Despite originally claiming the raid was the result of a campaign against the Love in Action orphanage, a spokesman for Bli Bli's Ruth Golder has admitted she called in authorities.
The twist follows statements by Cambodian police, refuting claims made by human rights group SISHA that the children were taken from Ms Golder and her daughter Ruth amidst reports of abuse and drug trafficking.
The Cambodia Daily newspaper quoted Lao Lin, Juvenile Protection Bureau chief at the Interior Ministry's anti-human trafficking department, as saying authorities had received no such complaints.
"We did not go to that orphanage to raid it," he was reported as saying.
"We just went there to receive the children from the director of the centre after she (Ruth Golder) requested that the Phnom Penh Social Affairs Department help the children, because she no longer had the ability to feed the children."