Miami man denies having DNA evidence he is Michael Jackson's son
Brandon Howard, 31, has DNA evidence, according to TMZ
MIAMI – A Miami man who claims to be Michael Jackson's son plans to reveal the DNA results online on Thursday, according to TMZ.
The website reports Brandon Howard, 31, allegedly has DNA evidence proving the deceased pop star is his father. TMZ says he used DNA from an old orthodontic device worn by Jackson to test the connection.
In reaction to the announcement that the DNA results will be made public today, Howard, who performs as B Howard, released a statement through his manager Scott Broomfield:
"To my fans, family, and friends, despite recent allegations, I did not authorize the testing of my DNA to be compared to that of the late Michael Jackson nor did I contact TMZ regarding the publication of the story.
This spring, I agreed to be a part of a documentary with FilmOn.TV and was asked to give a sample of my DNA. Even though I agreed to this I never expected it to be used in this manner.
To this day, I have never claimed to be Michael Jackson's son nor do I have any intention of pursuing the family's estate."
Howard, who is originally from Cleveland, is the son of singer Miki Howard, who was once represented by Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father.
It has long been rumored that Brandon Howard was born of an affair between Jackson and Miki Howard.
The results of the DNA test are expected to be read online.
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