Nick Loeb’s crazy embryo lawsuit against Sofia Vergara was finally dismissed

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For the past five years (!!), we’ve been getting updates on Nick Loeb’s crazy “custody” lawsuit against Sofia Vergara. Loeb and Vergara dated on-and-off for years, and at one point they were even engaged. During one of their “on” periods, they discussed having a child via gestational carrier, and they went so far as to create embryos and have them implanted into a carrier. The fertilization didn’t “take” and at that point, Loeb and Vergara were on the outs. They broke up, and Vergara became involved with Joe Manganiello, and now they’re happily married. Ever since Vergara left him, Loeb has been suing her for “custody” of the remaining embryos they created. Vergara has been fighting this stalker fool for five years, even as Loeb went shopping for friendly jurisdictions to hear his stupid case. Well, even the friendliest jurisdiction thinks he’s bonkers.

Nick Loeb’s wild, never-ending frozen embryo custody case against his ex-fiancée Sofía Vergara has ended in Louisiana for now — with a judge dismissing his claims. Page Six reported last year that Vergara’s ex “moved” to the Bayou State in a bid to win his suit there, since he hoped Louisiana would recognize the unborn embryos’ rights.

The case bounced to various Louisiana courts before landing in the 25th Judicial District Court for Plaquemines Parish, where Judge Kevin D. Conner handed Vergara a big victory. Conner dismissed Loeb’s case on Oct. 11 “with prejudice,” Page Six has learned, ruling in Vergara’s favor on nine motions and decreeing all trial exhibits except one be unsealed. Loeb was fighting to keep the documents private.

Loeb also argued he’d lived at two Louisiana residences outside New Orleans on “Zeta Drive” and “Protti Drive.” But according to court papers, the judge found that Loeb “testified he did not spend one night at the Protti Drive apartment and that he did not furnish it. He hired someone to receive the furniture and decorate the apartment on Zeta. Mr. Loeb has never voted in Plaquemines Parish … [He] admitted that the utilities at his Belle Chase apartment were cut off due to nonpayment. He does not know any of his neighbors on Zeta.” The judge said that Loeb “does not operate any businesses” or “have a bank account” there.

“According to Mr. Loeb, he resides everywhere and nowhere. He arrived in Louisiana the day before the deposition, traveling from New York,” and while Loeb lived in suburban Belle Chasse, “he stayed for several days at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in New Orleans.” The judge also pointed out that during the time Loeb alleged he lived in Louisiana, he had a daughter with another girlfriend, but the baby was born in New York, and “the child and her mother currently reside in Barcelona,” where Loeb has a $400,000 yacht.

Loeb’s lawyer told us, “We will be appealing the court’s decision,” and said the embryos “are human beings with every right to their lives and every right to be born.” The couple split in 2014.

[From Page Six]

I mean, it sounds like the judge threw the case out on a massive technicality, but that’s good enough for me and I suspect it’s good enough for Sofia Vergara too. Loeb thought he could game the system by buying/renting property in Louisiana with the sole purpose of establishing residency for his unhinged lawsuit. And the judge says that Loeb couldn’t even do that right. I hope this is the end of this emotionally abusive mess, but probably not. Loeb will probably end up shopping for a new jurisdiction.

Actor Joe Manganiello and wife/actress Sofia Vergara arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Saban Films' 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Dav

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  1. Devon says:

    Nick Loeb is vile!

  2. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    This guy is insane. What a monster.

    • Shazze says:

      My thoughts exactly – She should file charges against him for stalking or emotional abuse or something!!

      • dj says:

        Agreed. Pure stalker material & seems dangerous due to “obsessional” thinking about SV. I hope she has a restraining order against this guy. I would not trust him at all about anything. Super scary.

    • tealily says:

      Yes, he seems dangerous to me.

    • minx says:

      He really is, this whole thing was so abusive.

  3. Aims says:

    He’s a nut job. This feels like emotional blackmail. She wised up and left him, he knows he can’t have her back, so he comes up with a BS lawsuit to still remain in her life. It ridiculous. I have an idea, if he’s really concerned about kids, why doesn’t he give money to a charity that helps homeless kids or abused kids? Kids that are already here and have been abounded or abused. Oh that’s right, because he wouldn’t be able to harass his ex.

  4. TheOriginalMia says:

    Thank goodness. The thought of this man forcing contact between them because he has their children. Just creepy and abusive.

  5. chitowngal says:

    Good for her! This was outrageous to begin with.

  6. Original Jenns says:

    The case was dismissed with prejudice, so as far as Louisiana is concerned, it’s permanently done. I don’t know how that effects jurisdiction to hear it in other states, but at least one state said byebye. He’s unhinged and I hope his child and her mother are safe from his abuse.

    • Eliza says:

      I hope so!! He’s crazy and this case needs to end. Like I want him to be fined for wasting the courts time across the country with all these appeals that aren’t even really legal as he never lived there.

      She’s married and moved on. He needs to do the same.

    • Lory says:

      Didn’t he “move” to Louisiana because the courts there would look most favorable on his case? If so and even Louisiana declares he’s bonkers he wouldn’t have many other options where he would stand even a sliver of a chance.

  7. Eulalia says:

    As more of this story unravels, the more apparent it becomes that Sofia was probably being emotionally abused for years by this man, and in his obsession with controlling her, he has become completely unhinged. Get some help, Nick.

  8. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    I can’t imagine going through life with this albatross around my neck, waiting for the next idiocy to come by way of a lawyer’s phone call.

    He needs to find a rock to crawl under and stay there. The fact that he HAS a daughter with another woman (a child that lives far away, that he makes little effort to see/be a part of her life) shows that it ISN”T a child that he wants, but SOFIA’S child, to stay attached in her life, to control her that way. He’s a sick f^ck. I wish she could be rid of him entirely already! So glad she’s living HER best life on HER terms with Joe!

    • lucy2 says:

      Exactly! I’m disturbed that anyone would have a child with this maniac, but yes, it’s clear he only wants control, not children.

  9. Betsy says:

    At what point does his behavior constitute a prosecutable offense, like harassment or something?

    I’m glad this was tossed out.

  10. Insomniac says:

    Blech, someone actually had a baby with this psycho? If some guy I met told me “Yeah, I’m suing my ex for custody of our frozen embryos,” I’d leave burn marks on the floor getting away from him.

    Glad Louisiana said No, but there are a few US states that seem only a few steps away from Gilead. I hope this loony doesn’t try them all.

    • Lory says:

      This has been all over the news and has been going on for years so for this woman to still make the decision to go ahead and have a child with this loon is questionable at best. She wouldn’t have to worry about him having contact with the child because he obviously doesn’t care anyway but he would use the child to punish the mother if she dared to get out of line. That much is obvious considering the last few years. I hope the embryos get destroyed at some point so Sofia doesn’t have this hanging over her head for the rest of her life.

    • Algernon says:

      Louisiana is one of the most Gileadish states, though. He went there because they are extremely anti-choice and have some of the harshest laws surrounding abortion in the country. If he couldn’t get this to fly in Louisiana, I don’t know where else will have him.

  11. Ann says:

    Honest question: why can’t Sofia take this to “friendly” jurisdictions to have the embryos destroyed? I think I remember she tried and he faught then won to leave them frozen but he is losing all these other cases. Why can’t Sofia countersue where he lost so this can end? Really no judgment towards Sofia because this situation is painfully bonkers. Just wondering if she can.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      I believe there is a contract in place that states they need BOTH parties to agree to implantation or destruction of the embryos. She refused to sign off on implantation, so he’s refusing destruction to keep control of her and stay in her life (in any way it seems). He doesn’t want the actual CHILD…just ties to Sofia. He is beyond obsessed.

      • hogtowngooner says:

        I’d bet there’s a financial angle to this as well. If he gets his way, and the babies are born (presumably under his full custody?), he can sue Sofia for child support. She’s a network TV actress with mega bucks.

  12. Darkladi says:

    Let me say what we’re all thinking:
    F**k. This. Scumbag.

    You’re welcome.

  13. Sayrah says:

    She was on Howard stern and discussed this. She was careful not to discuss whether the embryos were human or not but focused on that they both signed a contract at the time that if they broke up, they couldn’t be implanted elsewhere. She seems like a good person and was very clear that it’s a contractual issue and didn’t slam nick either… although she would have been in the right to do so.

  14. ariel says:

    I’m not generally one to wholeheartedly plan for illegality- but let’s pool our money and get those frozen embryos unfrozen, damaged, unusable.
    This vile, abusive piece of garbage (who apparently was fine with former girlfriends having abortions- Vergara wanted them to testify, which was one of his issues with the original California suit) has been trying to control and punish her for leaving him.
    Its one of the most horrific versions of non-physical abuse I’ve seen in the public eye.
    He’d be right at home with alki johnny depp and his legal pursuit of the women he mentally and physically abused, who finally left his loser ass.

  15. paranormalgirl says:

    edited because I was replying to an idiot and the post was deleted.

    This has NOTHING to do with babies and EVERYTHING to do with control over Sofia. He sucks.

  16. Lala11_7 says:

    This is a PERFECT example of how the court system in this country is used to TERRORIZE women…PERIOD!

  17. Jb says:

    How psychotic!! Crazy with money is an awful combination

  18. Christina says:

    This case is only unusual because of the embryo contract. So many women live this in their daily lives. Our society creates entitled, fragile men who feel validated by controlling their partners.

  19. Algernon says:

    I heard legal gossip one night at dinner in New Orleans about this case, that it was expected to be tossed out on this residential technicality. Nola lawyers were discussing the reasons the case wouldn’t get traction anywhere, and it’s about money, of course. IVF is big business, there’s a lot of money in it. The last thing anyone wants is the government looking closer at the IVF industry for any reason, and a lawsuit like this could set a terrible precedent that would lead to all kinds of screwy “custody” cases, which might become a deterrent to people pursuing IVF. They all seemed very certain a case like this would never take off.

    • Roo says:

      Also, courts take a very, very dim view of people “forum shopping” like he did to get the best court for their claim or position. The testimony made clear that he only tried to establish a residence to be able to file suit there, and his efforts were piss poor. No one bought his story.

      And I disagree that it was thrown out on a technicality. Establishing jurisdiction and venue is a fundamental part of our court system.

      • Algernon says:

        I only mean it wasn’t thrown out because the judge ruled against the actual cause of the suit, just that it was tossed because he was blatantly abusing the Louisiana court system. They never actually put anything into the record about the “rights” of embryos or anything.

  20. Lindy says:

    This is a perfect example of how abusive men can use the court system and legal process to continue with their abuse. It’s financial abuse in addition to emotional abuse. It’s horrifying and my heart goes out to her for having to suffer through this for so long.

  21. Jess says:

    He’s not done, and I have a feeling he won’t be done with her until he can somehow break her, mentally or physically. He’s a scary man with money and he’s not getting his way, frightening combination. How could any woman have sex or a baby with him when he’s clearly obsessed with his ex? He’s stalking her.

    • Gisele says:

      Yes, to this. He won’t ever stop. He’s absolutely obsessed with her and this legal BS keeps him in her life and lets him exert control over her.

    • lucy2 says:

      Unfortunately I think you’re right. He’s not ever going to stop.

      I was going to say it’d be a shame if the embryos were “accidentally” destroyed, but he’d find some other way to harass her.

    • Godwina says:

      Yep. This has nothing now to do with carrying a torch for her and everything to do with His HonourTM. Can’t let a woman deny him or outdo him. Must be driving him utterly bonkers, existing in his bile-pit. He will do what he can to regain any sense of control, legit or not.

      You in danger, girl.

  22. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    It sounds like he committed fraud upon the court. He should be held in contempt, fined and jailed.

  23. HeyThere! says:

    He is garbage!!! I’m so happy she is free from this mental abuse!!! I can’t imagine dealing with this for five years?! Ugh! Bye loser!!!!

  24. Godwina says:

    This toxic bag of dicks makes Alec Baldwin’s abusive controlling of Basinger via their daughter post-separation look like a pleasant Sunday stroll by the beach.