Test shows Keanu isn't the father, lawyer says
A Toronto lawyer representing Keanu Reeves says a paternity test has proved the actor never sired a child with Karen Sala, the Barrie woman who is seeking millions in spousal and child support.
Unlike the alleged fathers who test negative on The Maury Povich Show, Reeves didn't show relief at the results, said his lawyer. "He was confident the tests would prove he was not the father. He never had any doubt," said Lorne Wolfson.
Sala alleged she had a sexual relationship with Reeves before, during and after her marriage. In May, she told the Star she believed the actor may have fathered one or more of her four children, who are now in their 20s. She said Reeves used to buy them Christmas gifts when they were younger.
She was seeking $3 million a month in spousal support, retroactive to November 2006, as well as $150,000 a month in child support, going back to June 1988.
Reached at her home, Sala said the DNA results are not "trustworthy" and she wasn't given full access to the results. "He's pretty confident ... but I noticed they failed to mention the results (also) excluded me as the mother."
Sala has a court date in December to seek full disclosure of the results.
Reeves, 45, grew up in Toronto before leaving for Hollywood in 1986. He has maintained he didn't know Sala and never had any relationship with her, intimate or otherwise.
Born in Lebanon, Reeves moved to Toronto with his mother after his parents divorced. He starred in the Matrix films as well as Speed and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.