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Sofía Vergara's ex 'banned from using embryos'

Sofía Vergara and her ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb allegedly signed documentation stating they would both need to agree for their frozen embryos to be used.

Yesterday, In Touch Weekly reported that Nick Loeb had filed a lawsuit against his Modern Family ex which centred embryos they had made in November 2013. It was alleged that he used the pseudonym John Doe in the paperwork and wanted them saved even though he and Sofía split last year.

An excerpt published by the magazine said Sofía "refuses to agree to their preservation under all circumstances".

The couple's California fertility clinic is also reportedly embroiled in the legal wranglings. However, RadarOnline now claims that even if the embryos are saved Nick will not be able to use them. That's because he and the 42-year-old actress reportedly signed paperwork stating they would both need to give permission for conception to happen.

"We understand and are aware that we may change this Directive. However, any and all changes must be mutually agreed to between both named partners. One person cannot use the Cryopreserved Material to create a child (whether or not he or she intends to rear the child) without explicit written consent of the other person (either by notary or witnessed by ART Physician staff member or ART staff),”? the medical consent form reads, according to RadarOnline.

Sources add that Nick and Sofía both signed the paperwork.

In Touch claimed they had also argued about what would happen to the embryos should either of them pass away, with RadarOnline reporting the former couple agreed they would be thawed in that instance.

New York Post also reported on the lawsuit today, claiming to have confirmed that it was filed by Nick against Sofía. The publication was unable to get in touch with her lawyer, while Nick has decided against commenting on the report.

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