Update: The tests on Brandon Howard's parentage are in and — here's a shocker— the DNA results are total bogus.
First, TMZ reported yesterday that Alki David from FilmOn.com's claimed he had results proving there was a "99.99999%" that B Howard was the legitimate son of Michael Jackson.
Then, TMZ did a little digging of their own and found out A) the testing facility where the DNA tests were sent, a "DNA Lab" in Ireland, did not exist B) the "results" were published in a generic and easily stealable data table that anyone can find on the Internet and C) the "DNA Lab" logo was pulled directly from a Google image search of the words "DNA Logo."
Oh, and TMZ also noted that a reverse image search of the logo produced a bunch of results for the 2009 flick "Terminator Salvation." Ha.
Surprised? Neither are we.
(Originally published: 03/06/2014) An interesting news item made its way across Scene desks this morning: A Cleveland native is claiming to be Michael Jackson's long lost son and, apparently, he going public with proof tomorrow.
TMZ reports that 31-year-old Brandon Howard, who grew up in Cleveland but now resides in Miami, believes he is the son of Miki Howard and pop legend Michael Jackson.
Sources say Brandon's mother and MJ met back in the early 1980s and— bada bing bada boom— a baby Jackson was born.
As for why B Howard is so sure he's MJ's son ... our sources say he somehow acquired DNA from an old orthodontic device worn by Michael ... it's unclear how he got hold of it, but we're told the test results show a match.
The results will be unveiled Thursday on FilmOn.com.
Oh yeah ... once the DNA results are revealed, he plans to go after the MJ Estate for money.
Estate lawyer Howard Weitzman tells TMZ, "We've never even heard from him," adding, "Any deadline for claiming to be Michael's child has long since passed."
Tune in tomorrow for updates, until then, here's a video of B Howard where you can determine for yourselves if he looks or sounds like the King of Pop.