You’re going to have to walk through this with me, because wow.
According to this, Sofia Vergara is being sued by her frozen embryos. Yep, a “right to life” lawsuit was filed on their behalf and everything. “Emma” and “Isabella” are listed as the plaintiffs in the Louisiana court papers, as well as James Carbonnet, the embryos’ “trustee.” Now obviously, frozen embryos are incapable of filing a lawsuit themselves, but this battle goes back a few years.
Vergara and her now ex-fiancé Nick Loeb created the embryos through IVF treatments in 2013. After their split, Loeb sued Vergara for custody of the embryos. He wants to implant them in a surrogate. However, Vergara said he doesn’t REALLY want to be a father and only wants the embryos, because she’s famous and he likes the publicity.
Apparently, the two have some sort of written agreement, stating that “neither party would be able to take any action regarding the embryos without the other’s consent.”
This is a particularly interesting case for the pro-life state Louisiana, which gives certain legal protections to frozen embryos. According to Page Six, the lawsuit states that “Emma” and “Isabella” have been “deprived of an inheritance from a trust that has been created for them in Louisiana.” You know. Because they haven’t been born.
It asks that the frozen embryos be given to Loeb so that they can live and receive the trust set up for them, which would fund, among other things, their health care and education, sources said.
The lawsuit also contends that a contract Vergara and Loeb previously signed at the ART Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills should be voided since it violated California code and Louisiana law, according to sources.
The contract said neither party could use the embryos without the consent of the other. But the lawsuit argues that it didn’t say what should happen if Loeb and Vergara were to split.
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