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31-year-old singer Brandon Howard has announced that according to DNA test results, he is the son of “Thriller” singer Michael Jackson.
According to The New York Daily News, the organizers of an off-the-wall DNA test said on March 6 that it has been proved that Michael Jackson is the biological father of Brandon Howard.
Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon, released the results of the test and said that he had a sample of Jackson’s DNA from a device that Jackson used. Goodman said he purchased the dental piece at an auction and the match was “99.9 percent.”
BET said that Howard’s mother, Miki Howard, was a singer who toured with Jackson and was represented by his father, Joe Jackson. However, Augie Johnson, who was a back-up singer for Jackson on his Off the Wall album, claims that he is the father of Howard.
"I know Brandon’s my son — I was there in the delivery room, I have the pictures of him being born. I got the records, I got everything," Johnson said.
The paperwork from the DNA test results were passed around after the results were revealed but did not list the names of the people who were tested. The lawyer of the Jackson estate begs to differ.
“It sounds like a fraud to me,” Howard Weitzman told the Daily News later Thursday. “I’ve never heard of the man. He’s never made any claims with the estate or with any recognized tribunal that I’m aware of.”