Is Omer Bhatti actually Michael Jackson’s “secret son”? According to Joe Jackson, Omer Bhatti is Michael Jackson’s son. According to sources at the Daily Mirror, Omer Bhatti has stated that he is not Michael Jackson’s son, but was an “honorary” son of the pop star. There is also a third possibility: The truth. Sources are secondary and are not definitive if not coming directly from the actual person in question. In this case, Michael Jackson and Omer Bhatti are the primary sources, and, the truth is, both of them may not have truly known…
It comes down to who you want to believe and who has the most credibility.
Joe Jackson told TV One in an interview that he knew that Michael Jackson had another child. When asked about Omer Bhatti and his being seated in the front row with the Jackson family, between Joe Jackson and the other siblings, the elder Jackson put on a sly smile and began talking in circles, saying that Omer Bhatti looked like a Jackson, he acted like a Jackson, he danced like a Jackson. However, Joe Jackson never directly came right out and said that Omer Bhatti was Michael Jackson’s son (thus, no doubt giving himself an “out” if and when the paternity DNA tests are concluded and they turn up negative).
Sources told the Mirror that Omer Bhatti told them that he met Michael Jackson when he was 12 years old in Tunisia, that Michael Jackson was so taken with him, he asked that he and his family come live with him at Neverland Ranch, which they did for 8 years. He said that Michael Jackson was his best friend, but he was not his father. He also told a friend that he was asked to sit up front with the family because he was Michael Jackson’s “best friend,” not because he was his son.
So what is Joe Jackson talking about? Does he know something he isn’t telling? Are the friends and sources being quoted by the Mirror simply fabrications produced by the newspaper or lies of actual people that know Omer Bhatti?
Or is Joe Jackson simply talking just to get his face on television, keeping the mystery alive to milk the moment? Could Omer Bhatti’s friends be right?
None of the sources have any true credibility.
Could they all be correct in what they know to be true? Although people are not above lying to promote themselves, Joe Jackson and the Mirror’s sources could all be telling the truth. Joe Jackson might think he knows that Omer Bhatti is Michael Jackson’s “secret son.” The sources for the Mirror might be regurgitating information that they have heard Omer Bhatti say.
Could they all be lying, simply talking just to hear themselves?
But a paternity test would establish parentage and quell the speculation forever. And Omer Bhatti is reportedly currently waiting on the results of a paternity test.