Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara are heading back to court for those highly coveted, highly ridiculous frozen embryos. Yay?
In another act of pathetic desperation, Loeb was granted permission today to file an amended lawsuit allowing him to seek custody of the two female embryos that were created from his sperm and Vergara’s eggs while they were still together. ET reports:
The revised complaint is the first time Loeb is seeking custody, and the paperwork includes a new claim that Vergara, 42, breached an oral agreement to create the embryos and bring them to term via a surrogate. “He does believe they are his daughters,” Loeb’s lawyer Christina Goodrich explained on Tuesday.
Today, Vergara’s lawyer Fred Silberberg told the Santa Monica, Calif., court that Goodrich took too long to file this argument. “[The] plaintiff is using this lawsuit to continue to attack [Vergara] in the press and continue to have his own visibility in the press,” he said.
As Vergara and Loeb signed a consent form that required they both have to agree before anything can be done with the embryos, Silberberg added, “There is no legal issue.”
Silberberg also made a statement in court that is the opposite of Loeb’s stance and sure to have pro-life advocates up in arms: “Embryos are not children.”
When the 39-year-old businessman originally sued Vergara in August 2014, it was to ensure that the actress did not destroy the embryos. Through her lawyers, the Colombian-born actress has explained that she doesn’t want to use or destroy them but simply leave them frozen.
Loeb is pulling out all the sad stops in this freaking mess of a legal battle- including claiming he was “abused” by Vergara during their relationship and writing an op-ed for The New York Times right when Hot Pursuit came out in theaters. Classy, right?
A MESSAGE FOR NICK:Â let. It. Go. Have. Kids. With. Someone. Else. You seem totally freaking pathetic, and everybody knows it. AUGH MOVE ONNNNNNNNNN Already!