A man who says he’s the son of William Shatner has sued the actor for $170 million. The New York Post reports that the lawsuit was filed in Florida by Peter Sloan, a 59-year-old radio DJ.
Shatner has denied that Sloan is his son. The suit reportedly demands that Shatner participate in a DNA test and stop claiming he is not Sloan’s father.
Sloan “claims his birth mother, late Canadian actress Kathy McNeil, had a brief affair with Captain Kirk in Toronto. She gave him up for adoption at 5 days old,” the Post reports.
The report adds: “In the lawsuit, filed in Tampa, Fla., Sloan states he met with the actor on the set of ‘T.J. Hooker’ in 1984 and Shatner initially ‘admitted he was the plaintiff’s father.’ But a week later, Sloan claims, he was contacted by a rep for Shatner, who said he was ‘totally denying paternity at this point,’ and added, ‘Don’t go public . . . [as it] could be horrendous for [Shatner],’ who refused a DNA test.”