Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson, the twenty four- year old man that came forward Monday claiming to be Michael Jackson‘s son, isn’t motivated by money, his attorney LeRue Grim tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“Malachi has been told his entire life that he is Michael Jackson’s son. His primary goal is to have closure on whether or not Michael was his father, and he wants a DNA test to prove it. Malachi’s primary motivation isn’t money,” Grim said.
Malachi, who turn twenty-five in September, is currently enrolled in what Grim calls “a special needs college at an undisclosed location.” Grim says that Malachi’s mother, Zerline Lavette Dixon had trouble with drugs so Malachi’s grandmother raised him.
“Malachi looks exactly like Michael Jackson,” Grim added. “I’m seeking a DNA test and I’m very concerned that it be reliable and that no one slips in DNA from a stranger. Malachi never met Michael, from what I understand Michael was very private about his personal life.”
When asked about the alleged relationship between Zerline and Michael, Grim replied: “I don’t know about that. I’m gathering that information.”
It’s Grim’s understanding that back in the eighties Zerline was a fashion designer and had a fashion line under the company name of Michael Jackson.
“Michael seemed to be a very smart businessman, and I don’t think he would have just let anybody run a company with his name on it without his permission or approval.”