Michael Jackson's Alleged Lovechild Sat in Front Row at Memorial - With the Family
Omer Bhatti, who is believed to be Michael Jackson's son, sat in the front row at the public memorial, fueling claims that he is, in fact, part of the family.
If you look at photos of Omar, now 25, he bears a strong resemblance to Prince Michael II aka "Blanket", Michael's youngest child, who was - allegedly - conceived by a unknown surrogate with donated sperm. So, is Omar's biological parents also Blanket's parents? Interesting.
Recently reports say Omar is seeking a paternity test.
But the story gets stranger. Michael apparently told his close friends several years ago that he fathered Omer after a one-night stand with a Norwegian fan in 1984.
According to the Sun newspaper:
Wannabe star Omer lived at Jacko's Neverland mansion for several years and mixed with the other Jacksons as if he was one of the family.
A revealing video shows long-haired Omer, then about 14, unwrapping Christmas presents with Michael at Neverland.
He plays with an infant, believed to be one Jacko's other kids, as if they were siblings.
In 2003, Omer was snapped at Jacko's birthday celebration and rode in a limo with the Thriller singer. Omer was even in Neverland when cops investigating child abuse allegations swooped in 2003.
He said last year: "It was totally sick. It was the whole squad from Santa Barbara Police Department.
"We didn't know why they were there. Michael was not at home."
After Omer was born, Jacko sent two employees to Oslo to help his mum raise him.
He and Omer are reported to have first met in 1996. Omer, then 12, impressed the dance legend with his own dance moves after waiting for him at a hotel in in Tunisia.
It is thought Omer's family sold their house in Holmlia, Oslo, and moved to Neverland in 1997.
Omer's mother Pia worked as Blanket's nanny, while his father Riz worked as a chauffeur.
Plus, in 2001, Michael dedicated his last studio album Invincible to Benjamin Hermansen, one of Omer's bestfriends who was killed by neo-Nazis.
Riz confirmed that he was in the row.
"Yeah, yeah, I know because I was watching. I told my wife, 'Just wait until the press see this. It's not a small thing'."
After hearing of Michael's death, Pia, said: "He was the King of Pop. But for us he was so much more."