And some people thought Game of Thrones was fictional:
A woman conned her husband into thinking that he was the father of her son after undergoing IVF treatment using her ex-boyfriend’s sperm….
The husband (who can’t be named so let’s call him Mr H) has said that in 2004, he and his wife (Mrs W) “travelled to a clinic in Barcelona, Spain, where he gave a sample of his sperm”. Mr H says that a few months later Mrs W went back to the clinic and “was impregnated with her ex-boyfriends sperm instead”.
Oh wow that’s an awkward thing to come clean about.
The baby was born in 2005, and when six months old, Mr H and Mrs W separated and divorced. Mr H continued to pay child support over the years, amounting to over £80 000.
It all came to light in 2011 when Mr H said he wasn’t seeing his son enough. Mrs W then told him he was not the child’s biological father.
Gents, how would you feel about this? Mr H is not happy, and is suing his ex for “more than £100 000 in damages”, using ‘deceit’ as the basis for the argument.
On a serious note, at the recent conference I attended, one of the physicians reported that misattributed paternity now accounts for 9-11% of all births in the United States. More on that statistic soon…..