MICHAEL Jackson “snatched” his newborn daughter Paris away from her mum in hospital while the placenta was still attached.
The pop star secreted Paris away to his infamous Neverland Ranch immediately after his second wife Debbie Rowe gave birth in 1998.
Paris was born just 14 months after Jackson’s first child, Prince Michael, who was born in February 1997.
Speaking to Martin Bashir in the 2003 ITV documentary Living With Michael Jackson, the Thriller singer described Paris’ birth.
He said: “It was just magic. She came out the wrong way — her face was facing the wrong way.
“She was being kind of choked by the umbilical cord, so I was kind of worried, and it took her longer.
“I was so anxious to get her home that at the cutting [of] the cord — I hate to say this — I snatched her and just went home with all the placenta all over her.”
A shocked Bashir asked him: “You’re kidding?”
But Jackson replies: “I’m not kidding. Got her in a towel and ran.
“They said it was fine, they said: ‘Everything’s OK with that’.”
I snatched her and just went home with all the placenta all over her.
Debbie was then left to recover in the hospital after Michael took their daughter home.
Michael Jackson met his second wife Debbie Rowe when she was working as a nurse in his doctor’s office.
He had originally married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, in 1994.
But Presley filed for divorce in 1996 citing “irreconcilable differences”.
In Leaving Neverland, the new documentary in which Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck accuse Jackson of having sexually abused them as young boys, Safechuck suggested the marriage was a sham.
He said: “I remember Michael saying to me that he’s going to have to have these public relationships with women, so that people don’t think anything.
“He would always say that he’d have to go get married at some point, but that it wouldn’t mean anything.”
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In 2009, British actor Mark Lester — who is Paris Jackson’s godfather — claimed he donated sperm to Michael in 1996 and that he could be Paris’ biological father.
Shortly after Michael’s death, Lester said: “I gave Michael my sperm so that he could have kids – and I believe Paris is my daughter.”
Paris Jackson, 20, now works as an actress and model.
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