When it comes to celebrity news, stories of divorce is nothing new and seems to becoming a regular thing. Every week or so there are stories of couples in Hollywood calling it a day on their marriage.


In the case of comedian Chris Rock and his wife Maalak Compton-Rock, it’s sad to see a relationship which has lasted so many years come to an end. But of course, what is a divorce in Hollywood without controversy or drama?


It appears that Chris and his now estranged wife have more than a divorce on their hands, and may have just landed themselves in hot water over the unofficial adoption of his South African daughter Ntombi-Futhi Samantha .


After bringing Ntombi from South Africa at just months old in 2008, the former couple have been raising her in America for the past seven years.

Chris Rock and his wife are now facing a full investigation into child trafficking due to South African police concerns that she was taken out of the country without following official legal procedures.





The child’s biological father is said to be named Crispen Khanyile, who at the time was working at Saxon Hotel, a luxury hotel in Johannesburg which is where he and Chris Rock were said to have met. Khanyile is now separated from the biological mother, Thusang Precious Ndebele.


According to Daily Mail, officials had become suspicious after the process of adoption began after the couples 19 year marriage had ended last year, leading to Ntombi’s legal status coming into question and apart of the divorce.



Rock appears to have had no contact with her since the estrangement from Compton-Rock last year, despite spending time with their two other children

Compton-Rock is now in the process of legally adopting the child in the United States, while it has been reported that the girl entered the U.S. on a leisure travel visa, not as a prospective adoptee.

Government agencies were alerted by American authorities to questions over the girl’s legal status and have asked for answers – leading to the issue being raised with the country’s elite police unit.


A member of the Hawks team – which is tasked with investigating South Africa’s most high profile and sensitive crimes – confirmed to MailOnline the case had been raised in a recent meeting after the country’s interior ministry – the Department of Home Affairs – began its own probe.

‘It sounded like a strange case and it has been flagged up to us. We are awaiting more details from Home Affairs who are looking into how this came about,’ the detective told MailOnline.


‘Whatever arrangement there was between the Rocks and the parents of the child, laws are in place to prevent parents from allowing their children to travel overseas indefinitely with third parties.

‘It seems there has not been regular contact with the biological parents and if money changed hands, or even gifts in return for the child staying with other people overseas, it sounds very much like child trafficking,’ they added.


If this isn’t all bad enough, it has also been reported that Chris has refused to pay child support for Ntombi who he had helped raise for seven years, but instead only for his biological children.


Wow, there are bitter divorces, then there’s this.



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