AN ATTORNEY FOR WILLIAM SHATNER OBJECTED, BUT A CLEARWATER MAN GETS TO CLAIM THE ACTOR’S NAME ANYWAY

A Pinellas judge ruled there’s nothing wrong with the name-change request from Peter Sloan, who says the actor is his biological father.

Fresh from a name change granted by a judge, Peter Shatner of Clearwater redid one side of his mailbox to reflect his new identity. The other side still reads Peter Sloan. He claims actor William Shatner is his biological father. [ANGELIQUE HERRING | Times]

CLEARWATER — Peter Sloan claims William Shatner is his biological father. He has tried and failed for decades to get the actor to admit publicly they’re related.

Sloan has also tried and failed to coax a DNA test out of the man best known as Captain Kirk on Star Trek and most recently, as a guest star on the Canadian TV series Private Eyes.

So, in January, Sloan decided to “take back” the last name that he calls his birthright. He petitioned a Pinellas County court to have his name legally changed to Peter Shatner. An attorney for William Shatner asked the court to deny the request.

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