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    Madonna was accused of snatching away Malawian baby David Banda from another foreign woman who had been about to adopt him herself.

    In an extraordinary new twist, the boy's father Yohane Banda said plans for his 13-month-old son to be adopted were already in motion before the singer intervened.

    Mr Banda spoke of his regret that Madonna has taken him, when he could have had a much quieter life had he been adopted by the unnamed woman.

    She has been making donations to the orphanage for six years and regularly lived there for three months at a time.

    He said: 'The woman's brother's name was also David and she sent him pictures of my son and said he was going to come and collect him.

    'We were waiting for them both to come back to the village, but Madonna took him first.

    'If these people had adopted him, no-one would have ever caused this fuss and I could be living my life as normal.'

    The new claim came as the main benefactor to David's orphanage, a Canadian grandmother who has developed a close bond with him in his first year of life, spoke of her anguish that Madonna had taken 'one of our babies'.

    Retired schoolteacher Jane Glaves had been making regular trips to the orphanage since 2000, staying for long periods at a time, living at a house she has built there with many of the children.

    In 2003, she took a set of male twins and a little girl home from the same orphanage to Canada and become the first and only non-national ever to do so.

    She was also consulted by officials from Malawi over Madonna's adoption.

    She said: 'David is such a special little boy. I would take them all in if I could, but I just could not put myself through it again.'

    Speaking about Madonna's adoption, the 70-year-old grandmother of five told First magazine: 'All I knew about her was that she cavorted half naked in a conical bra. I found it difficult to come to terms with the fact she wanted one of our babies.'

    Mrs Glaves said she was perplexed when Madonna chose David despite being offered children with no surviving family.

    Pictured here with a baby who is believed to be David at the orphanage, she said: 'We put forward the names of children who had nobody, but she chose David knowing he had a living parent.'

    She added: 'Madonna has said she was told David's family had never been to visit him. But David's dad used to come to see him regularly.'

    Malawian law dictates that foreigners must live in the country for 18 months before they are eligible to adopt a child.

    And Madonna herself has admitted that her team had to 'make the laws up as they went along' to adopt David.

    When Mrs Glaves was involved in the adoption of three local children to two Canadian families, the process took three years.

    'At first I was angry that Madonna seemed to be able to adopt David so quickly because of the length of time and stress the other two families had to endure,' she said.

    'In my six years working in Malawi, they are the only orphans I know to have left the country. Madonna obviously had very good lawyers.'

    Peasant farmer Mr Banda also hit out at Madonna's claims that David was abandoned to an orphanage and never visited by his family.

    'This is not true. I used to cycle there almost every week to play with him, and his grandmother would sometimes go and spend a few days there.

    'The shawl that Madonna wrapped David in the first time she carried him in our traditional style was one I had brought for him. David was not an abandoned baby. He was very much loved," he said.

    'These are lies Madonna is telling - she must be repeating someone's lies. I think people are jealous and are making things up about my family.'

    But he insisted: 'I made the right decision. I am glad he's been adopted and every day I am happy knowing my son will lead a better life.

    'All children need a mother. How can I deny him that right?'
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    Haha, people hate Madonna.


    She's ugly. I don't care what people say. SHE'S.UGLY.

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    The ugly truth about Madonna is coming to light.
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    Save all your hate and energy for the Madonna fantards

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    Buttmunch will run all of the fantards off the board if we are not careful! It is the power of the butt I tell ya!
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    Ok, I'll be counting on her mighty powers.

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    She picked David because he was the cutest. The other kids who truly had no living relatives just weren't cute enough.

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    Buttmunch will run all of the fantards off the board if we are not careful! It is the power of the butt I tell ya!
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    wow, little david must be quite the super-orphan if he's got a bio-dad and two middle aged white ladies fighting for him...
    oh please, and what else, she beat her up too? right after she swindled the father into giving away his kid and in between a pilates class and doing some emotional damage to her two other children? there isn't exactly a dearth of orphaned african children in this world, i'm sure there's one for every foreign middle aged woman that wants one.
    yeah, she's a cold-hearted bitch but she's not the only one. i think people like to demonise her a bit too much.
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    Of course we do. She's my pet hate object at the moment.
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    I have a hard time believing he refused assistance,........but I'm sure she thinks that sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    yeah, she's a cold-hearted bitch but she's not the only one. i think people like to demonise her a bit too much.
    Nah, I think the deomonization is just about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    wow, little david must be quite the super-orphan if he's got a bio-dad and two middle aged white ladies fighting for him...
    this actually made me laugh out loud!

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    Ok, now I know why she won't STFU. She wants to get her lies out there before the other parties can tell the truth.

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