That nervous shuffling you just heard was the Travelocity Gnome and the Trivago DILF hauling ass to the nearest computer, pulling up Facebook, and scanning to see if any of their discount vacation lays now have a kid that looks like them.
William Shatner, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk and the greatest spoken-word lounge “singer” of all time, has found himself in the middle of a mess that includes a paternity test, a 59-year-old Florida DJ, and $170 million lawsuit. Page Six says that a DJ from Florida named Peter Sloan, who started going by Peter Shatner a few years ago, claims to be William Shatner’s long-lost son. Peter claims William Shatner had a brief affair with a Canadian actress named Kathy McNeil 59 years ago that resulted in a whoopsie baby (Peter). Kathy put Peter up for adoption when he was 5 days old, and now Peter wants his real daddy – which, according to Peter, is William Shatner – in his life.
Unfortunately, William Shatner shat on Peter Sloan’s daddy story. Shatner is side-eyeing Peter’s motives for a reunion and thinks he’s just trying to get his hands on some of that Priceline pitchman cash. But Peter says it’s Shatner who is being shady. Peter says that he met Shatner on the set of T.J. Hooker back in 1984 and claims that Shatner admitted to being Peter’s daddy. However, a week after their T.J. Hooker meeting, a rep for William Shatner allegedly contacted Peter and told him to keep his mouth shut because a casual hookup baby would look bad for Shatner. Shatner also turned down a DNA test.
Cut to 2011. Peter Sloan still believes he’s got Shatner DNA, so he starts going by Peter Shatner on his radio show, Twitter, IMDB, and creates the website www.petershatner.com. Of course, William Shatner’s people weren’t happy, and they sent him a letter telling him to knock it off. Peter is a real Alex Forrest type who won’t be ignored, so he recently decided to sue William Shatner for denying that he’s his daddy. Peter wants $170 million of Shatner’s dollars, and is demanding he take a paternity test. Peter says: “I am William Shatner’s son, and I just wish he would acknowledge me.” William Shatner’s lawyer responded by telling Page Six:
“Mr. Shatner has three lovely daughters, but no sons…Mr. Shatner is aware of the lawsuit, but there’s nothing there because he isn’t his father.”
Peter surprised his maybe-daddy at a meet-and-greet a few years ago. Here is a picture of the two of them together.
I’m getting more of a backstage broken condom baby of Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell from Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire than would-be son of William Shatner, so I don’t know. But I am all for getting a chance to dance across the stage as Maury reads out the words “You ARE the father!“, so attempt to get that DNA proof Peter!