Prince Jackson Reportedly Wants Post-Mortem Paternity Test After Arnold Klein's Death
Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson's former dermatologist, passed away last week. Now, Jackson's son Prince wants to know the truth behind all the rumors that Klein — not Jackson — was his biological father.
A source told Radar Online, "Prince is demanding to have a DNA test done on Arnie's body before he is buried to determine who his biological father is once and for all. Prince knows he is working against time and, although Michael will always be his father, he needs to know what his genetic makeup is."
Rumors have been swirling for years that Arnold was Prince's biological father, ever since Klein posted side-by-side photos, one of himself as a teen and one of Prince. The resemblance was striking.
Prince recently said on Twitter about the reports, "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of my womb. I was raised by my dad with my brother and sister."
In 2009, Klein addressed the rumors, saying, "I still can't answer [the paternity question] absolutely one way or another. I once donated to the sperm bank. To the best of my knowledge, I am not the father."
TMZ just reported that Klein's body remains at the L.A. coroner's office since it has not been claimed by his family. If no family member comes forward, a friend could be empowered to do so with the permission of a family member. Under this scenario, the Jacksons might be able to claim the body.