*Madonna is disputing claims from a man who says he is the biological father of her adopted Malawian daughter Mercy; and has squashed his attempts to meet with the child face-to-face.
James Kambewa, 26, was pressing for a sit down with the 4-year-old he says is his daughter, but the validity of his claims is not just questioned by the Material Girl.
“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 a 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.