In yet another legal blow, Nick Loeb, the ex-fiancé of the stunning Sofia Vergara, has suffered a crushing defeat in his ongoing battle over frozen embryos stored with the actress.
The courtroom drama unfolded in Los Angeles, where a Superior Court judge dismissed Loeb’s lawsuit against the Beverly Hills fertility clinic, ART Reproductive Center, inc. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt!
According to court documents that somehow landed in our hands (we have our ways), Loeb was left empty-handed by the judge’s order. Not only that, but ART Reproductive Center has the green light to recoup their costs associated with this whole messy affair. Talk about adding insult to injury!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Back in the spring of 2013, Loeb and Ms. Vergara embarked on their first round of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Fast forward to November 2013, and the couple was all set to give IVF another whirl. Ah, the hope and anticipation of growing a family together.
But alas, love can be as fickle as a summer breeze. Vergara and Loeb’s engagement came to an abrupt end in May 2014, leaving their dreams of parenthood shattered. It was during their time at ART Reproductive Center that the couple had signed an agreement stating that the embryos they created couldn’t be brought to life without the consent of both parties. Seems pretty clear, right?
Well, not according to Loeb. After the breakup, he went on a lawsuit spree, demanding the right to bring those embryos to life and raise them, insisting he didn’t want a penny from the actress. Loeb proclaimed himself to be pro-life and pro-parenthood, passionately arguing that life begins at conception. Oh boy, this is starting to sound like an episode of “Law & Order: Embryo Edition.”
In 2021, a judge granted Vergara a permanent injunction against Loeb, ruling that he couldn’t bring the embryos to term without her explicit written consent. The plot thickens, my friends!
Loeb’s last bastion of hope was his case against ART Reproductive Center. He claimed that the clinic had failed to inform him about the provision requiring Vergara’s approval for bringing the embryos to life. But, ART wasn’t having any of it. Their lawyer swiftly shut down Loeb’s accusations, calling them the desperate actions of a man trying to cling onto his ex-fiancée’s life. Drama, drama, drama!
And now, the grand finale. The judge, in a move that surprised absolutely no one at this point, ruled in favor of ART Reproductive Center. The order stated that none of Loeb’s arguments were persuasive, and the court granted the clinic’s motion for summary judgment. Cue the mic drop!