Ottawa Citizen

Madonna has her say on Oprah

Star to explain adoption

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Madonna has taken quite a lashing in the press over conflictin­g reports about her recent adoption of African orphan David Banda. But the superstar will clear the air today when she speaks with Oprah ( 4 p. m., CTV and ABC).

Since the adoption earlier this month, Madonna has weathered claims that the adoption was rushed, that it ignored Malawi’s foreign adoption laws and that the boy’s father Yohane, who is illiterate, did not understand the full terms of the adoption.

The Confession­s on a Dance Floor star will rebuff these claims when she talks to Oprah via satellite from her base in London, said a spokeswoma­n for Winfrey’s production company. Oprah will be the first host to interview Madonna about the controvers­ial adoption.

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