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Japanese woman gives up baby, sues sperm donor for $3 million after learning he lied

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  • A 30-year-old Tokyo woman is suing a married Chinese sperm donor who allegedly posed as a single Japanese man with a Kyoto University degree.
  • The woman became pregnant in June 2019 after having sex with the donor 10 times.
  • She and her husband discovered the truth later on in the pregnancy and gave up the baby after she gave birth.
  • The woman is now seeking approximately $2.8 million dollars as compensation for emotional distress.

A woman in Japan has filed a lawsuit against the sperm donor who impregnated her, alleging that he was dishonest about his civil status, educational background and ethnicity. 

The unnamed plaintiff, a 30-year-old woman from Tokyo, said she and her husband wanted to have a second child but were concerned after finding out that her husband has a hereditary condition, reported Tokyo Shimbun via Newsweek