Oh, S**t: Fertility Doctor Caught Impregnating Women with His Own Sperm
This is some twisted stuff.
This guy decided his lineage was gonna go on, whether people wanted it or not.
A 36-year-old woman is suing a retired Idaho fertility doctor after discovering via an Ancestry.com DNA test that he allegedly used his own sperm to impregnate her mother.Kelli Rowlette, of Washington state, sent off her genetic sample to the popular genealogy website last year but assumed there had been a mistake when the DNA did not match that of her own father.
Instead, Ancestry.com had predicted a parent-child relationship between Rowlette and a reproductive specialist 500 miles away named Dr. Gerald E. Mortimer.
Rowlette later discovered that Dr Mortimer, who has since retired, apparently used his own semen to impregnate her mother and she has now filed a lawsuit accusing him of medical negligence, battery and fraud.
According to the lawsuit, Rowlette was not aware at the time that her now-divorced parents, Howard Fowler and Sally Ashby, had gone to Dr Mortimer when they were living in Idaho in the 1980s because they were having trouble conceiving.The doctor had recommended mixing the husband's sperm with other matching donors to increase the chances of fertility. The couple agreed and specifically asked for donors that were college students and more than 6 feet tall.
Dr Mortimer performed the procedure but allegedly never revealed to their parents that he was using his own sperm.She is suing Dr Mortimer and Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls, accusing them of medical negligence, fraud, negligent infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.It is not clear if Dr Mortimer has an attorney. -(Emily Crane, Daily Mail)