She looks nothing like them, but Nona Paris Lola Jackson claims to be the real mother of Michael's kids. On her blog, the London-based Nona Paris Lola claims that her name is "Princess Zaynab bint Fahd bin Khalid al-Saud" and her father "is popularly known as Satan the Devil." Wednesday, she filed a 93-page court document in Los Angeles County Superior Court. All of her previous court claims regarding Michael's children have been denied.
Though she was initially "too devastated" to talk to the press about Michael's passing, Dame Elizabeth Taylor released a statement the day after his death mourning the loss of her friend, who she supported through his child molestation trials and tribulations. "My heart ... my mind ... are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him. We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together," she said. "He will live in my heart forever but it's not enough. My life feels so empty."
The Reverend Al Sharpton rushed to praise Michael following his death. June 30, at a public memorial service celebrating Michael's life and music at Harlem's Apollo Theater, Sharpton told fans, "Michael made young men and women all over the world imitate us." He later attempted to imitate the man who made the moonwalk famous by getting down on the dance floor.
Like Sharpton, Jesse Jackson raced to comment on Michael and the Jackson family after his passing. June 27, he told media outlets that "the family has questions" regarding the circumstances of Michael's death and wanted a second autopsy. Jesse Jackson may be in the running to lead Michael's funeral. He's presided over the funerals of famous black figures including the jazz great Miles Davis and the slain family of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.
Frank Cascio was a friend of Michael's for 25 years and also an unindicted co-conspirator in his 2005 trial. He released a statement to ABCNews.com July 2: "To me, Michael was more than a superstar entertainer: he was a brother, a father figure and probably the most loving person I have ever met," Cascio said. "With all that has been written and said about Michael, what has been missing are his countless acts of anonymous kindness that I witnessed to those in the most desperate situations. ... Michael, we love you. You are the true Peter Pan."