Man who fathered as much as SIX HUNDRED youngsters is ordered to cease donating sperm by Dutch


A person who fathered as much as 600 youngsters around the globe has been ordered to cease donating sperm by a Dutch court docket.

The 41-year-old Dutchman, recognized by de Telegraaf newspaper as Jonathan Meijer, was forbidden to donate extra semen to clinics, the court docket ruling stated.

He might be fined 100,000 euros (£88,000) per infraction.

Judges additionally ordered Mr Meijer, a musician from The Hague, to write down to clinics overseas asking them to destroy any of his semen they’ve in inventory, besides doses reserved for fogeys who already had youngsters by him.

The choice got here after a civil case was began by a basis representing the pursuits of donor youngsters and Dutch dad and mom who had used Mr Meijer as a donor.

This 41-year-old Dutchman, identified by de Telegraaf newspaper as Jonathan Meijer, was forbidden to donate more semen to clinics, the court ruling said

This 41-year-old Dutchman, recognized by de Telegraaf newspaper as Jonathan Meijer, was forbidden to donate extra semen to clinics, the court docket ruling stated

They argued that Mr Meijer’s continued donations violated the fitting to a non-public lifetime of his donor youngsters, whose capability to kind romantic relationships are hampered by fears of unintentional incest and inbreeding.

Mr Meijer’s mass donations first got here to gentle in 2017 and he was banned from donating to Dutch fertility clinics, the place he had already fathered over 100 youngsters.

Nonetheless, he continued to donate overseas, together with to the Danish sperm financial institution Cryos which operates internationally, and provided his companies by means of web sites and social media, in line with the Dutch information web site Algemeen Dagblad.

Mr Meijer additionally continued to supply himself as a donor on websites matching potential dad and mom with sperm donors, generally utilizing a distinct title, it stated.

Moms – with lookalike youngsters sporting curly blond hair and piercing blue eyes – had even begun to fulfill by likelihood. Some began on-line teams to seek out different girls who had additionally used the identical samples.

Eva, the Dutch lady on the centre of the court docket case, had a baby by Mr Meijer in 2018 and stated it made her really feel ‘sick to her abdomen’ that he had fathered so many different youngsters.

Earlier this 12 months, she stated: ‘If I had identified he had already fathered greater than 100 youngsters I’d by no means have chosen him. If I take into consideration the results this might have for my baby I’m sick to my abdomen.

‘Many moms have advised him he must cease, however nothing helps. So going to court docket is the one possibility I’ve to guard my baby.’

Eva and the Donorkind Basis wished to cease Mr Meijer donating and to seek out out precisely which clinics he has donated sperm to. They accused Mr Meijer of ‘mendacity’ to a whole lot of ladies in regards to the variety of youngsters he has fathered.

Judges have also ordered Mr Meijer to write to clinics abroad asking them to destroy any of his semen they have in stock, except doses reserved for parents who already had children by him

Judges have additionally ordered Mr Meijer to write down to clinics overseas asking them to destroy any of his semen they’ve in inventory, besides doses reserved for fogeys who already had youngsters by him

Eva stated she additionally wished all his sperm nonetheless in storage to be destroyed, until it has been reserved for a lady who already has one in all his youngsters.

Ties van der Meer, the inspiration’s chairman, stated: ‘We’re taking motion in opposition to this man as a result of nationwide authorities is doing nothing. He has a world attain by way of the web and he does enterprise with giant, worldwide sperm banks.’

Donorkind’s lawyer Mark de Hek stated: ‘This habits is harmful for the psychological wellbeing and well being of donor youngsters. By preferring his reproductive urge, the donor is performing unlawfully. 

‘As well as, he violates the agreements with the clinics and with the possible dad and mom, as a result of they trusted his promise that he would father a most of 25 youngsters.’ 

The case might have regarding implications. Van der Meer has spoken of issues that of their teenagers, Mr Meijer’s youngsters might meet one-another and even fall for one another – unaware that they’re biologically brother and sister.

With 17.5million folks, the Netherlands is a small nation. In 2020, just below 12 per cent (round 2.1million) fell in to the 15-24 age vary.

In his on-line profile, Mr Meijer is known to have claimed he resembled Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Chris Hemsworth, and Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.

Talking the Each day Mail in March, Julia – who wished to begin a household together with her spouse Ida – stated, in fact, she thought he seemed extra like a viking.

Nonetheless, the couple – deciding he was ‘cute’ –  met him in a resort to take the supply of his pattern, saying he appeared heat and honest.

As Mr Meijer did not ask for a payment, they advised the Each day Mail they’d no motive to doubt him when he stated his motive for serving to them was purely altruistic. They believed him, too, when he stated he had helped to create simply ’14 or 15′ different youngsters. 

Nonetheless, they later came upon the reality about what number of youngsters he has fathered, saying that it shocked them to the core.

Julia and her spouse stated they continue to be satisfied Mr Meijer is, at coronary heart, ‘a pleasant man’.

Nonetheless, they instructed that he might have a psychological aberration which makes him ‘addicted’ to having youngsters.

Both that or, Julia stated, ‘he desires to be in Guinness World Data. These are the one two causes that might clarify why he desires to unfold his genes’.

A few of his ‘victims’ have arrange a Fb web page with the sinister-sounding title Donor 102 – the variety of infants he was discovered to have fathered in 2017.

Pictured: File image of liquid nitrogen cryogenic tank used for the sperm donation process

Pictured: File picture of liquid nitrogen cryogenic tank used for the sperm donation course of

It was then that Dutch well being authorities first found he was secretly supplying sperm to nearly each fertility clinic within the nation.

This far exceeds the authorized restrict within the Netherlands, which allows donors to father 25 youngsters by as much as 12 completely different girls.

Since then, nevertheless, Mr Meijer defiantly continued to broaden his huge ‘household’ by registering with sperm banks equivalent to Denmark-based Cryos Worldwide, the world’s greatest supplier, which provides to greater than 100 international locations, Britain amongst them, and one other huge worldwide fertility clinic in Ukraine.

He was additionally discovered to make personal preparations over the web, the place sperm donation is totally unregulated, as Julia and Ida discovered to their emotional value.



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