WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Former Protege Telling Michael Jackson's Kids 'I'm Your Father'

Mar. 15 2010, Published 4:05 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson’s former protégé, Omar Bhatti, has been living with the Jackson family and telling Michael’s three children that he’s their father, has learned exclusively.

Bhatti, a 25-year-old Norwegian rapper, was rumored to be Michael’s son and showed up on the Jackson scene in 1996.

Sources tell exclusively that Bhatti has even told Jackson’s children, “Call me Michael” and introduces himself as Michael.

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It’s a shocking rare behind-the-scenes look at what is really happening at the Hayvenhurst compound where Jackson’s children live with their grandmother Katherine and as many as 14 others at any given time. California’s Department of Children and Family Services has visited the home several times recently and has an open investigation into the situation.

“Omar has even told the children he has changed his name from Omar Jamal Bhatti to Omar Michael Bhatti,” a source with extensive knowledge of the situation told

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“He has infiltrated the Jackson family in a way that many find to be disturbing and detrimental to the children,” the source added.

At various times Bhatti has told Blanket, Paris and Prince that he is their father, that their father sent him to take care of him and that he is a real Jackson.

Some see him as a 25-year-old man exploiting the raw emotions and confused mental state of Michael’s children.

He is also living off the Jacksons’ money.

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As a child he dressed identical to Michael, who seemed to revel in the confusion and controversy Omar’s appearance generated. Michael even told some people that Omar was his son.

But others say that since Michael’s death, Omar has latched on to the family and is manipulating Michael’s children constantly.

“Prince has been particularly vulnerable to Omar and his claims,” the source said. “He’s starting to believe Omar’s claims that Michael is his father.”



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