December 08, 2016
Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued By Her Own Embryos
Only in America can you legally sue someone before you’ve even developed a heartbeat. It all started back in 2013, when actress and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and her then-boyfriend Nick Loeb created embryos at a California clinic through in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. A contract was signed at the time that stipulated that neither partner could do anything with the embryos without the other’s consent, and today, Vergara is refusing to allow her ex to use the embryos with a different surrogate mother. Loeb tried to sue Vergara for custody of the embryos, but thanks to that earlier contract, he was unsuccessful. But now, the embryos are doing the suing. Seriously, we can’t make this stuff up. The two embryos, now named Emma and Isabella, are listed in Louisiana court documents. While Loeb is obviously in on the case, he’s not listed as plaintiff. In the lawsuit, the unborn embryos argue that they are being “deprived of their inheritance” by not being born. This, apparently, can happen in Louisiana, where a fertilized egg is seen as a “juridical person” under state law.
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