Is Miki Howard the real Billie Jean? The 53-year-old singer, actress and mother of Brandon Howard is rumored to be Michael Jackson's secret baby mama.
Organizers of a DNA test claimed on Thursday to have proven that Michael Jackson is the biological father of the younger Howard, a singer born in 1981.
Howard has long been rumored to be the child Jackson referenced in the 1982 hit single “Billie Jean” with the famous line: “The kid is not my son.”
Mother Miki Howard, was repped by Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson in the 1980s and appeared in the 1993 movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson.
Brandon does not have a birth certificate, but the genetic mystery reached its bizarre apex on Thursday at a press conference in Beverly Hills.
Organized by shipping heir Alki David and streamed live on his FilmOn (dot) com website, the alleged proof of the late King of Pop's paternity was revealed.
Brandon Howard wasn’t present for the hyped announcement but confirmed in a Facebook post that he gave a DNA sample for the test to be conducted.
Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon, revealed the results, and claimed he obtained a sample of Michael Jackson’s DNA from a dental device.
He purchased the device at auction, he said, and pulled a piece of paper from an envelope saying the test pegged a parental match at “99.9 percent.”
“I think we have the proof,” Goodman declared ... but is it, really?
Despite Goodman’s claim, the paperwork did not include names of test subjects or the name of a lab, but he said such tests are typically done anonymously.
Other information was redacted as a security safeguard, he said.
“I’m sure that there will be doubters and there will be haters and there will be those who create, build a controversy, but it is what it is,” David said.
Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman didn’t agree.
“It sounds like a fraud to me,” Weitzman said later.
Brandon Howard has admitted Michael is a big inspiration for his work, but he claimed Thursday he had nothing to do with David’s press conference.
“I’ve never self-proclaimed to be Michael Jackson’s son,” he said in a Facebook video. “I’m definitely not suing the estate. I’m taken care of very well."
"And also, I make my own cash, OK?”
Stranger still, a source close to the famous family has professed that it was Joe Jackson, the King of Pop’s pop, who is the actual father of Miki's baby.
“I’ve been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe’s son,” the source said, adding that the family "just doesn't buy" claims that Michael knocked her up.
Confusing the issue more (if that's possible)?
Singer Augie Johnson has declared publicly that he's B. Howard’s actual biological father, according to a report in the International Business Times.
Augie, 65, was a backup singer on Michael Jackson’s 1979 album, Off The Wall, the first of his four monstrously successful solo albums post-Jackson Five.
So, now you know ... very little for sure.
UPDATE: You're absolutely not going to believe this, but a closer review of the so-called evidence reveals that the Brandon Howard DNA test is bogus.