Beverly Hills dental surgeon Dr. Joseph Goodman claimed Thursday to have proven that Michael Jackson is the biological father of singer Brandon Howard, according to DNA harvested by a dental device.
Howard, who was born in 1981, has long been rumored to be the child that Jackson referenced in “Billie Jean” with the line: “The kid is not my son.”
The Jackson family has been aware of similar allegations, though none of its members have bought into the idea.
“I’ve been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe’s son,” a source close the family said.
Instead, the anonymous source suggested that Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s own father, is the father of Howard.
Some doubt the evidence presented by Goodman, noting that the alleged DNA test does not include the names of the test subjects or the testing lab. In his defense, Goodman argued that other information was removed for security purposes.