07:13 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 06/26/2013 12:55PM
Watching from afar in the U.K., Paris Jackson's godfather says he believes she's "doing okay" following her suicide attempt earlier this month – but that he'd love to console her in person.
"Michael made me their godfather, and as a godfather, I do have a responsibility," Mark Lester, the former child star who played the title role in the 1968 film Oliver!, tells British TV show Lorraine of Paris, 15, and her brothers Prince, who is testifying Wednesday in the negligence case against AEG Live LLC, and Blanket.
"I would love to go and just pick them up and give them a big hug, and then we all go and have fish and chips … just be normal, hang out."
Originally posted 08/21/2009 08:35AM
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