Thai surrogate mother details strange encounter with Mitsutoki Shigeta

One of the women hired to birth a baby for a Japanese businessman opens up in an interview with the Associated Press today. She describes her encounter with fugitive father Mitsutoki Shigeta, the man behind the “baby factory” scandal gripping headlines since last month.

He was tall, with shaggy, shoulder-length hair, and was dressed casually in jeans and a wrinkled, button-down shirt he left untucked. His lawyer had accompanied him to the meeting, where he and Wassana signed a document granting him sole custody.

He wasn’t personable. There was no “thank you” for carrying his child, she says. There was, in fact, no communication at all.

“He didn’t say anything to me,” she says. “He never introduced himself. He only smiled and nodded. His lawyer did the talking.”

For more information visit the Associated Press.


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