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  1. #1
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    Court: Man Can Sue Over Surprise Pregnancy

    An appeals court said a man can press a claim for emotional distress after learning a former lover had used his sperm to have a baby. But he can't claim theft, the ruling said, because the sperm were hers to keep.





    The ruling Wednesday by the Illinois Appellate Court sends Dr. Richard O. Phillips' distress case back to trial court.



    Phillips accuses Dr. Sharon Irons of a "calculated, profound personal betrayal" after their affair six years ago, saying she secretly kept semen after they had oral sex, then used it to get pregnant.



    He said he didn't find out about the child for nearly two years, when Irons filed a paternity lawsuit. DNA tests confirmed Phillips was the father, the court papers state.



    Phillips was ordered to pay about $800 a month in child support, said Irons' attorney, Enrico Mirabelli.



    Phillips sued Irons, claiming he has had trouble sleeping and eating and has been haunted by "feelings of being trapped in a nightmare," court papers state.



    Irons responded that her alleged actions weren't "truly extreme and outrageous" and that Phillips' pain wasn't bad enough to merit a lawsuit. The circuit court agreed and dismissed Phillips' lawsuit in 2003.

    But the higher court ruled that, if Phillips' story is true, Irons "deceitfully engaged in sexual acts, which no reasonable person would expect could result in pregnancy, to use plaintiff's sperm in an unorthodox, unanticipated manner yielding extreme consequences."
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...us/sperm_theft

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    In this case, I certainly hope she can't come after him for child support. She sounds like a nut.

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    This could also be just his way of getting out of paying child support...

    I can't imagine having oral sex and (gulp) saving "it" for later to... inject myself ?????

    Weird..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamid
    An appeals court said a man can press a claim for emotional distress after learning a former lover had used his sperm to have a baby. But he can't claim theft, the ruling said, because the sperm were hers to keep.

    The sperm was hers to keep!!! OMGGGG!!! That is hilarious!!!!
    Amy