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Bill Johnson Sperm Scandal: Former Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate 'Obsessed' With Sperm Donation

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Bill Johnson, a Republican candidate for governor, stands in front of supporters at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 on the state Capitol steps in Montgomery, Ala.(AP Photo/Phillip Rawls)
Bill Johnson, a Republican candidate for governor, stands in front of supporters at a news conference, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 on the state Capitol steps in Montgomery, Ala.(AP Photo/Phillip Rawls)

Back in 2010, conservative politician Bill Johnson (R-Ala.) was focused on running for the governor. Two years later, his wife claims he is moving to the other side of the world to fancy a different lifestyle.

In a Sunday interview with the New Zealand Herald, Kathy Johnson told the newspaper that her husband has returned to the southwestern Pacific island where he made headlines in December 2011 for allegedly donating sperm to lesbian couples.

"He is obsessed with this," the former Miss America finalist told the Herald. "He doesn't want to stop."

"I will not chase him to the other side of the world so he can be a part-time father to children he created with other women," she said.

Back in December, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Johnson first arrived in New Zealand to help with Christchurch earthquake recovery efforts. The 6.1 temblor caused major damage across the region, killing 185 people.

The paper reported Johnson used the online name "chchbill" to participate in donor registries for New Zealand women looking to get pregnant, including a number of lesbian couples. During his run for governor, Johnson classified himself as a candidate against gay marriage.

According to the Birmingham News, Johnson said back in December that his wife's hysterectomy made her incapable of conceiving kids. He added that fathering a child was “a need that I have.”

In Sunday's New Zealand Herald interview, Kathy told the paper that Bill had donated sperm to women wanting children at least 50 times over a handful of months.

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