Radar Online has a new interview with a guy who was the live-in lover of Michael Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, for four months in 2006. They were dating for about a year before they moved in together, and met on a gay men’s website that has “Bear” in the title.
Yesterday Dr. Klein’s ex told Radar that Klein gave him about three prescriptions for Codeine to help him cope with pain in his back. He said that Klein had the prescriptions filled in his own name, not his name, and that it seemed suspicious. The guy insinuated that if Klein was so willing to give him a prescription for an opiate and to try to hide it that he would most likely do the same for his old friend Michael Jackson.
Today Radar has posted an interview in which the guy says that Klein told him he’s the father of Michael Jackson’s three children. Supposedly the mother of the two older children, Debbie Rowe didn’t know that Klein was the sperm donor until about a year before the divorce in late 1999. At that point, Prince Michael was two and Paris was just a few months old. Further complicating this story is the fact that Rowe used to work as a nurse in Klein’s office.
In a bombshell new interview, Paul Gohranson, a former live-in masseur and lover of Dr. Arnold Klein, tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that Klein told him as far as he knew, he was the father of all three of Michael’s children – including the youngest, Blanket.
In our explosive interview, Gohranson also says that Debbie Rowe — Michael Jackson’s former wife who gave birth to two of Jackson’s children – at first did not know that Klein was the sperm donor. Rowe had worked with Klein as his nursing assistant while he was treating Jackson for his severe acne.
Gohranson says: “According to Arnold (Klein), they (Jackson and Rowe) had come to a business agreement, marriage was supposed to be the cover to have the children. As far as what I understand was that Debbie was to not know who the sperm donor was, she was supposed to be led on that Michael donated the sperm because apparently, he hadn’t shared with her that he couldn’t have kids.”
Gohranson reveals Rowe found out it wasn’t Michael’s sperm about a year prior to the couple’s divorce. He says he does not know who told Debbie the truth.
Gohranson says: “Arnold (Klein) said they (Jackson and Rowe) were very happy together…. It was basically a vocal contract between the two and he would get the kids… When Michael Jackson exercised his part to get out of the marriage she either wanted to stay in the marriage or he was going to have to pay her a good hunk of money to keep his secret.”
Gohranson says Rowe didn’t tell Jackson that she knew he wasn’t the biological father of the kids until “it looked like the free ride was over.”
While Rowe did give birth to Jackson’s two oldest children, the biological mother of Blanket remains a mystery.
[From Radar Online]
Can we believe this guy or is he just trying to cash in on this high profile story with allegations? Dr. Klein’s statements on the issue of paternity have been strange to say the least. He told Diane Sawyer that “All I can tell you is to the best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children.” In his next interview, on Larry King, he clarified that statement, admitting that he had donated sperm “once, to a sperm bank,” but saying that he “absolutely [did] not” donate sperm to Michael Jackson.
In that Larry King interview, Klein also said he was willing to take a DNA test and that “If I was the parent, I would spend every moment of the day with the children.” He praised them repeatedly, saying “These are the brightest children I’ve ever met, the best behaved children I’ve ever met.”
A sperm donor doesn’t have rights to his children in most cases, unless there is some sort of written agreement. The law is still being worked out in these cases, and given the custody issues, and the fact that there’s a lot of money at stake in child support, the paternity of his children is likely to come up. The fact that Jackson didn’t adopt any of his children, which presumably aren’t biologically his, might come up as an issue. TMZ claims that the two older kids aren’t even biologically Debbie Rowe’s, and that they were conceived with someone else’s eggs.
These kids didn’t ask for any of this, and they just lost the father who loved and cared for them. Let’s hope that their grandmother and/or aunts can take care of them far away from the many people who would use them for money in any way.