Actress Sofia Vergara is being sued by her own frozen embryos.
According to reports out this week, a lawsuit has been filed against the actress on behalf of two frozen pre-embryos she conceived with her ex-fiance, Nick Loeb.
Vergara and Loeb created the fertilized eggs, which he named Emma and Isabella, back in 2013.
After they split a year later, he unsuccessfully tried to sue the "Modern Family" star for custody of the pre-embryos.
The lawsuit claims that by not being born, the fertilized eggs are being deprived of their inheritance from a trust that was set up for them in Louisiana.
The plaintiff in this case is a man named James Charbonnet, who is listed as the pre-embryos' "trustee." And he's asking that they be given to Loeb so they can live and eventually receive the trust set up for them.
Under Louisiana state law, an embryo is a "juridical person" who has the right to sue or be sued.
Vergara's lawyer says the eggs in question are "pre-embryos" — an actual embryo is a fertilized egg that has been implanted in the uterus and is beginning to develop.
The lawsuit is likely valid from a legal standpoint, but some experts are worried what a favorable outcome in this case could mean.
A law professor told The Daily Beast: "This would open the floodgates. Assigning legal rights to some cells in a petri dish that might have some potential to become a person if several steps are successfully completed?"
As of Thursday afternoon, Vergara and Loeb had yet to publicly comment on the newest development in their legal battle.