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Tiffany Rubin story 'Taken From Me' a true life drama on Lifetime TV

Actress Taraji Henson portrays Tiffany Rubin in Taken From Me on Lifetime TV
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"Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story" is a Lifetime TV based on the real life drama of a mother's nightmare when her child is kidnapped and taken to another country. The cast of "Taken From Me" includes Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, David Haydn-Jones, Beverly Todd, Alvin Saunders and Drew Davis

Tiffany Rubin is the courageous mother who traveled into dangerous territory on the opposite side of the world to recover her son. Actress Taraji portrays Tiffany Knox, the woman who faced danger to get her son back from his father.

Tiffany Rubin and her son Kobe (Drew Davis) enjoyed a nice family life with her husband, who is not her son's biological father. Following a court decision about visitation rights for Kobe's biological father, Tiffany allowed him to take Kobe on a week-long trip to Walt Disney World.

Several days later Tiffany learned that they had not gone to Disney World, but to Seoul, South Korea. The country does not recognize parental rights. Tiffany faced a very dangerous mission to recover her son.

Tiffany Rubin, a public school teacher in Queens, NY, had no money to hire a private investigator and got little help from authorities. She turned to Mark Miller (Terry O'Quinn), founder of the American Association. Together they planned a dangerous and harrowing rescue.

According to an article in the New York Daily News, dated March 27, 2008, the saga of Kobe and Tiffany Rubin began in August, 2007, when his father, secretly whisked him away to South Korea. The father, Jeffrey Sako, had been battling Rubin over custody for over a year when he abducted their son. `

With the help of Mark Miller, Kobe was located in a town near Seoul, Korea. They were able to make contact with Kobe when he was at school. Tiffany quickly disguised him with a wig and walked him away from school, while Miller r stayed behind to run interference, if necessary. They made a clean getaway and sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy until they could get a flight back to America.