Actress Sofia Vergara was sued Tuesday by her own frozen embryos.
A right-to-live lawsuit was filed in Louisiana on behalf of two of her fertilized eggs, dubbed “Emma” and “Isabella” in the suit, reports Page Six. The “Modern Family” star is in the middle of a drawn-out legal battle with her former fiance, Nick Loeb, who desperately wants the embryos.
He has already sued her in California for custody of the embryos, which he and Vergara created in 2013, when they were still a couple. The suit argues “Emma” and “Isabella” are being deprived of inheritance money by not being born, as a trust has been set up for them in Louisiana. The embryos also have a “trustee” listed in the suit as James Carbonnet.
Traditionally a pro-life state, Louisiana offers special legal protections to frozen embryos.
The lawsuit asks that the embryos be turned over to Carbonnet so they can live and receive the money designated for them.
Vergara and Loeb signed a contract in California in which both agreed not to use the embryos without each other’s consent. But the lawsuit argues that contract should be voided because it didn’t stipulate what would happen if the couple separated, and allegedly violates California and Louisiana law.
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