Woman sued over ‘wrong sperm’ baby


Published: Monday 16th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A lecturer has told a court how his wife had deceived him into thinking that he was the father of the child she gave birth to following fertility treatment.

The man claims that without his knowledge the child had been created with the use of sperm provided by a former boyfriend – and he wants damages of more than £100,000.

He outlined his claim at a hearing in the Central London County Court today.

Judge Deborah Taylor was told that the couple were now divorced.

And the woman – a businesswoman who is representing herself at the hearing – says there is “no merit” in her ex-husband’s damages claim.

A lawyer told the judge that the case was thought to be the first of its kind.

Judge Taylor said nothing could be published which would reveal the identity of the little boy at the centre of proceedings.

She said the man and woman should be referred to as “X” and “Y”.

The judge was told that the man was in his 60s, the woman was in her 50s, and the little boy was nine.

She heard that the man and woman lived in different parts of the London area.

The hearing continues and is expected to end tomorrow.

Published: Monday 16th March 2015 by The News Editor

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