TV star Sofia Vergara in battle over frozen embryos
1 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Sofia Vergara faced questions about the case at the premiere of her new film in Hollywood on Thursday
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is in a legal battle with her former fiance, who wants to have children from the couple’s frozen embryos.
Nick Loeb said he wants a surrogate to carry and give birth to two embryos he and Vergara created through in vitro fertilisation before they split up.
He said the actress, who plays Gloria in the ABC comedy, has refused.
Vergara, who has been named the highest-earning actress on TV for the last three years, declined to comment.
Writing in the New York Times, Loeb said he and Vergara had signed a document at the time of the IVF stating that any embryos could only be brought to term with both parents’ consent.
However he is trying to have that document declared void because it did not specify what would happen if the couple separated.
Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara split up last year
“When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property?” the businessman wrote.
He said he had offered to pay all expenses and take full responsibility for raising the children.
“A woman is entitled to bring a pregnancy to term even if the man objects,” …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment