Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Matt Fiddes, says he is pursuing legal action to prove he is the biological father of Michael’s youngest son Prince Michael II (affectionately called ‘Blanket’).
Matt Fiddes, a 32-year-old British man, told British reporters that he has made plans to to head to Los Angeles where he will demand the right to see Blanket, 10.
“I am going to lodge my DNA and formally ask the Jacksons for access. I want visitation rights,” Fiddes said. “Michael is their father and I do not want that to change, but I want the children 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.”
While speaking to reporters, Fiddes claimed he gave Michael a sperm donation in 2001 after Jackson told him he wanted an ‘athletic’ child – a year before Blanket was born.
Matt Fiddes, who has 3 other children, has also alleged that even Jackson admitted he was the biological father of Blanket.
Fiddes told reporters the conversation occurred when he flew to Berlin to comfort Michael in November 2002 after Jackson infamously dangled 9-month-old Blanket off a hotel balcony.
“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,’” Fiddes claims.
The former bodyguard has previously claimed that Jackson offered him nearly $1 million dollars for the sperm, but he turned the money down and donated it for free.
Fiddes also claims that Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, 81, has done her utmost to stop him from contacting the family since Michael’s death, because she believes he is after money.
He said, “Katherine’s worried we will come after the estate and will tell the kids the truth. But to me the truth is the big issue, and that’s why I want to take it further. I’m a self-made man, I don’t want or need their money. All I want is access if he’s my child, to take him out, and spend some time together. My mom is dying of cancer. I want her to see Blanket more than anything.”