- Maia Emmons-Boring told CBS News that she learned she was biologically linked to Dr. Phil Jones, of Grand Junction, Colorado, after submitting a DNA test to Ancestry.com.
- She said she soon learned she had several half-siblings, and the website led her directly to Jones, who was supposed to have artificially inseminated her mother with donor sperm.
- A lawsuit filed against Jones on Monday alleges that Jones, who still has an active medical licence, used his own sperm instead of donor sperm on at least seven artificial inseminations from 1979 to 1985.
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It’s like something out of a “Law and Order” episode: A woman in Texas has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado gynecologist accusing him of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate women without their consent.
Emmons-Boring, along with her family filed a lawsuit against Jones, 80, on Monday, claiming DNA tests showed the doctor was their father, according to the Canon City Daily Record.
The lawsuit alleges that Jones, who still has an active medical licence, used his own sperm instead of donor sperm on at least seven artificial inseminations from 1979 to 1985.
Emmons-Boring said she first learned her father was not her biological father when she received an Ancestry.com message from a stranger last December.
The stranger said she was Emmons-Boring’s half-sister from a different father.
“I think this means that your dad is not your biological father,” Emmons-Boring recalled her husband saying in an interview to CBS News. “And just hearing those words just – I sobbed.”
She said Ancestry.com then led her to more half-siblings, then directly to Jones.
“I’m hurt. I’m disgusted by what my biological father did,” Emmons-Boring told CBS News. “You know, what kind of person is he?”
In an interview with Denver TV station 9 News, who first reported the lawsuit, Jones said he would not give a DNA sample.
“I don’t want to have any incriminating evidence against me,” he told the station.
The lawsuit against Jones alleges medical negligence, lack of informed consent, fraud, and battery. He has not been criminally charged.
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