Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A wealthy Turkish businessman has called the cops to report his former partner for stealing his sperm and using it to get pregnant.
Prosecutors in the Turkish province of Izmir confirmed that the 61-year-old businessman, who had made his fortune in the textile industry and was identified only by the initials H.S.T., had filed a complaint for theft against his ex-partner.
The woman, Sevtap Sensari, 45, was quizzed and even brought to court over the allegations as part of paternity case by the man. However, the court threw the case out after deciding that sperm was not something that could be stolen, and that if his partner had managed to collect any, he must have given it to her voluntarily.
The bizarre story began when H.S.T started a relationship with the younger woman after divorcing his wife in 2000, and he decided that he wanted to have a son.
He told his new lover that if she obliged, he would register him in his name, and he insisted that it was done by in vitro fertilisation so that he could guarantee that he got a boy.
The in vitro fertilisation process was reportedly carried out abroad in September 2015, after the male embryos were selected and implanted, and two of them came to term, leaving the couple with twin sons.
But when the woman asked H.S.T. to accept that he was the father, he refused, sparking rows that invariably ended in violence against the woman.
When she decided to end the relationship, and he continued to refuse to register the boys and refused to pay any paternity, she took him to court for compensation to the tune of TRY 500,000 (GBP 26,900).
The man responded by initially refusing to hand over a DNA sample and telling the Karsiyaka 3rd Family Court in 2018 that prosecutors were investigating his wife after he told them that the sperm had been stolen.
However, the court has now reported that the allegations of theft have been thrown out, claiming that they “lacked merit”.
No decision has yet been made on the paternity case, although the court has acknowledged that the theft case is no longer relevant and has also accepted that the man is the father.
The man had promised to marry the woman in a civil ceremony after the birth, but he later refused, and as a result, they were never married.