Chris Rock's estranged wife Malaak Compton-Rock is setting the record straight regarding reports she illegally obtained the seven-year-old South African girl the former couple raised practically from birth.
After splitting from the comedian last year, Compton-Rock has allegedly been investigated to figure out how she managed to get the child to the United States without legally adopting her. But now she asserts those claims are not true.
Her lawyer released the following statement on Compton-Rock's behalf to Us Weekly.
"The tabloid reports are false and outrageous. Malaak has never been contacted about an investigation of any sort. The welfare and livelihood of this child has always been of utmost importance to the entire Rock family. She is in the United States lawfully with the written consent of her biological parents, with whom she continues to have contact. While Malaak has made strides in the adoption, she understands that intercountry adoption is a long and rigorous process, with checks and balances in both countries essential for the protection of children. Malaak again appeals for the privacy of her family."
Chris and Malaak have raised little Ntombi since she was just six months old, alongside their two biological daughters Lola and Zahara.
The couple split in 2014 after 19 years of marriage and have been involved in a contentious divorce ever since.
Since the demise of his marriage, Chris has maintained a relationship with his two daughters but has allegedly not had any contact with Ntombi.