‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara sued by her own frozen embryos
Hollywood star Sofia Vergara is best known for playing eccentric beauty Gloria Delgado Pritchett, a sexy Colombian immigrant who dotes on her two young sons on the hit show “Modern Family.”
But in real life this week, the Emmy-nominated actress is being sued by two frozen “pre-embryos,” or fertilized eggs that have not been implanted, she created via IVF with her former fiancé, businessman Nick Loeb.
Vergara is being sued by a Louisiana pro-life group representing the frozen fertilized eggs, which are stored in an Los Angeles facility. The pre-embryos have been the center of a long legal battle, resulting in this week’s lawsuit.
The bizarre lawsuit demands that Loeb, whom Vergara split from in 2014 amid abuse allegations, be given sold custody of the pre-embryos, which he’s named “Emma” and “Isabella.” The suit says a trust was created for the embryos in Louisiana, which has laws that allows an embryo to sue a person.