…and the saga takes a whole new dimension. I still think he looks like a younger Michael.
BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014, 12:24 PM
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B Howard has denied involvement with a stunt that claimed Michael Jackson was his biological father.
The kid is not his son.
The DNA result that allegedly proved the King of Pop fathered a 31-year-old singer named Brandon Howard was a pathetic fake ripped straight from the Internet, TMZ reported Friday.
Even the logo from the purported DNA lab that produced the results was false — taken from the DNA testing lab in “Terminator Salvation,” the site said.
The expose of the flimsy fakes came after Alki David — who runs FilmOn.com — held a press conference Thursday to announce he had proof Michael Jackson was the biological dad of Brandon Howard.
David said the DNA tests showed there was a 99.9999% probability that Howard was sired by Jackson.
Howard, the son of a gospel singer who was a close friend of Jackson’s, has denied any involvement with David’s stunt. Howard didn’t appear at Thursday’s press conference to unveil the results.
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CEO of FilmOn.com Alki David claimed he had DNA proof that Michael Jackson was B Howard’s father.
David, 45, is the heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company and digital media entrepreneur whose companies include FilmOn.TV Networks, Channel 3 Dish Networks and more.
According to TMZ, David claims he bought an old dental impression used by Michael Jackson. It was auctioned off by the Beverly Hills dentist who used to treat the pop star, David said.
He sent DNA from the impression and a sample obtained from Howard to a mysterious lab in Ireland for paternity tests, he claimed.
According to him, there’s no doubt B Howard is Jackson’s progeny.
But when TMZ got a copy of the so-called DNA results, the story started to unravel.
There’s no genetic testing lab in Ireland called “DNA Lab,” the company name on the results, TMZ said.
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The claim by FilmOn.com’s Alki David that Michael Jackson fathered B Howard appears to be false.
And the logo was quickly identified as a fictitious creation straight from the movies.
Even the DNA results themselves can be found online, TMZ reported.
“A simple Google image search of ‘DNA result’ turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got,” TMZ wrote on its website Friday.
Jackson, one of the most successful American performing artists of all time, died June 25, 2009, in his California home. He was killed by a fatal dose of two powerful drugs — propofol and benzodiazepine — that he took to get to sleep.
He had three children believed to have been delivered from surrogate mothers: Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
B Howard, who sounds and looks eerily akin to Jackson, came forward after the singer’s 2009 death and said the superstar was his dad.
Attempts to contact David and FilmOn were not immediately successful.