As the wrongful death trial begins against concert promoter AEG Live, Jackson matriarch, Katherine, has reportedly been inquiring about surrogate Mother Debbie Rowe‘s impending testimony, which she reportedly fears will not only expose late-pop star Michael Jackson as NOT being the biological Father of his three kids but also hurt their case against AEG, according to TMZ.
Katherine’s lawyers are said to be attempting to question Rowe, who is listed as a witness for Michael’s mother and AEG, about what she intends to say on trial.
Because if Rowe is asked about the actual paternity of Prince, 16 (pictured below far right); Paris, 14 (pictured middle); and Blanket, 11 (pictured), she could reportedly expose the kids’ parentage to the public.
But that’s not all.
According to the entertainment site, with this information, AEG may try to prove that the kids, who are listed as plaintiffs in the case, don’t have “any legal ties” to Michael, which would stop them from potentially benefiting from the $40 billion suit against AEG.
While TMZ has asserted that both Michael and Rowe aren’t the biological parents of Prince, Paris, and Blanket, the Jackson family have always maintained that Michael was the biological Father, with Brother Tito telling the Daily Mirror back in 2009:
“Paris and Prince are Michael’s children. Yes they are. Just because they look White doesn’t mean they are not his.
“I have an uncle who is married to a White girl, and they have three kids. Two of them are White and one is Black.
“When they go to school people don’t even know they are brother and sister.
“They are all Michael’s children. Prince looks just like my grandfather. There’s no question they are Michael’s. They are 100 percent his.”
In order to avoid this information coming to light, Katherine has reportedly filed a number of legal documents that would effectively exclude any paternity information from coming out during the trial.
The judge is yet to rule on this motion.
Meanwhile, Katherine is suing AEG Live for being negligent in hiring the disgraced Dr. Conrad Murray for her son’s care. To Katherine and her legal team, the promotion company should have been aware of the fact that Murray was not board-certified and was deeply in debt.
In November 2011, Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the anesthetic propofol that killed Michael in 2009.