According to a lawsuit filed in New York last week, 29-year-old millionaire businessman Ron Ozer attempted to pressure his pregnant girlfriend into aborting their child through harassment and a bribe.
The New York Post reports that Ozer met his girlfriend, Elmira Naymark, through mutual friends in 2013, and the two dated for about two and a half years. The two reportedly discussed marriage, with Ozer hinting at future marriage plans. Things seemed to be going well.
But according to the lawsuit, filed by Naymark, things changed when she told Ozer she was pregnant in January.
Naymark claims that, upon hearing the news, Ozer became hostile, commanding her to “call the clinic” and “take a pill.” When she told him she intended to keep the baby, Ozer allegedly responded, “I f–king hate you,” also calling her “white trash” and “disgusting,” according to Naymark.
The lawsuit also claims that Ozer had a colleague offer Naymark up to $75,000 to get an abortion. The New York Post reports:
“He wants to help you out and take care of this,” the friend allegedly texted Naymark. “This isn’t the only chance for you to have children. You don’t have to force this and do it alone.”
“He’d be willing to offer a lump sum of money to you . . . I’m sure he would have no problem with 50k-75,000+.”
Naymark, who followed through with her decision to keep the baby and gave birth to a baby girl in September, claims that Ozer has not contributed a cent to his daughter yet, forcing Naymark to use Medicaid and food stamps. Naymark is suing for child support, a paternity test, full custody of the girl, health insurance for her baby, and a life insurance policy benefitting herself and her baby.
Ozer, who reportedly lives in a $2 million apartment in a building formerly lived in by actor Robert De Niro, has yet to comment publicly on the lawsuit.
Abortion coercion is unfortunately not uncommon, as 64 percent of women say they were pressured in some way to abort their babies.