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Trust fund kids?

Legal battle over Sofia Vergara’s frozen embryos takes a very unusual turn

By WITW Staff on December 7, 2016

A new lawsuit has been filed against Modern Family star Sofia Vergara in the ongoing custody dispute she’s been embroiled in with former boyfriend Nick Loeb. But the new lawsuit was not brought by Loeb — in an unusual twist, the frozen embryos are named as the plaintiffs in the case, according to The New York Post.

A right-to-live lawsuit was filed in a Louisiana court against Vergara and, for legal purposes, the frozen embryos are referred to as “Emma” and “Isabella” in court documents. According to sources cited by the Post, the suit argues that Emma and Isabella are being deprived of the chance to be born and receive their inheritance via funds that have been placed in trust for them. The trustee, James Carbonnet, was named alongside the embryos as a plaintiff in the case. The lawsuit demands that Emma and Isabella be turned over to Loeb, 41, so they can be born and reap the benefits of the trust fund, which was reportedly set up to cover their education and health care costs, among other living expenses.

This unusual tactic is the latest maneuver in the bitter feud between the two that’s been dragging on for nearly two years. Last month, lawyers for Vergara filed a motion demanding Loeb reveal the names of two ex-girlfriends who underwent abortions. Loeb reportedly said he “would rather go to jail than reveal the names,” adding that a woman’s right to privacy should be protected. The right-to-live lawsuit sets the stage for a potentially landmark case in a traditionally conservative state.

Read the full story at The New York Post.


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