Monday, August 30, 2010

Madonna Denies Access To Man Claiming To Be Mercy's Father

Back when Madonna adopted Mercy from Malawi last year, a man came out of the shadows to say he was Mercy's father. He tried to block Madonna from taking Mercy from the country. At that time I think his story was given a little credence, but apparently it is all gone now.

James Kambewa, has been trying to arrange a meeting with his daughter, but Madonna's spokesperson says that will not be happening. "The extended family members had no knowledge of a father. The village leadership had no knowledge of a father... the mother was raped and left."

I am pretty sure that Madonna would do her homework on something like this, and if the guy is not the father then he definitely should not be able to see Mercy. What I don't understand is why the guy just does not submit to a DNA test and you can have your answer pretty quickly.


captivagrl said...

maybe he is the father AND the rapist.

MontanaMarriott said...

I am sorry if she is genuine but everytime i think of Madonna and these adoptive kids, I cannot for the life of me get the image from Mommy Dearest out of my head. The one where Christina asks Joan, "Why did you adopt me?" to which Joan freudian slips. "Maybe it was for a little publicity," I so hope that is not the case here.

sunnyside1213 said...

@ captivagrl, I was wondering the same thing.

RJ said...

Captivagrl and sunnyside 1213, I think the same. In some of those African countries rape isn't even a crime. In some of the Muslim-ruled African areas, a woman can only bring rape charges if she has a man to vouch for her and testify that she was raped. Even then, the woman is still generally considered "unclean" and more or less banished from "decent" society. Women have absolutely no rights, sexually or otherwise. I think Madonna is right to keep this man away from her daughter, regardless of any biological connection.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Ummm....the guy won't do a DNA test because he's some asshole who saw dollar signs around the child's adoption by Madonna and knows a DNA test will blow his entire claim.
Besides, it's a helluva lot easier to try and scam one person than it is to type out an entire "Nigerian scam" email, and there's a better chance of success dealing with one person and a court. Can you say "potential settlement" ?

weezy said...

You guys beat me to it. Even if the conception was by rape, the father may claim paternity according to local custom -- and say it was consensual. If the mother surfaces and says it was rape, she's doubly shamed.

If he insists on pursuing paternity through local courts, it could take years and bad publicity and Mercy will hear about it. Then Madonna will have to pay him off anyway.

weezy said...

The man's timing is interesting. After the touching photograph of Madonna kissing Mercy comes out, THEN he emerges?

This guy wants money and a green card.

lmnop123 said...

Many years ago I wanted to adopt a baby but someone talked me out of it. Now I'm so glad I didn't do it because if I had adopted a baby it would be mine and I wouldn't give a damn about what the "birth" parents wanted.

If those parents wanted the baby they should have taken care of it. If this man was a half way decent father Mercy (and children like her) wouldn't be up for adoption.

And last but not least what if he is the father and a rapist. How dare they give rapist visitation rights.

Forgive me for the rant but I've witnessed the nightmare of someone who raised a baby that was conceived through rape. Nobody wins.

Basil said...

While I doubt this whole adoption is a publicity ploy on Madonna's part (she can do a hell of a lot more for publicity than adopting two needy children, this guy has been around forever basically asking for money from Madonna. But did he ever once say "I want Mercy back so I can take care of her"? Nope

Not to mention that Madonna has brought both her children to Malwai, so where was "daddy dearest" then?

Say what you will about Madonna, but she saved both those kids from a brutal life. My only real hope is that both Mercy and David (as well as the other two) get to spend some quality time with Guy Ritchie.

Christina said...

IIRC, Guy Ritchie didn't adopt Mercy. She is wholly Madonna's.


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