The lawsuit filed against William Shatner by Shatner’s alleged son is a 12-page document that includes some quite interesting comments made by Shatner. When asked whether Peter Sloan, aka Peter Shatner, didn’t look a little bit like him, the former Star Trek star had just one thing to say, “Woa…everybody looks like me a little.”
The 12-page lawsuit detailing the history between 85-year-old William Shatner and 59-year-old Peter Sloan were published by Page Six on March 28. The lawsuit was filed in Tampa, Florida, and is dated March 25, 2016.
Peter Sloan claims that his biological mother, Canadian actress Kathy McNeil, had a short affair with Shatner and that he was the product from the affair. Instead of raising her son, the actress gave the baby up for adoption just five days after his birth.
According to the court documents, William Shatner allegedly admitted to being Sloan’s father and the two met in 1984 in Burbank, California, on the set of “T.J. Hooker.” Sloan claims that he was invited “by his father” to return to the set the following week, but when he contacted Shatner by phone, the actor allegedly seemed agitated and hung up on him.
Instead of hearing from his alleged biological father again, Sloan was contacted by one of Shatner’s representatives telling him that the actor was “totally denying paternity at this point.” Sloan was told “Don’t go public . . . [as it] could be horrendous for [Shatner].”
In 2009, Sloan surprised Shatner at a meet-and-greet, registered the Web domain petershatner.com, and began a local CBS radio show in 2011 under the name Peter Shatner. This time, Sloan was contacted by Shatner’s lawyer who said that Sloan’s actions were “highly illogical.”
“There have been many people over the years who have claimed to be his children or other relatives. He is an incredibly busy, eighty year-old man, and is not interested in spending time discussing this issue with you or any such individuals,” states the lawsuit.
In the lawsuit against William Shatner, Sloan accuses the actor of having shut down his Peter Shatner Twitter page and having removed his IMDB Pro page on which he documented his biographical background. As a result, Sloan is asking “$30 million in compensatory damages, $90 million in punitive damages and $50 million in pain and suffering.” As of March 29, the actor’s representative has not returned a request for comment and William Shatner is refusing to take a paternity DNA test.