MJ Doc: I'm not children's father--I think
Michael Jacksons longtime dermatologist yesterday slapped down a report that he fathered the singers two eldest children kind of.
To the best of my knowledge I am not the father of these children, Dr. Arnold Klein told ABCs Good Morning America. I cant answer it in any other way because you know what, I dont want to feed any of this insanity thats going around.
The Los Angeles-based doc did not elaborate.
It was a confusing answer to who is the real father of Jacksons eldest son, Prince, 12, and daughter, Paris, 11, who gave a tear-filled speech during his public memorial on Tuesday.
The question of paternity arose when US Weekly reported less than a week after Jacksons June 25th death that Klein fathered two of the stars three children. Surrogate mom for Prince and Paris, Debbie Rowe was an assistant to the Klein at the time.Klein also denied being one of five doctors under investigation in Jacksons death, saying police have not contacted him. He also said he did not prescribe painkillers for the King of Pop, according to ABC.
However, TMZ reported yesterday that Kleins name appeared on a list of doctors the Jackson family gave to the LAPD. The family suspects that the doctors may have improperly given Jackson prescription drugs that led to his death.
In other developments:
--Its still a mystery as to where Jackson will be buried. Various reports have said he was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills before Tuesdays public memorial; he has been cremated and that the family is waiting to see if they can bury the 50-year-old superstar at Neverland ranch, where he once lived.
However, Jacksons mother apparently is vetoing Neverland as a final resting place despite her son, Jermaine Jackson, insisting that he wants his brother buried there, according to the Daily News.
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that Jacksons body is being stored at a secret location, and no decision had been made about burial.
--The Los Angeles County Coroners Office told E! On-line that part of Jacksons brain is being held and will be returned to the family after neuropathology tests are completed.
-- The Los Angeles Police Department yesterday said it spent about $1 million on overtime for officers and civilian personnel handling Jacksons memorial. The cost was $15 million lower than expected because the crowds were smaller than anticipated.