UPDATED:Questions Being Asked About Alleged Michael Jackson Son's DNA Test
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.07.2014
Jackson's brothers are scoffing at the claim...
UPDATED: Michael Jackson's brothers are disputing the claim that Brandon Howard is Jackson's son. TMZ reports that a rep for the brothers say they all agree that the claim is bogus for a variety of reasons.
A source notes that in the whole of Jackson's life, he never mentioned having a child other than his three acknowledged children. They add that the Jackson's met Howard in 2012 and he never even suggested he might be related. They ad that Joe Jackson had a professional relationship with Howard's mother, pop singer Miki Howard, but never said anything about it. The rep called the test "unfounded hearsay."
ORIGINAL: As reported yesterday, media mogul Aki David announced that a DNA test allegedly proved that Michael Jackson fathered a son in 1982. However, TMZ has found some holes in David's story. David announced that the DNA results showed that Brandon Howard was a 99.9% positive match for DNA found in Jackson's dental mold in a live internet-streamed press conference. According to the site though, the results included a fake logo on the top that was taken from Terminator Salvation.
David told the site, "The logo was made by the DNA agency to make it look pretty. Lab documents are not pretty by nature." David also noted that the results were private and weren't initially intended to be released to the public.
The site also notes that the test initially went to a DNA lab in Los Angeles, which found no DNA on the dental mold. According to a manager at DNA Truth 4 U, David's people had them look at the dental mold, a water bottle, a black towel and cigarette butts for testing, with the latter three sets of items containing DNA from Jermaine and Tito Jackson. The report showed no DNA recovered from the dental mold, making the test impossible. The black towel had DNA which had no relation to Howard, which would indicate that he isn't related to the family.
According to a source close to David, he didn't trust the lab and went to a DNA lab in Ireland. The Ireland lab recovered DNA from the mold and determined a match.