JEFFERSON PARISH, La. –The long and strange battle between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance’ Nick Loeb over the couple’s two frozen embryos has moved to Louisiana, after previously being litigated only in California courts.
According to The New Orleans Advocate, Vergara was sued Wednesday on behalf of her embryos “Emma” and “Isabella,” which are currently being preserved in a Beverly Hills tank.
“Emma and Isabella seek that they be entrusted to their natural father Loeb, who is willing and desirous that they be born and become eligible to receive their inheritance,” the petition filed in 24th Judicial District Court said.
Documents said the new suit was filed in Louisiana because Vergara and Loeb lived here occasionally in 2013 and 2014, broke up here and their trust was created here.
Louisiana also has some of the strongest pro-life laws in the nation.
Louisiana law holds that viable embryos are people who can’t be intentionally destroyed.