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Angelina's Adopted Daughter Conceived During Rape?

Angelina's Adopted Daughter Conceived During Rape?

The Ethiopian baby adopted by Angelina Jolie was conceived after her mother was raped, reports Reuters.

Mentwabe Dawit, mother of two-year-old Zahara, claims she was 24-years-old when she attacked one evening in 2004 after a day’s work at a construction site in the southern Ethiopian town of Awasa.

“[A man approached me in the darkness.] He pulled a dagger, put one hand on my mouth, so that I could not scream. He then raped me and disappeared,” Mentwabe said with tears streaming down her face. “[I kept the assault a secret because] I feared the consequences of being raped in a community where rape is considered a taboo, even if what happened happened forcibly.”

Mentwabe gave birth in the family’s earth-floored house and she named the little girl Yemsrach which means good news in the Amharic language.

“I was unable to feed Yemsrach,” Mentwabe said. “My baby was on the verge of death. She became malnourished and was even unable to cry. I was desperate and decided to run away, rather than see my child dying… “I have never disputed the adoption of my baby by Angelina Jolie. I think my daughter is a very fortunate human being to be adopted by a world famous lady. I wish them both all the success they deserve.”

There’s also a video report of Mentwabe talking about how fortunate Zahara is to have been adopted by Angelina.

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1,088 Responses to “Angelina's Adopted Daughter Conceived During Rape?”

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    Annabel Says:


  2. 2
    Anne Says:

    you know, i thought this issue was settled. I see some type of exploitation here. this just all makes me sad. Really sad.

  3. 3
    Yes Says:

    Zee is cute

  4. 4
    reba Says:

    What I thought the mother died from AIDS? I’m so confused…

  5. 5
    Janice Says:

    Good for Jared for putting his foot down. :)

  6. 6
    j Says:

    Z looks so much like her,she’s beautiful. So glad that she is thankful for the amazing thing Angie did by adopting her. :)

  7. 7
    sophie Says:

    that poor woman! im so glad shes supportive of angie and the kid, i hope shes doing well now.

  8. 8
    Yes Says:

    There you go haters, no questions or stupid comments. Jared will ban you!

  9. 9
    soopx. Says:

    wow what a beautiful lady,love you angelina.

  10. 10
    coco Says:

    you know jared, it’s been stated that zahara’s birth mother is dead! the grandmother testified, so i don’t see the need to bring this up. let zahara and angelina be. she’s in a happy home now =)

  11. 11
    J2 Says:

    It is wonderful that Zee has the opportunity to live a good life, even if she was conceived in rape, she is precious and a treasure to all who love her. May her birth mother be able to live life in peace knowing that the child she gave birth to has a good life.

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    georgia Says:

    happy for little zahara. sad that she has to hear eventually that she was conceived in rape.

    must be hard for jolie too to now know that the adopted mother is alive as she was told she was dead.

  13. 13
    soopx. Says:

    Brads beautiful girls.

  14. 14
    nando Says:

    Wow, that lady’s pretty. Z looks a lot like her.

  15. 15
    :) Says:

    Thanks JJ,I`m so glad that Angie adopted Z.she now has a good oppertunities in her life.Thanks JJ for being so nice toward jps.

  16. 16
    mandy Says:

    Wow that’s sad. But at least Z has a great life ahead of her now. I think The mother was right to do what she did. I wouldn’t want my child to suffer like that.

  17. 17
    soopx. Says:

    Angelina and Brad GOD is going to give you two people a lot of BLESSINGS for adopting this child.

  18. 18
    soopx. Says:

    Angelina and Brad GOD is going to give you two people a lot of BLESSINGS for adopting this child.

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    soopx. Says:

    sorry for double post.

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    sam p Says:

    she is NOT dead,she LEFT Z WITH GRANDMOTHER and run away and was mia for a long period of time then the grandmother thought that she died and give z away and told the court that z is a AID ORPHAN.

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    Yes Says:

    Am not sure that’s Zee’s real mum but she looks abit like Z!

  22. 22
    angie Says:

    Zee now is one happy girl with good parent.she was wishes to them.

  23. 23
    Bradleyfan Says:

    Sad story, with happy END!!!!

  24. 24
    Audrey Says:

    my heart goes out to ZAHARA, she will discover her bio. mother
    through media gossip.

  25. 25
    Sebastian Says:

    YOU ARE THE MAN; Jared!!

    Yeah, it’s GREAT that you will began to BAN Haters if they said Vile and Disgusting things about the Jolie-Pitts and Princess Zahara!!

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