A 24-year-old man that has came forward this week claiming to be a long lost love child of Michael Jackson isn't motivated by money, his attorney said.
The alleged son's name? Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson.
"Malachi has been told his entire life that he is Michael Jackson's son. His primary goal is to have closure on whether or not Michael was his father, and he wants a DNA test to prove it. Malachi's motivation isn't money," LaRue Grim said.
Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson, who goes by Malachi (helpful to keep him separate from the other Prince Michaels), turns 25 in September, and he is currently enrolled in "a special needs college at an undisclosed location."
Wonder how Omer Bhatti feels about Malachi stealing his love child thunder.
Michael Jackson at the peak of his career in the 1980s, when he may or may not have fathered one or more love children, according to various celebrity news reports.
Grim says Malachi's mother, Zerline Lavette Dixon, had trouble with drugs so Malachi's grandmother raised him. But, you know who his long-lost dad is.
"Malachi looks exactly like Michael Jackson," Grim added.
"I'm seeking a DNA test and I'm very concerned that it be reliable and that no one slips in DNA from a stranger. Malachi never met Michael ... from what I understand Michael Jackson was very private about his personal life."
When asked about the alleged relationship between Zerline and Michael, Grim replied: "I don't know about that now. I'm gathering that information."
It is Grim's understanding that back in the 1980s Zerline was a fashion designer and had a fashion line under the company name of Michael Jackson.
"Michael seemed to be a very smart businessman. I don't think he would have let anybody run a company with his name on it without his approval."
Not sure we're supposed to believe MJ fathered these secret kids at the same time it's rumored he's not the biological father of the kids he raised (Mark Lester and/or Dr. Arnold Klein may have done the honors), but it's good gossip.