A New Jersey woman sues a gynecologist who she says secretly used his own semen to impregnate her during IVF treatment in 1983 – and she didn’t find out until her adult daughter took a 23andMe DNA test.
Bianca Voss, now 75, joined Dr. Martin Greenberg on Park Avenue for fertility treatment. She claims in her lawsuit – which calls the incident “ medical rape ” – that Greenberg promised to use sperm from an anonymous donor but secretly drenched her with her own sperm instead.
She knew nothing about it until her daughter Roberta, now 37, took a DNA test at home that showed he was the father.
Now Voss is suing Greenberg, who lives in Miami and is now 81.
He has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Bianca’s daughter Roberta said she was “disgusted” by what had happened.
Bianca Voss, now 75, (left) and her daughter Roberta (right) now 37, at a Zoom press conference on Tuesday. Bianca went to see Dr. Greenberg for IVF
These are the results of the DNA test Roberta did with 23andMe last year. It unequivocally named Martin as the father
There in black and white, Dr. Greenberg … was identified as my father.
Not my possible father, not someone with many of the same DNA characteristics, it says plainly, he is my father.
‘It’s horrifying to look in the mirror and see the person who violated my mom and I see his face every time I look in the mirror.
I’m confused about who I am, what this means and what kind of person would this do? And is that part of who I am? And what about my son? ‘ she said.
She hasn’t had any contact with Greenberg. It’s unclear what the circumstances were that led Bianca to seek IVF treatment in the 1980s, or whether Greenberg was married or had other children at the time. The lawsuit says he has since had a son, who died at a young age.
De Voss’s lawsuit also wants to find out more about how Greenberg’s son died, to find out if Roberta is at greater risk for a genetic medical condition.
Greenberg asked her if she had a preference for the sperm donor’s ethnicity and collected $ 100 from her for the treatment, she says in her lawsuit.
Defendant stood with her legs spread in stirrups over Plaintiff and put his own bodily fluids into her.
Plaintiff would never have agreed that the defendant would use his own sperm to impregnate her.
Roberta has tried to contact Greenberg through the service, where his details were already stored, but she says she has not heard anything
Defendant used his position of trust and authority to insert his own semen with plaintiff. He has violated his oath as a doctor, ”says lawyer Jason Kane.
The complaint, seen through NBC News, adds: ‘Dr. Martin Greenberg injected his own semen into this patient, Bianca Voss. He did this without her permission and against her will.
Some people call this heinous act ‘medical rape’. But regardless of the name, Greenberg’s heinous and willful misconduct is unethical, unacceptable and illegal. ‘
Bianca gave birth to her daughter in 1984.
In the fall of 2020, the daughter, Roberta, used 23andMe to learn more about her family and heritage.
The test result came back 100 percent that Greenberg was her father. It’s unclear why his DNA was on file – usually it’s because that person or their family members submitted it for their own investigation or it was handed over by the police.
According to the lawsuit, Greenberg had previously been sanctioned for ‘dishonorable, unethical, [and] unprofessional behavior ‘, but it is unclear what that behavior was.
It is also unclear if there are other women with similar claims against him.
Roberta says she learned about Greenberg’s family and that he had a son who died at a young age.
She tried to contact him to ask if there was any family medical history she needed to know about her own son, but he ignored her.
The Voss family is now seeking at least $ 75,000 in damages.