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Sean Goldman, Boy From Brazilian Custody Battle, To Speak Out On NBC's 'Dateline'

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Sean Goldman, the boy who was at the center of international custody battle, will speak out for the first time since reuniting with father David Goldman in 2009. The interview will air on April 27 on NBC's
Sean Goldman, the boy who was at the center of international custody battle, will speak out for the first time since reuniting with father David Goldman in 2009. The interview will air on April 27 on NBC's "Dateline."

Sean Goldman, a boy who was caught in the middle of an international custody battle, will speak out for the first time since he was reunited with his biological father, David Goldman, in 2009.

Sean, who's now 11, spoke with NBC's Meredith Vieira about dealing with the very public battle between his American father and the family of his Brazilian mother, who divorced Goldman, remarried and later died during childbirth when Sean was 8 years old.

The "Dateline" interview will air on Friday, April 27.

The custody war made headlines in the U.S. and abroad as both families fought to put an end to the five-year dispute that began shortly after Sean's mother, Bruna Bianchi, took the boy on vacation to Brazil in 2004 and never returned.

After Bianchi died, Sean's stepfather and maternal grandparents fought for the boy to stay in Brazil.

When Goldman was granted custody of his son in December 2009, the media followed the pair to the airport as they prepared to board a flight back to the United States.

“I remember going into the plane and my dad was looking around and waving. I just told him to hurry up because I wanted to get in the plane and just…come back to America," Sean told Vieira, according to MSNBC.

NBC paid for the plane that brought Sean and Goldman back home.

Just months after they were reunited, Goldman appeared on the "TODAY" show and said Sean still had trouble calling him "Dad," the Associated Press reported in 2010.

Now, however, the father and son have a special bond.

David Goldman will appear on the "TODAY" show on Friday morning before Sean's interview premieres, MSNBC reports.


Visit MSNBC for more quotes and previews from Sean Goldman's interview.

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