Families sue U.S. sperm bank after " healthy genius" donor turns out to be a psychotic criminal

Two Canadian families are suing Atlanta sperm bank Xytex for selling them sperm advertised as coming from a healthy PhD candidate in neuroscience engineering with an IQ of 160. In actuality, Donor #9623 was diagnosed in 2000 with "schizophrenia, narcissistic personality disorder, a drug-induced psychotic disorder, and significant grandiose delusions."


While he was a donor, Donor #9623 was hospitalized for mental health reasons and arrested several times, according to court documents.

In addition, he had no degrees, was a convicted felon and had been arrested for burglary, trespassing, driving under the influence and disorderly conduct.

The donor is believed to have fathered 36 children.