As if things weren't bad enough for Michael Jackson's kids right now, the King of Pop's ex-wife has apparently claimed he was not their biological father.
Debbie Rowe is reported as saying she was artificially inseminated by an anonymous donor to produce two children, Prince, 12, and Paris, 11, and that her marriage to Jacko was a sham.
She also said that she does not want custody of the kids, saying she is "no good" as a mother. Do you think?
Jackson, who was 50, died on the 25th of June after heart failure.
He may have been one of the oddest fathers you could wish for, but I'm sure his kids don't need to hear this from their mother at the moment. Even if she is only saying what many of us suspected.
Although the interview is now being disputed, she is reported in the News of the World as saying she was treated like "a thoroughbred mare" during her pregnancy:
"I was just the vessel. It wasn't Michael's sperm. I got paid for it, and I've moved on. I know I will never see my children again," she said.
She was never "cut out to be a mother," she says. "I was no good. I don't want these children in my life," says Rowe, who now lives on a ranch in California, where she raises horses. "My children are my animals now." Nice.
Prince and Paris, and half-brother Prince Michael II are reportedly living with their paternal grandmother, 79-year-old Katherine Jackson, who was granted temporary custody this week.
Prince II, seven, was born to a surrogate mum whose identity is not known.
The children's guardianship remains uncertain and their could be a long court battle to decide who they live with long-term. In this interview, Rowe says the children will definitely not be living with her.
However, Rowe's attorney, Marta Almli told RadarOnline.com that the interview never took place and the article was a "complete fabrication".
In other tabloids it has been claimed she is likely to fight for custody.
If Rowe was treated as she says she was, you have to feel a certain amount of sympathy for her.
Although she did reportedly relinquish her parental rights in exchange for a $8.4 million payout over nine years.
What do you think? Does Debbie Rowe deserve to say her piece or should she keep quiet for the sake of the kids?
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