Mercy's Dad Rips 'Scandalous' Madge
Dad who walked out on toddler's mom blasts Madonna for lacking 'good morals'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2009 5:17 AM CDT
Madonna visits a development project in Gumulira, Malawi, early this month.   (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)
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(Newser) – Madonna's battle to adopt a second Malawi child suffered a major blow yesterday when the toddler's father blasted the singer's loose morals and launched a battle for custody, reports the Daily Mail. James Kambewa is seeking to block the adoption because he wants to spare 3-year-old Mercy a life of "scandal" living with a woman who lacks "good morals." Kambewa walked out on Mercy's mom when she was pregnant, and has never met his daughter.

'How can a woman of 50 dance almost naked on stage? I wouldn't want my daughter to grow up like that!" he said. "How can a normal woman fall for a boy who can as well be her son?"