The media report that the once famous former child star, Mark Lester (now and osteopath), is claiming that he is the biological father of the late Michael Jackson's daughter Paris.
Lester, who once played Oliver Twist in "Oliver!", claims that he donated sperm for Jackson as a gift in 1996.
Lester claims that his own daughter, Harriet, looks similar to Paris.
Why does he need to use the media to stake a claim over paternity?