Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Angelina Jolie accused of cheating to adopt Maddox

Angelina Jolie accused of cheating to adopt Maddox

Maddox's adoption took place at a time when the United States was imposing tougher restrictions on adopting kids from Cambodia because of trafficking concerns.

A Cambodian aid worker claimed he provided false information on Maddox Jolie-Pitt's adoption papers, though there is no evidence Angelina Jolie knew this.

Mounh Sarath told the Daily Mail, "She had to change his name, so the only way was for me to do it".

Daughter Zahara held her hand, looping in the little ones as the family crossed the street to their waiting auto. An aid worker reportedly stepped up, claiming that she faked documents of the adoption. "She never cleared this up". Angelina Jolie was once interviewed about Maddox's adoption and she said that she went into great lengths just to get him and to make sure that she is not stealing a child from his mother.

On Thursday (16 March), the 41-year-old actress sat down with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to discuss pressing issues; unfortunately, it was her alleged braless look that grabbed eyeballs sending Twitter into a meltdown.

In 2002, during a humanitarian trip to the country, Thornton and Jolie applied to adopt the seven-month-old baby - but the process was put on pause after US government banned adoptions from Cambodia amid allegations of child trafficking. An agent, since imprisoned in the United States for helping almost 700 American couples to adopt.

She also criticised singer Madonna's adoption of son David Banda from Malawi.

The actress - who split from ex-husband Brad Pitt in September 2016 - has six children with the actor, including three global adoptees.

The woman who arranged the adoption, Lauryn Galindo, was sentenced in 2004 to 18 months in prison for running what officials called an global adoption scam, ABC News reported.

Lauryn was sentenced to 18 months after she was found guilty of falsifying names, birth dates and places of birth of Cambodian children who she helped to place with USA parents.

"The role of the U.N. Secretary General's Special Envoy on Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt, is one that has been extraordinary", Welby said in a keynote speech around that time. "I can only imagine how terrible that would feel".

She's also said in the past, "Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law".

She added: "I would never rob a mother of her child".

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