Keanu Reeves has become a movie legend, and he’s also famous for his generosity and overall niceness in real life.
The 57-year-old actor’s appearance as Thomas Anderson and Neo in the fourth Matrix Resurrections installment has caused a commotion among viewers.
The Point Break actor has been shown to be the genuine deal by the revelation that, in his spare time, he has been operating a private foundation that donates to children’s hospitals and cancer research for the last half a decade.
Many people are unaware that he was sued more than ten years ago on the grounds that he is the father of the four grown children of another lady.
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Karen Sala claimed that Keanu was the father of her four children, who were then aged 21, 22, 23, and 25. She requested for child support of $150,000 per month dating back to 1988 and spousal support of $3 million per month, retroactive to 2006.
To be sure, “I do know for a fact that he is the biological father.”
Self-represented Sala told the judge, adding that she had evidence but couldn’t provide it.
Keanu, himself, was taken aback by the accusation since he had never even seen the lady before.
Sala, however, contended that she and Reeves had a sexual connection before, during, and after their marriage, that they cohabitated, and that he was there at the births of three of her children.
Despite the actor’s best efforts to disprove her allegations, the matter proceeded to a court hearing.
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The actor’s attorney said in court that DNA evidence disproved Keanu’s paternity of Sala’s grown children. The Canadian mother, however, doubted the reliability of the assessment.
Karen Sala, a resident of Barrie, Ontario, more than 60 miles north of Toronto, expressed doubts about the DNA findings and suggested other explanations, such as tampering or the actor’s use of hypnosis to influence them.
She claimed to have known Reeves since the young actress was only four or five, since they had both grown up on the same street. The actor spent his formative years in Toronto, moving to Los Angeles in 1986.
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She claimed to know him under a few aliases after the fact.
“I didn’t know he was Keanu Reeves,” she said in court. For me, he will always be Marty Spencer.
Lorne Wolfson, Keanu’s attorney, claims in an affidavit that Karen claimed Keanu had impersonated her ex-husband and the biological father of her children via the use of hypnosis and disguises.
She has “incredible” proof, Wolfson added. The problem is not one that can be tried in court.
Sala’s allegations required a paternity test for each of her children. She also refused to file a petition that would have revealed her ex-husband’s DNA and the birth certificates of their children.
Thankfully, the paternity action was thrown out by Ontario court Fred Graham who said the woman’s accusations were “so incredible” that no rational court would accept them and that a trial would be “a waste of limited judicial resources.”
The Matrix actor has said that this experience was among the most bizarre of his life.
I was required to appear in court. It really sucked. The blame does not lie with me. According to an interview Keanu gave to US Weekly in 2011, “I’m not the dad.”
Some of their devotion to their favourite actors and actresses goes to terrifying lengths. I pray she is able to obtain the assistance she needs.
Keanu’s good name survived the incident unscathed, and he was able to go on with his life.
Help yourself to what you have.