TAKING THE prize for the weirdest court papers of the month (if not year), a woman who claims to be the mother of
's 6-year-old son is suing for partial custody and child support.
The child in question's government name is Prince Michael Jackson II, but is referred to in court documents as "Blanket Jackson"; nicknames are a necessity when you name your two sons Prince Michael Jackson I and Prince Michael Jackson II.
Jackson has stated that Blanket is the product of artificial insemination with a surrogate mother.
There are a few things in the court documents that make you think the petitioner may not be all there. The surreality enumerated:
1. The woman's name is given on the documents as Billie Jean Jackson. OK, could be a really weird coincidence, but:
2. The woman is asking for ONE BILLION DOLLARS. The sum is actually capitalized in the court documents. SatTatt realizes that this is just how they do things in court documents, but all she can think of is Dr. Evil.
3. This quote: "NOW THEREFORE, the Petitioner, BILLIE JEAN JACKSON, files this Complaint because she always is arrested at the home of her Husband, MICHAEL J. JACKSON." Uh, wait, what?
Looking into it a bit more, SatTatt noted that police in Santa Barbara, Calif., in March arrested a woman going by the name of Billie Jean Jackson for attempting to scale the fence at Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The woman, who at the time was an apparently spry 60 years old, had been turned away by the guards after she demanded to be let in, as she was Jackson's wife.
After being turned away, Billie Jean then went a few yards down the road and tried to climb the fence in full view of the same guards, who told police that it wasn't the first time they'd had problems with the woman.
It is uncertain whether this is the same Billie Jean Jackson, aka Lavon Powlis or Lavon Muhammad, who filed a $150 million paternity suit against Jackson in 1988 and who was sent to jail for two years in 1989 for violating a restraining order to stay 100 yards away from Jackson's home.
In addition to ONE BILLION DOLLARS, Billie Jean is asking for visits with Blanket on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as a say in his education. SatTatt doesn't like to be a Negative Nancy, but this lawsuit may not be successful.
SatTatt trivia: The video for "Billie Jean" was the first by a black artist to play on MTV, and was the debut of the moonwalk. Jackson has said in interviews that there is no real Billie Jean who inspired the song; the name represents all the groupies who used to hang around his brothers in the Jackson 5.
Paris Hilton's home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., was burglarized yesterday. Police say a man wearing a hoodie and gloves broke in around 5 a.m. and ransacked the heiress's bedroom. L.A. police will not confirm what, if anything, was stolen.*