Sofía Vergara has won a new battle in the judicial war that confronts her ex-partner Nick Loeb for the rights to frozen embryos, American media report.
The Superior Court of Los Angeles (United States) ordered on Tuesday that Loeb cannot make use of those embryos without “the explicit and written consent” of the Colombian actress, details the portal Page Six.
Vergara and Loeb decided to use the IVF method and frozen embryos when they were a couple.
Their romantic relationship began in 2010 and in 2012 they got engaged, but in 2014 they broke up. and shortly after, disputes began in the courts over the frozen embryos that have dragged on for years.
Vergara maintains that one of the two parties cannot exclusively obtain the rights to the embryos without the consent of the other.
“There is a contract and he can’t do anything”He stated in a 2015 interview with Howard Stern.
“Sad that Sophia, a devout Catholic, intentionally created babies to simply kill them“Loeb said Wednesday in a statement collected by People magazine, after hearing the latest ruling against him.
Influenced by his anti-abortion and ultra-conservative ideas, Loeb has just released a movie called “Roe v. Wade ”on the case that led the United States Supreme Court to recognize the right to abortion in 1973.
Several actors from “Roe v. Wade ”complained in recent weeks that they still haven’t received their pay for this film, shot in 2018.
Loeb has tried unsuccessfully to take the frozen embryo case from liberal California to conservative Louisiana.
Vergara, one of the most important Hispanic stars in the United States thanks to his successful role in “Modern Family” (2009-2020), married actor Joe Manganiello in 2015.
At a very young age, the Colombian married Joe González in 1991, from whom she divorced in 1993 and with whom she had a son named Manolo.