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    Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    BBC News
    8 January 2009


    A US man divorcing his wife is demanding that she return the kidney he donated to her or pay him $1.5m (1m) in compensation.

    Dr Richard Batista told reporters that he decided to go public because he was frustrated at the slow pace of divorce negotiations with his estranged wife.

    He said he had not only given his heart to his wife, Dawnell, but donated his kidney to save her life.

    But divorce lawyers say a donated organ is not a marital asset to be divided.

    Dr Batista married Dawnell in 1990 and donated the kidney to her in 2001. She filed for divorce in 2005 and a settlement has still not been reached.

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    "I felt humiliated, betrayed, disrespected and disregarded for me as a person, as a man, as a husband, as a father."

    Dr Batista's lawyer, Dominic Barbara, said his client was "asking for the value of the kidney" that he gave his wife.

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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    I saw this last nite.

    He values his kidney at 1.5 million dollars.
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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    I feel sorry for the guy. I mean, he gave her a kidney, for crying out loud, then she cheated on him and filed for divorce.

    Still, you can't go around reclaiming body parts. Cheating is not a capital offense. Nor can you demand payment for said body parts; that's illegal.

    So as amusing as this scenario is, it's destined to go nowhere legally.

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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    He should demand his brain back, which he lost when he asked her to marry him.
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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    Shr should have called no backsies

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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    Anyone wanna start a poll on what happens after this guy loses?

    I put my imaginary 5 bucks into him capturing her with chlorophorm(sp?) removing the kidney and leaving her in a cruddy hotel room in a bath-o-ice.

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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    If she wants, I'll give the guy one of my kidneys, and she can just pay me $750,000. We all win. I'm generous like that.

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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    She is a punk. It's one thing to file for divorce, it's another to go off and cheat on him. I hope she receives public scrutiny. I think the ex is just enraged and not thinking clearly. I'm sure his $$ lawyer is making it all sound reasonable, when just in fact it's not.

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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    She is a punk. It's one thing to file for divorce, it's another to go off and cheat on him. I hope she receives public scrutiny. I think the ex is just enraged and not thinking clearly. I'm sure his $$ lawyer is making it all sound reasonable, when just in fact it's not.

    Agreed.

    It is pretty unfortunate that she just so happens to have his kidney. I do not think the kidney has anything to do with the relationship. He is just making it seem as if he gave the kidney to her in hopes that she would forever be in love with him... I smell a good "based on a true story" horror novel coming out of this... what if he wanted his kidney back and couldn't rely on the law to get it.
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    Re: Divorce man 'wants kidney back'

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post

    So as amusing as this scenario is,

    I find it extremely amusing.

    What a bitch she must be to do something like that to someone who saved her life. At least give the guy a break and divorce him first.
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