Roberto Sendoya Escobar.


Majorcan resident Roberto Sendoya Escobar has hit back at allegations by friends that his claims to be Pablo Escobar’s son in a new bestselling book entitled Son of Escobar: First Born are all made up. Roberto issued this exclusive statement to the Majorca Daily Bulletin: “These people are not my friends ... they are disgruntled people with some kind of axe to grind."

“This book is the kind of book that will always polarise opinions around the world. Once someone has actually read the book thoroughly, then they are entitled to an opinion. I can live with that. Good or bad. Freedom of speech is something we are all entitled to in a civilised society. I bear no grudge or ill feelings towards anyone.

"And finally, I have signed a contract that diverts a significant proportion of the book's revenue to charity. The more people who buy the book, the more money will end up in the hands of charities which care for children who, through no fault of their own, have become victims, suffering terribly from the disadvantages life has visited upon them."

His publisher stated: “We are aware of a recent article run in the i newspaper and the speculations that article contained, put forward by parties who may or may not have known the author and his late father Pat Witcomb*. We were already aware of three Amazon “reviews” of the book which contained these very same speculations. It seems that these three reviews have formed the basis of this article. We have spoken to the author, who happily stands by his book, the account of his early life given to him by his late father on which it is based, and the supporting documents and photographs provided to us, some of which are published. It seems to us that as no actual evidence beyond 'he said/they said' comments have been put forward, we do not see any need for further action or comment at this time and are happy to continue with the publication of the author’s book, and wish him continued success.”

* Patrick Witcomb was his adoptive father.


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John Orrock / Hace about 1 year

The notary in Majorca whose stamp appears on the documents that have been released confirmed to me there are other pages, so i tell you what, release them Phillip, and then we will all have to keep our axes blunt.... while you are at it, please explain to me the thought process involved in buying a fake OBE on Ebay and telling all your friends on facebook that your Father was awarded it for bravery......


Alexa J / Hace about 1 year

It is stated in the press that Phillip Witcomb has registered companies with Companies House and listed his birth year as 1962 (he states it is 1965 in the book). I even checked this and it is true - his birth year was given as 1962! It is a criminal offence to give a false age to Companies House; so is he lying to them or the public?


Malcolm / Hace about 1 year

No axe to grind, just seeking the truth. Publish the unredacted certificates, and the contracts donating to charity, the certification of the OBE and take a DNA test. Then we may believe you Phillip.