SYDNEY – An Australian woman is suing a deli after drinking bottled water that allegedly contained semen, lawyers said Friday, with claims that DNA showed it matched the owner of the business.
Alicia Cooper has filed a writ of summons in the District Court of Western Australia against the owner. Among its accusations, the writ states the owner knowingly placed the sperm in the bottled water and allowed its sale.
“Instantly I knew something was not right, I just knew,” Cooper, who is seeking damages and medical expenses for the stress and depression suffered from drinking the water, told Fairfax Media.
After Cooper lodged a complaint about the water with the health department in the city of Stirling, a sample was collected for testing, and the results revealed it contained spermatozoa, the Fairfax report said. A DNA sample was taken from the owner, and testing confirmed his sample matched the sperm in the water.