Canada.com (Ca), July 6, 2009
Keanu's counsel confident paternity suit will be dismissed
"He denies that he had an intimate relationship with this woman"
TORONTO — A lawyer representing actor Keanu Reeves in a paternity suit brought by a woman from Barrie, Ont., said he is "very confident" the case will eventually be dismissed.
Karen Sala, 47 is seeking a DNA sample from Reeves, 44, claiming he possibly fathered "more than one" of her four children.
Lorne H. Wolfson said his client denies he's the father of any of Sala's children, who are now all in their 20s.
"He denies that he had an intimate relationship with this woman and, to the best of his recollection, he's never met her," Wolfson said after a brief appearance Monday at a Barrie courthouse to set a date for a case conference.
"I'm very confident that the application will be dismissed eventually," Wolfson said.
In addition to a declaration of parentage, Sala, who is representing herself, is seeking child support of $150,000 per month, retroactive to June 1988, as well as $3 million per month in spousal support, retroactive to November 2006.
Sala said she knew Reeves when he lived in Toronto, and grew up in the same area.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.
Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, but lived in Toronto during his youth before moving to Los Angeles.
A case conference is set for Aug. 20. Reeves is not expected to appear.