Because the sperm donor hid a dark secret from the moms
James MacDougall, 37, went on with private sperm donations to gay women, despite knowing he suffered from Fragile X syndrome.
A sperm donor who fathered 15 children without telling mothers he suffers from an incurable genetic condition said he “did a good thing”.
James MacDougall, 37, went on with private sperm donations to gay women, despite knowing he suffered from Fragile X syndrome. The sun reported.
The genetic condition, which is inheritable, leads to low IQ, developmental delay, and cannot be cured.
Mr. MacDougall’s identity was revealed after asking courts to allow him to spend time with four of the children, aged up to three.
Ms Justice Lieven, sitting in a court in Derby in the UK, denied him parental responsibility and said he should be appointed to prevent other women from using him as a sperm donor.
But the 37-year-old, who advertised private donations on social media, insists he did nothing wrong and was actually helping these women.
He told MailOnline: “I haven’t done anything wrong.
“I did a good thing helping these women, I gave them babies but people say I haven’t been honest.
“The whole truth will come out. I am very angry and upset. “
Her mother, Ms. MacDougall, 73, told the outlet that her son “just wanted to be a part” of the children’s lives and was now “struggling with everything” after his application was denied.
He said: “He wanted to be a part of their lives, he wanted to see his children.
“He has a kind heart and would do anything for anyone, but he’s gullible.
“He just wanted to help those people, help those women in a gay relationship achieve their dreams and become parents.
“He didn’t look for money, as far as we know, to provide that service, he just did it.”
Although Mr. MacDougall initially signed an agreement stating that he did not want to make contact with some of the children, he later asked to spend some time with them.
Three moms objected to Mr. MacDougall’s response.
The judge adjourned the case until he received a complaint from social services. He found that Mr. MacDougall was a complex person, with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum, with fixed views, concrete thinking and a profound lack of intuition.
This story originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced here with permission.