A federal judge has dismissed a paternity case from a man claiming to be the son of William Shatner.
Peter Michael Sloan filed the suit claiming that during a meeting with Shatner on the set of T.J. Hooker back when that series aired, Shatner admitted that he was Sloan’s father.
Shatner and his representatives have denied that claim. “I had another conversation with Bill, who confirmed to me once again that he is not your father,” said Shatner’s attorney, Erik Hyman, in a November 2011 letter to Sloan that was cited in the lawsuit. “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.”
Sloan wanted a paternity test and $170 million in damages from Shatner.
Sloan’s suit was “a rambling recitation of various alleged meetings, letters, articles, radio transcripts and internet posts,” said the judge who heard the case. “(Sloan’s) complaint, even liberally construed, fails to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and fails to assert any discernible basis for the relief sought against the named defendants.”
Sloan has until February 28 to file an updated complaint.
Source: Palm Beach Post