Dutch musician, 41, faces court bid to halt his ‘obsessive’ sperm donation amid claims he has misled women on his way to fathering 550 children around the world
- Jonathan Jacob Meijer, 41, may have fathered nearly 550 children, claim lawyers
- Mr Meijer is accused of misleading hundreds of women and acting ‘unlawfully’
A Dutch musician is facing court in a bid to get him to stop his ‘obsessive’ sperm donating amid claims he has fathered hundreds of children around the world.
Jonathan Jacob Meijer, 41, has misled hundreds of women all over the world and may have fathered nearly 550 children, according to the Donorkind foundation, which is suing him.
Mr Meijer, from The Hague, Netherlands, was blacklisted in 2017 after the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology warned he had fathered 102 children via ten different clinics in the Netherlands.
But he continued to donate abroad in Denmark and Ukraine and offered his services through websites and social media, according the Dutch news website AD.
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.
Jonathan Jacob Meijer, 41, has misled hundreds of women all over the world and may have fathered nearly 550 children, according to the Donorkind foundation, which is suing him
He continued to donate abroad in Denmark and Ukraine and offered his services through websites, according the Dutch news website AD. Stock image of liquid nitrogen cryogenic tank used for the sperm donation process
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 to stop Mr Meijer donating and to find out exactly which clinics he has donated sperm to.
They have accused Mr Meijer of ‘lying’ to hundreds of women about the number of children he has fathered.
Eva also wants all his sperm still in storage to be destroyed, unless it has been reserved for a woman who already has one of his children.
They have accused Mr Meijer of ‘lying’ to hundreds of women about the number of children he has fathered
Ties van der Meer, the foundation’s chairman, said: ‘We are taking action against this man because 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.’