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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 July, 2004, 08:02 GMT 09:02 UK
Jackson denies quadruplets story
Michael Jackson
Mr Jackson has three children, two by his former wife Debbie Rowe
Pop star Michael Jackson has denied magazine and newspaper reports that he is to father quadruplets.

US Weekly magazine reported that a surrogate mother in Florida was pregnant with the star's four babies.

The Sun later quoted a US journalist who said the woman was a fan who initially wrote a letter of support to Jackson as he faced child sex claims.

Mr Jackson, 45, who has three children said in a statement he "denied the validity of this report".

Criticised

His publicist Raymone Bain denied the singer was to be the father of any children born through a surrogate mother arrangement.

"This is not true. None of this is true," she said on Tuesday.

The 45-year-old singer already has son Prince Michael I, seven, and daughter Paris Michael, six, by his former wife, Debbie Rowe, and son Prince Michael II.

The singer was criticised after displaying the infant Prince Michael II to fans by dangling him precariously from the balcony of a Berlin hotel in November 2002.

Mr Jackson is due to face trial in California on 13 September on 10 child molestation charges, including a charge of conspiracy to abduct a child. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.




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