LOS ANGELES, CA, USA Jermaine Jackson issued a statement of support today in the matter of the alleged fourth child of his recently deceased brother, pop star Michael Jackson.
In keeping with an old Jackson family tradition, the mother of 25 year old Omer Jamal Bhatti, the well known Michael Jackson impersonator, dancer and hanger-on, is Pia Bhatti, 45, a one-time dental hygienist from Norway who later served as a nurse to Jackson.
Although Jackson did not become acquainted with Omer Bhatti, who is widely known by his stage name Obee, until 1996, it is generally accepted that he was conceived during a one night stand between the now deceased pop star and the hygienist in 1984.
Since Jackson met him, OBee has been a known associate of the Jackson family and was honored with a front row seat among family members at Michael Jackson's memorial service on July 7,2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In a bizarre twist, it is widely speculated that Pia Bhatti also agreed to donate her eggs in a surrogacy agreement with Michael Jackson and is now believed to be the biological mother of Prince Michael Joseph Jackson II, also known as "Blanket".
A less widely acknowledged fact is that Pia Bhatti also donated her eggs to Nadya Suleman and is the biological mother of her octuplets.
Suleman is considering suing for custody of "Blanket" on the grounds that he is the biological brother of her children and "I guess one more child wouldn't make much of a difference at this point". It is speculated that she hopes to capitalize on her children's Jackson family ties to sweeten the deal in her quest for a reality series.
Meanwhile Obie is expected to fulfill Michael Jackson's contractual obligations to AEG.