A Dutch artist is facing court in an attempt to persuade him to cease his ‘obsessive’ sperm donation, despite accusations that he has fathered hundreds of children worldwide.
According to the Donorkind Foundation, who is suing Jonathan Jacob Meijer, he has deceived hundreds of women around the world and may have fathered approximately 550 children.
Mr. Meijer, from The Hague, was blacklisted in 2017 after the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology notified him that he had fathered 102 children through ten separate clinics in the Netherlands. According to the Dutch news website AD, he continued to give overseas in Denmark and Ukraine, as well as sell his skills through websites and social media.
Eva, the Dutch woman at the centre of the court case, had a child by Mr Meijer in 2018 and said it made her feel ‘sick to her stomach’ that he had fathered so many children.
She said: ‘If I had known he had already fathered more than 100 children I would never have chosen him.
‘If I think about the consequences this could have for my child I am sick to my stomach.
‘Many mothers have told him he needs to stop, but nothing helps. So going to court is the only option I have to protect my child.’
Eva and the Donorkind Foundation want Mr. Meijer to stop donating and find out which clinics he has donated sperm to.
They claim Mr Meijer lied to hundreds of women about the number of children he fathered.
Eva also wants to destroy all of his sperm that is still in storage, unless it has been reserved for a lady who already has one of his children.
The foundation’s head, Ties van der Meer, stated, “We are taking action against this man since the national government is doing nothing.”
‘He has a global reach via internet and he does business with large, international sperm banks.’
Donorkind’s lawyer Mark de Hek said: ‘This behavior is dangerous for the mental well-being and health of donor children. By preferring his reproductive urge, the donor is acting unlawfully.
‘In addition, he violates the agreements with the clinics and with the prospective parents, because they trusted his promise that he would father a maximum of 25 children.’