Tinseltown Mom 21 May 2019
Family First Comment: “I believe God put me here for a reason: to inspire people, to encourage them, to give them hope that everything is possible and you can’t let your circumstances define your life.”
Valerie Gatto, Miss Pennsylvania 2014, conceived by rape.
Rape is a tragedy no person should have to endure. And when the sexual assault results in conceiving a child overwhelming emotions arise out of difficult decisions that must be made. Sadly, even famous people are vulnerable to this type of adversity. The following celebrities were either a product of rape, or conceived a child out of rape.
1. Eartha Kitt – Eartha Kitt was conceived by rape. The singer was born in 1927 on a cotton plantation in South Carolina and raised by a woman called Anna Mae, who she believed was her mother, but later found out that her father was the white son of the plantation owner. Her mother married and her new husband shunned Kitt due to her pale complexion so she spent her childhood living with a different family.
2. Zahara Jolie-Pitt – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s adopted daughter Zahara was conceived by rape. Zahara’s birth mother, Mentwabe Dawit, told Reuter’s about her horrifying experience. As she walked home in the darkness a man approached. “He pulled a dagger, put one hand on my mouth, so that I could not scream. He then raped me and disappeared.” She was 24 at the time and decided to keep the assault a secret, fearing the consequences in her town. At six-months-old Zahara was adopted by Jolie from an orphanage in Ethiopia in 2005, then later Pitt followed in the adoption process.
3. Jesse Jackson – Jesse Jackson was conceived out of statutory rape. The civil right’s activist was born in South Carolina to Helen Burns, a 16-year-old high school student, and her 33-year-old married neighbor and father, Noah Robinson, a former pro boxer and prominent figure in the black community. She was pressured to abort, but decided to keep her baby. A year after her son’s birth, Burns married Charles Henry Jackson, a post office maintenance worker who adopted Jackson.
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