Michael Jackson sued over son’s custody

December 20th, 2008 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 19 (IANS) Pop legend Michael Jackson has been slapped with a $1 billion (668 million pound) lawsuit by a woman called Billie Jean Jackson, who claims she is the mother of his son and wants his custody.In a suit filed in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jean Jackson alleges she is the mother of the singer’s son Prince Michael Jackson II, nicknamed Blanket.

According to contactmusic.com, the woman demands a support payment, as well as joint legal and physical custody of the six-year-old. She has also requested visits with the boy on Fridays and weekends in addition to participation in his education.

Jackson refused to identify the woman after Blanket was born in 2002 but has previously said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate.

The singer has faced similar lawsuits in the past. In 2006 and 2007, a woman unsuccessfully sued him for paternity payments, claiming she helped him reproduce.

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