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Taj revealed this dark secret in order to defend his deceased uncle against choreographer Wade Robson's 2013 lawsuit, which claimed the King of Pop molested Robson repeatedly between the ages of 7 to 14.
While numerous people have claimed to be Michael's love child in the past, only one of them has any kind of legitimate proof: Brandon Howard.
To start, there's a strong resemblance between Michael and Howard, in both looks and actions, but those aren't the only similarities.
According to documents obtained by , Howard's DNA came up as a 99.9 percent match with Michael's—though you may have to take that with a grain of salt since Michael's DNA allegedly came from a 30-year-old dental impression purchased at an auction.
This wasn't a big surprise to most—it was well-known the two had a long friendship and working relationship, and they obviously shared a love for Michael.
Howard's mother, Miki Howard, knew Michael in the early 1980s.
Back then, she supposedly went by the name Billy, as in—you guessed it—"Billie Jean." To his credit, Howard did his best to distance himself from all the drama of the Jackson family.
But still, this sheds light on an age-old mystery behind one of the King of Pop's greatest songs and its legendary lyric: "She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son." It's no secret that Jackson family patriarch Joseph was a strict father to his kids (he admitted to using a belt strap to discipline them in an awkward interview with Oprah), but the true extent of his abusive behavior wasn't revealed until Michael's friend, Jason Pfeiffer, came forward with gory details.
Speaking to Pfeiffer said Michael would break down in tears when discussing his childhood and the beatings he endured.
Over the years, the press focused most of its attention on the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and essentially ignored the rest of the Jackson family.