Michael Jackson’s former doctor has alleged that the pop superstar had eyes for his godchild Harriet Lester. In his new book, This Is It, Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray, alleges that the King of Pop became infatuated with the daughter of his friend, former Oliver! star Mark Lester. An excerpt from the book posted by the Mirror reveals the object of Jackson’s affection, Harriet Lester, was just 5-years-old when Jackson’s infatuation with her began.
In addition, Murray states that Michael Jackson was so obsessed with Harriet that he wanted to marry her when she was turned 12. Harriet Lester is the second girl from the left in the picture below.
Murray’s damning book also reveals that Michael had a back-up bride in case he couldn’t marry Harriet. Jackson reportedly had an infatuation with Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who was 11-years-old at the time.
In a scathing chapter in the book, Conrad details Jackson’s bizarre obsession with the young girls.
“Michael fell in love with Harriet when she was roughly five years old. Then, by age 12, he grew to become fixated on her. He wanted me to go with him to visit her father and to discuss plans for matrimony while in London, during the This Is It concerts. He told me Harriet’s father was Mark Lester, his very close friend.”
The doctor recalled that he told Jackson that Harriet was “legally far too young for marriage in most of the world,” but that Michael was determined to “have someone review the legality and ramifications of marrying someone as young as Harriet.” Jackson also reportedly asked Dr. Murray to discuss the situation with Harriet’s father, Mark Lester.
According to the Sun, the book also reveals that Jackson was obsessed with 11-year-old child star Emma Watson. Michael had a cardboard cut-out of the Harry Potter actress in his Los Angeles rental home and that he professed his love for her to Murray.
“Michael told me he was almost as consumed with British actress Emma Watson. He had ‘fallen in love with her’ when she was in her first Harry Potter film in 2001, when she was just 11. Emma was his second choice for a bride if things did not work out with Harriet.”
In his book, Murray says that Jackson swore him to secrecy regarding his bizarre marital plans and vowed that the story would come out when the time was right. The doctor said Michael’s revelations to him were the closest they ever came to discussing pedophilia claims against the “Thriller” singer.
“This was the closest Michael ever came to answering my own unasked questions about the pedophilia allegations that had haunted him for years. I never challenged Michael. That is because I instinctively knew that when it came to very sensitive subjects, Michael could as quickly shut down, as he had been forthright. But one thing was clear: the way Michael spoke about the young girls was not an innocent crush, but an unrequited love.”
Michael Jackson died of a prescription drug overdose in 2009, when Harriet Lester and Emma Watson were both teenagers, and Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
But in another bizarre twist, Harriet’s father, Mark, later claimed that he could be the biological father of Michael Jackson’s children, Prince Michael, Paris, and Blanket. According to the Daily Mail, Lester has said there is a “good possibility” he is the father of Jackson’s kids, as he claims that he donated sperm to the music icon before his then-wife Debbie Rowe gave birth to their first child. Lester was ultimately named godfather of Michael’s three kids.
Michael Jackson with Mark Lester,Mark's wife and Rowan Atkinson.???? pic.twitter.com/2r2MM6FrhH— MJJ FAN FOREVER (@feyzatabakoglu) December 18, 2015
Michael Jackson’s family has not yet commented on Murray’s book or the allegations that the pop superstar was infatuated with the idea of a child bride. Jackson’s older brother Jermaine recently came to the late pop star’s defense after tabloid reports surfaced that large amounts of child pornography were found at the late music icon’s Neverland Ranch more than 10 years ago. The Jacksons have asked that Michael be allowed to rest in peace, but the stories just keep on coming out of the woodwork.
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