Michael Jackson's new court battle
Mar 29, 2007, 11:10 GMT
Michael Jackson - New York, NY © Wild1 / Photorazzi
A British woman claiming to be the mother of Michael Jackson's three children has filed legal papers requesting visitation rights and child support.
Nona Paris Lola Jackson filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (27.03.07) asking for the payments and shared physical custody allowing her and Michael to spend several hours a day with the children together.
Nona - who is adamant she is the biological mother of ten-year-old Prince Michael, nine-year-old Paris and five-year-old Prince Michael II, who is known as 'Blanket' - even submitted a schedule demonstrating how easy it would be to make the arrangement work.
Her proposals would still give the 'Thriller' singer full legal custody.
Michael's ex-wife Deborah Rowe is named on the birth certificate as the mother of both Prince Michael and Paris, while the identity of Prince Michael II's mother is a mystery.
Nona said: "Debbie's hospital records will prove that my kids are not hers because of DNA.
"I gave birth through the means of water birth because I am technically an herbalist."
Nona insists Michael's marriage to Deborah was never consummated and therefore she cannot be the mother of his children.
The court has already thrown out Nona's two previous custody attempts.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider refused last month to hear her motion, stating that Nona had failed to properly notify Michael and Debbie of her intentions and that, even if she had followed procedure, she had "failed to submit any credible evidence she gave birth to the minor children".
Nona is also requesting she is given the singer's Neverland Ranch and one of his other homes.
Michael's representative Raymone Bain has called her actions "ludicrous".
Court hearings on her motion have been scheduled for May 2 and May 30.
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