Angelina Jolie with son Maddox. PHOTO: FILE
The documentation Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie used to adopt her eldest son contained false information, a Cambodian aid worker has claimed. Mounh Sarath, 51, wrote that he is the biological father of Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the boy’s adoption papers and he signed the papers in order to speed up the process of passing him into Jolie’s care in 2003, reported Daily Mail.
Sarath claims he provided a local address on the papers and still has power of attorney over 15-year-old Maddox, who Jolie took back to the United States. “In court documents, Maddox is still my son. She never cleared this up. She had to change his name, so the only way was for me to do it. I said he’s my son.”
On Sunday, Sarath showed The Sun the document filed with a court in the Battambong province in August 2003 which confirmed that the court considered him the father. Sarath added that he has now fallen out with the 41-year-old star. “I would be happy if Cambodia didn’t see her again,” he added.
Despite the claims, there is no implication that neither Jolie nor her then husband, Billy Bob Thornton, who adopted Maddox too, knew that Sarath did this. At the time of Maddox’s adoption, the US had imposed tougher restrictions on adopting children from Cambodia due to trafficking fears.
The claim from Sarath is the latest controversy regarding the adoption of Maddox. Previously, Jolie insisted she went to great lengths to ensure Maddox did not have a living birth-mother in Cambodia and that she would “never rob a mother of her child.”
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