dad

2012-04-18 14:08

Los Angeles – Michael Jackson’s former British bodyguard has launched a legal bid to prove he is the biological father of the late singer’s youngest son.

Martial arts master Matt Fiddes – who provided protection for the Thriller hitmaker when he was in the UK – is heading to the US to lodge court papers and demand the right to see 10-year-old Blanket, whose birth name is Prince Michael Jackson II.

Fiddes claims to have given Jackson – who also had two other children, Prince Michael (15) and 14-year-old Paris – a sperm donation in a London hotel a year before Blanket was born in 2002.

He said: “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 child (Blanket) 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.”

‘I used your sperm’
Fiddes – who has vowed to provide officials with a DNA sample so they can confirm his claims – alleges Jackson’s family have refused to speak to him or answer his letters since his death in 2009.

Fiddes, a father of three, says Jackson even told him he was Blanket’s real father in November 2002, after he infamously dangled the then nine-month-old child over a hotel balcony.

Jackson 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 Fiddes claims Jackson’s mother Katherine (81) has done her best to block his desperate pleas to see Blanket believing he is after money.

Jackson died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 at the age of 50.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.