Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that a young man staying at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch named Omer Bhatti has been with the singer on and off for the last eight years, and despite the King of Pop’s claims, isn’t his biological son. Jackson has told several of his closest associates that he is the boy’s father, and that Omer’s mother is a Norwegian fan with whom Jackson had a one-night-stand around 1987. One Jackson insider, who was with the singer when he met Bhatti, revealed: “I met the mother and the boy with Michael. We were afraid she was stalking him in the hotel lobby. But then we met her, and the boy did his imitation of Michael.” Read more.
MSNBC Coverage Of Michael Jackson Court Appearance
September 21, 2004 – Pointed questions for the mother of the boy who accused Michael of molestation, as the second of a two-day hearing got underway Friday, reports NBC’s Mark Mullen. Watch MSNBC’s report of the singer leaving the courthouse, the statement from his attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. saying Jackson “is innocent and will be vindicated”, and comments from Jackson friend Stacy Brown at MSNBC.MSN.com.
Michael’s The Most Popular Name For Boys
September 21, 2004 – Conan O’Brien joked about Michael Jackson during his Late Night monologue on Thursday night. Conan said, “According to a new survey, this year, the most popular name for boys is ‘Michael.’ Yeah. [Scattered applause] Coincidently, the most popular name for people being sued by boys is also ‘Michael’.”
Jackson Hurts His Case
September 21, 2004 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “The ‘Today Show’ did a feature on how age is a a state of mind. They always do this when you get old. They tell you it’s a state of mind. And you should make up your own rules about age. Like they said, 50 is the new 30. That’s what they say. Don’t confuse it with Michael Jackson’s 12 is the new 21, that’s not the same. [Laughter] Oh, and Michael Jackson was in court today facing the mother of the boy he’s accused of molesting. He faced the mother. I don’t think he helped his case any when he said, ‘Now which one was your kid?'”