Jolie's rape baby daughter
13:30 26 August 2005
Angelina Jolie's adopted daughter was the result of a brutal rape on her natural mother.
The Hollywood beauty adopted baby Ethiopian girl Zahara last month believing she was an orphan.
Now the tot's mother, Mentewab Dawitt, has come forward saying Zahara was conceived after she was raped in her bed.
Mentewab, who was caring for her sick grandfather at the time, told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "One night I went to bed early feeling very tired and a stranger broke in through the window.
"I kept my eyes shut for most of the time to try and blank it out. It was the first time I had sex so it was very painful indeed."
Mentewab was initially shunned by her mother and family for having the baby, who she named Setota, outside of marriage.
When her family eventually accepted the situation, she was forced to put the child up for adoption because she could not financially support her.
Mentewab has thanked Angelina - who also has an adopted Cambodian son, Maddox - for giving her daughter the chance of a better life away from the poverty of her native country.
She added: "I am so grateful to this lady for giving my daughter a better life."
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