The former couple has been involved in a bitter custody battle over two frozen female embryos they created via invitro fertilization in California before they broke up in 2014.
Loeb has been fighting for custody even though Vergara refuses to give him permission to unfreeze them and attempt to bring them to term.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Vergara said she's not interested in having a baby with someone she is no longer in a relationship with and “more than a mother, (a baby) needs a loving relationship of parents that get along, that don’t hate each other."
An agreement already existed that required both parties to give their consent in order for the embryos to be used. However, Loeb still insisted on getting the embryos and has even gone as far as calling Vergara's refusals “tantamount to killing them” in an op-ed for The New York Times. He claims that if women have been able to bring embryos to tem without the consent of the father, the same should apply to men.
The lawsuit came to a head in November when Vergara made a move to force Loeb to name two ex-girlfriends who had abortions — in hopes to get more details about his sexual past — and he refused.
Now, get this — Vergara is being sued by said embryos in the state of Louisiana and the lawsuit even goes as far as naming them “Emma’’ and “Isabella.”
In the state of Louisiana an embryo is considered a "juridical person" until it "is implanted in the womb," which is why Vergara's embryos can sue her.
According to Page Six, the new and surprising reason that they must be brought to term is because not doing so would deprive them from "inheritance from a trust that has been created for them in Louisiana."
Talk about a plot twist!
The lawsuit asks that the embryos be given to Loeb so they can live and use their trust fund.
The contract they signed that required mutual consent should also be thrown out the window because it doesn't specify what should happen in the event of a breakup.
This is too much!
We don't know how far things will go, but one thing's for sure, Loeb and Vergara's battle is far from over.