A Florida couple has filed a lawsuit against a gynecologist from Vermont after he allegedly used his own semen during an artificial insemination procedure in 1977.
According to WCAX, “The couple, Cheryl Rousseau and Peter Rousseau, claim they signed a contract with Dr. Coates for him to artificially inseminate Cheryl using donated semen from an unnamed medical student who resembled her husband.
“This could not have been done accidentally” said Jerry O’Neill, the lawyer for the Rousseau family. The family found out just recently when their now 41-year-old daughter wanted to find her genetic background to learn more about her health and background. She used websites like Ancestry.com and 23 and me, which reportedly pointed to Coates.”