The Canadian Press (Ca), September 1, 2009
Keanu Reeves agrees to DNA paternity testing
Barrie woman says he may be father of four adult sons
BARRIE, Ont. — A central Ontario woman was jubilant as she left court today after hearing that Hollywood star Keanu Reeves has agreed to a DNA test that will be compared to her children’s DNA.
The DNA will be used to find out if the actor is the biological father of any of Karen Sala’s four adult sons.
The issue was brought to court last May when Sala, 46, filed a claim that Reeves is the father of at least one of her four adult children.
Sala wanted the court to order the DNA test to prove it.
She refused to say if she is seeking any financial support from Reeves.
However, documents filed with the court show she is asking for $150,000 a month in child support retroactive to June 1988, and an order for $3 million a month in spousal support retroactive to November 2006.
“It’s great news,” Sala said outside of court today. “Finally, we can get some closure on this.”
“This is not about revenge or an attack on his good character, it’s about closure and getting some peace,” said Sala. “This is a personal journey.”
While Reeves did not appear in family court today, Toronto lawyer Lorne Wolfson confirmed that his client has agreed to the test.
“There will be a DNA test done within the next while,” Wolfson said. “All parties have consented to having the test.”
Reeves’s publicist, Cheryl Maisel, had said previously that the actor does not know Sala.
The parties are expected to be back in court on Oct. 16.