Whoa, talk about a bombshell. Rosie O’Donnell has come under fire about her seventeen-year-old adopted daughter, Chelsea. The girl’s biological mother, Deanna Micoley, has given an interview accusing the star of ‘stealing her baby’.
Deanna Micoley, 37, who is the birth mother to Rosie O’Donnell‘s, 53, eldest adopted daughter, Chelsea, 17, is claiming that the comedian stole her child from her seventeen years ago. The biological mom reportedly has been in contact with Chelsea and now wants her daughter back.
Rosie O’Donnell Accused Of ‘Stealing’ Her Adopted Daughter Chelsea
Rosie is known to be a huge advocate for adoption, but has that come back to haunt her? Well, according to The National ENQUIRER, yes!
Deanna, who claims to be Chelsea’s biological mom, told the newspaper that she was on drugs at the time she put her daughter up for adoption, and that Rosie knew she was in no state of mind to do so.
“I believe Rosie O’Donnell knew that I was in no condition to sign away my parental rights to my daughter,” Deanna told the outlet. “She did the worst thing one woman can do to another woman – take her child!” Wow, these are some serious allegations.
Deanna told the newspaper that at the time of the adoption, she was 20-years-old and reportedly unhappily married. She also claims it was her husband who forced her to give up their child to the agency. “I may not have been the best mother back then,” she told The National ENQUIRER. “I did drugs and I have a criminal record because of it. But I surely didn’t deserve to have my baby stolen from me!”
Deanna Connected With Chelsea After 17 Years
Deanna also told the outlet that she didn’t know Rosie was the one who had adopted her daughter, but that all changed last November when Chelsea – contacted Deanna’s father. “Chelsea told him that she was his granddaughter, said Deanna. “He called me and broke the news. It was the moment I’d been waiting and praying for the last 17 years – I’d found my precious daughter!”
Since then, Deanna states that her and Chelsea have been in contact and that the young girl is unhappy living with Rosie. “Chelsea has told me that she had issues with Rosie. I believe Rosie has abandoned her. Since about the age of 12, Rosie’s basically shipped Chelsea off to different boarding schools.”
Deanna also wanted to make it clear she isn’t after Rosie’s money. “Rosie O’Donnell stole my baby, but I don’t want her money. I just want my daughter back!”
Rosie’s publicist, Cindi Berger, told the outlet that the former View host “encouraged and supported Chelsea’s desire to communicate with her birth mother,” and found it “disappointing” that Deanna was going public.
HollywoodLifers — do you believe the new report that Rosie “stole” this woman’s daughter? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Brittany King