Monday, August 30, 2010

Madonna's adopted Malawian daughter Mercy won't meet man who claims to be father

Madonna's adopted Malawian daughter won't be meeting the man who claims to be her dad.

James Kambewa, 26, was pressing for a meeting with the 4-year-old he says is his daughter - a claim the pop star disputes.

"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," Madonna's spokeswoman Barbara Charone told the Sunday Times, a South African paper.

Madonna, 52, adopted Mercy last year from an Malawi orphanage after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned a lower court.

She is Madonna's second adopted Malawian child.

Mercy was born in January 2006 to a 14-year-old mother who died days after giving birth.

Kambewa, who works as a waiter in Durban, initially vowed to fight the adoption, but told the Sunday Times this month that he was happy the star was looking after Mercy.

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