The son of 1980s R&B singer Miki Howard claims to be the illegitimate son of pop icon Michael Jackson. Brandon Howard, 31, will release DNA evidence today "proving" he is Michael's son on a website that is affiliated with gossip blog TMZ.com. By coincidence, this bizarre report originated on TMZ. But other, more credible media outlets are picking up the story as if it is a fact.
Brandon, a struggling R&B singer, claims to have culled Michael's DNA from a dental device. He claims the DNA proves he is Michael's son.
Miki Howard, whose hits include "Love Under New Management", "Baby Be Mine" and "Come Share My Love", has remained suspiciously silent. It's interesting to note that she never attempted to confirm her son's paternity in 31 years.
By the way, Brandon has made similar claims about being Michael's son before.
From NY Daily News:
Sources close to the singer, who indeed shares a musical and physical resemblance to MJ — at least the early 80s version — told TMZ that Brandon Howard — who goes by B. Howard — is the result of a romance between the pair in 1982.
Also once he proves his royal bloodline, Howard reportedly plans to cash in on the late singer's estate which was recently estimated as holding $17 million cash and earning $600 million in revenue, according to documents filed in a California court.
Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman told TMZ, "We've never even heard from him," when asked about Howard's claim.
He added that "any deadline for claiming to be Michael's child has long since passed."
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