Contrary to the implication that has been drawn by members of the international press, the
L.A. County Superior Court did not reject the case of Mocienne Petit Jackson in 2010 on the
grounds of the case’s validity. Instead, the request to validate Ms Jackson’s claim using DNA
evidence from the deceased Michael Jackson was not granted due to the fact that the State
of California does not possess the jurisdiction to conduct DNA tests on the deceased. As a
result, the case has remained open indefinitely.
The Court did not rule it as being impossible, therefore, that Michael Jackson is the father of
Mocienne Petit Jackson—merely that it is impossible to determine through legal means.
Ms Jackson filed documents to the probate court in July 2010 in order to validate the fact
that the late pop star Michael Jackson is indeed her father and thus to claim an inheritance.
She asserts that the stories which had been published in late-2010 in light of the case have
had a damaging effect on her reputation and on her business operations, and she expresses
her belief that some measure of responsibility ought to be taken for the detrimental effects
that being in the media spotlight can have on one’s repute. Ms Jackson also points out that
the role of social media runs in a similar vein—alleging that it was used as a means to
verbally harass her in relation to the court case, as well as to spread misinformation more
Ms Jackson believes that such misinformation has poorly informed the public both about her
relationship to Michael Jackson, and about her motives for having taken the matter to court.
Her autobiographical series, Thriller, documents her life and gives her assessment on the
state of affairs.