The women, who are demanding millions in compensation, claim they were told he had a masters degree, spoke five different languages and had an IQ of 160.
A British couple are suing a US donor company, claiming the sperm they used to have their two children was from a schizophrenic criminal.
The women claim the firm told them their donor had a masters degree in neuroscience, spoke five different languages and was a genius with an IQ of 160.
But they learnt of his alleged mental illness while expecting their second child by him.
Now the London-based couple fear their children could inherit his reported schizophrenia, which can take up to 40 years to appear, and are demanding millions of pounds in compensation from the Xytex Corporation.
A source said: “They’re fraught with worry. Their children could be like ticking time bombs.”
The couple claim the donor’s health checklist admitted only to colour blindness in his family and a Xytex counsellor called him the “perfect donor”.
The couple paid around £1,700 (US$2,450) each time for six samples of his sperm and had their first child in 2012, then used the same donor again in 2014.
A Canadian mum who had also used his sperm alerted them after his email address was wrongly received by the women.
She told them the donor was Christian Aggeles, who had fathered at least 36 children.
Lawyers for the pair claim they “were injured and deceived” by Xytex.
Xytex deny wrongdoing and say they comply “with all industry standards”. Xytex have yet to file their defence.
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