James T. Kirk, our favorite Jewish starship captain, was the randiest guy in the galaxy. And so, it seems, is the actor who played the legendary Enterprise flyboy.
That bit is actually not news. After all, the 85-year-old Shatner is now on wife Number 4.
What is news is a blockbuster lawsuit filed by a 59-year-old Florida radio host who claims Shatner is daddy dearest.
My children are my life. I have three kids in total; Leslie, Lisabeth & Melanie. They are my reason to get up & live each day to the fullest— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 15, 2015
Peter Sloan — who goes by the name Peter Shanter — wants a whopping $170 million. Sloan says that Shatner, had an affair with his birth mother, who CNN reports is named Katherine Burt (a/k/a Kathy McNeil). Burt, he said, gave him up for adoption.
Sloan says Shatner — whose lawyer said the star denies assertion — has refused a paternity test.
Shatner seemed to be responding to the scandal with a single tweet Thursday.
“My children are my life. I have three kids in total: Leslie, Lisabeth & Melanie. They are my reason to get up.”
Sloan was not included in his list.
William Shatner Hits Back at ‘Love Child’ Who Filed $170M Paternity Suit
John Oswald is The Forward’s deputy digital media editor.