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Dirty Doctors Dancing

In cases like this, it's fun to see the lawyers get rich. We feel bad for the daughter, of course, but for the doctors, it's a good thing. From News of the Weird:

“Six years ago, during a brief affair in Chicago, Dr. Sharon Irons manually inseminated herself with sperm from Dr. Richard O. Phillips, following oral sex. The result was a daughter, now aged 5, for which Phillips has reluctantly been paying $800 a month tosupport while his lawsuit against Irons for deception travels through Illinois courts. A trial judge had dismissed all of his claims, but in February, the Illinois Appeals Court granted a partial reversal, ordering a trial on whether she inflicted 'emotional distress' by a legally 'outrageous' act. However, the Court dismissed Phillips's claim that Irons had "stolen" his sperm, stating that "it was a gift, an absolute and irrevocable transfer of title to property from a donor to a donee" and that, without a specific agreement to return it, it was hers to do with as she pleased.”

Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske