Carlina White Will Defend Woman Accused Of Abducting Her

05/03/2011 03:45 pm ET | Updated Jul 03, 2011

This abduction case just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser.

The New York Post reports that Carlina White will testify for the defense in a case against Ann Pettway, who allegedly abducted her from a Harlem hospital in 1987.

Pettway often abused White when she was growing up -- once pummeling her with a shoe so hard that it left an imprint on her face, The Post reported this January.

White's birth parents, Carl Tyson and Joy White, attended the hearing but left the Manhattan federal courthouse without commenting.

Pettway's lawyer claims that a drug-addled woman gave his client the baby, and that Pettway did not kidnap White.

News of White's reunion with her biological parents after more than 20 years surfaced in January.

But the feel good aspect of the story was short lived. In February, Joy White told reporters that she and her daughter had argued over money, and the two were no longer living together.