Dr. Donald Cline’s wife — All about the couple’s marriage

Dr. Donald Cline is the topic of Netflix’s latest true crime documentary, Our Father, which places him in the highlight for fathering shut to 100 youngsters throughout his stint as a fertility clinic proprietor. From the late 70s to the mid-80s, Dr. Cline misrepresented the supply of the sperm used to inseminate his sufferers.

His actions got here to mild after Jacoba Ballard performed a DNA take a look at utilizing 23AndMe and discovered that she had more half-siblings than she’d suspected. Ballard and her fellow half-siblings investigated, uncovering the stunning extents of Dr. Cline’s deception and selfishness. 

Dr. Cline dedicated these crimes whereas elevating two sons with his wife, Audrey Susie. 

Dr. Cline claims that the allegations towards him threatened his marriage

Dr. Cline opened his fertility clinic in 1979 and settled in Indiana with his wife, Audrey Susie, and their two sons, Donna and Doug. 

Audrey doesn’t function in Our Father, however the series means that she had no data of her husband’s actions. Donald states that if Audrey ever came upon, she would go away him. 

Earlier than Our Father aired, Donald met with some of his youngsters in a gathering organized by Doug. Jacoba claimed that Donald known as him after the assembly, claiming ‘that digging up the past was destroying his marriage’ as his wife thought-about his actions adultery. 

Dr. Cline’s name to Jacoba might need been a ploy to achieve sympathy and strive to block the publication of his story. Throughout Dr. Cline’s court docket listening to for obstruction of justice, Jacoba claimed that the former physician had satisfied his family of his innocence. 

“It was always about you,” Jacoba mentioned (Per Indianapolis Monthly). “You lied. You still lie. You even have your family believing you, and that sickens me.”

It’s unclear whether or not Donald and Susie are nonetheless collectively, however stories declare that he lives a retiree’s life with family members in Indiana. Lucie Jourdan, director of Our Father, and Jacoba Ballard advised The Guardian:

“He’s active around his community. He’s going to grandchildren’s swim meets and things like that. There’s no hiding. That’s the thing, he’s still out and about. In his head, I don’t think he thinks he’s done much wrong.”

Audrey Susie reportedly acquired fertility remedies from her husband

Our Father offers away little about Audrey Susie, probably as a result of she opted to steer clear of the limelight.

Nevertheless, the documentary reveals that Audrey was one of Dr. Cline’s sufferers, receiving fertility remedies from her husband.