DNA test claims Michael Jackson fathered a love child

2014-03-08 09:51

Los Angeles – Michael Jackson allegedly fathered a love child.

A DNA test claims to prove the late Beat It singer is the biological father of Brandon Howard, a 31-year-old aspiring singer, prompting speculation he was the boy Michael was singing about in his 1982 hit Billie Jean.

Brandon is the son of Miki Howard, a gospel singer who toured with Michael and was represented by his father, Joe Jackson, in the 80s.

Beverly Hills dental surgeon Dr Joseph Goodman claims he procured a sample of the star’s DNA from a dental device bought at auction.

At a press conference to announce the results on Thursday, Dr Goodman opened the results envelope and declared it said there was a “99.9% probability” Michael is the father.

The doctor said: “I think we have the proof.”

Brandon – who goes by the name B Howard – has addressed both the test results and rumours he was to go Michael’s estate for money in a video posted on his Facebook page.

He said: “Number one, I did not call [website] TMZ or anything like that. Didn’t put out a story, nothing. Number two, I’ve never ‘self-proclaimed’ to be Michael Jackson’s son.

“Number three, I’m definitely not suing the estate. I’ve been taken care of very well. Number four, it is true I did do a DNA test but it had nothing to do with any of this.”

Michael was father to three children, Prince Michael (16), Paris (15) and Blanket (11) until his untimely death in June 2009.

A lawyer for Michael’s estate, Howard Weitzman, told TMZ.com: “We’ve never even heard from him ... Any deadline for claiming to be Michael’s child has long since passed.”

Another man, Augie Johnson, has also claimed he is the biological father of Brandon and agreed to a DNA test.

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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

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


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.


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.