The Keanu Reeves Lawsuit Hollywood Never Talks About

The Keanu Reeves Lawsuit Hollywood Never Talks About

Throughout his career, Keanu Reeves has done things his way. He was applauded for going against Hollywood and implementing strict rules in his contract, like prohibiting the use of deep fakes. In addition, Keanu turned down ridiculous salaries all because he didn’t believe in a script. Speed 2 is a classic example.

Still, there are other moments Hollywood doesn’t mention, and one of them took place in an actual courtroom. It is ridiculous to associate Keanu with any type of drama, but that’s what he faced years ago, as a paternity lawsuit threatened his net worth and career.

In the following, we are going to take a lot back at the incident, and how Keanu was able to dismiss the lawsuit. In addition, we will take a closer look at other regrets the actor has throughout his career. One of them took place in a 2000s film, The Watcher.

Keanu Reeves Was Implicated In An Absurd Paternity Lawsuit Hollywood Rarely Discusses

Keanu Reeves on the red carpet

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Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant looking happy

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Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant being silly

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Keanu Reeves holding his hands up like his surrendering

Keanu Reeves when he was younger

Looking back, Keanu Reeves called a lawsuit the craziest thing a fan has ever done. The incident took place over a decade ago, and has rarely been discussed since, given how absurd the claims were. It actually resulted in Reeves himself having to go to court.

The actor recalled, “Accuse me of being a father. I had to go to court. It was horrible. I didn’t do it. I’m not the dad.”

So what was this all about, and who is Karen Sala?

Sala claimed to be the mistress, and was looking for a $3 million settlement, along with monthly spousal support of $150,000. Sala went on to claim that Keanu used hypnosis to disguise himself and impregnate her…

In January of 2010, the lawsuit was finally dismissed. According to the Toronto Star, the lawsuit was baseless and deemed a waste of time.

The publication wrote:

“An Ontario judge dismissed a paternity suit against actor Keanu Reeves on Thursday, ruling that any trial would be “a waste of limited judicial resources.”


“Judge Fred Graham told a Barrie, Ont., court that Sala’s allegations were “so incredible” no reasonable judge would accept them.”

Other Notes:

A DNA Test proved Keanu was not the father.
Sala maintained she had a relationship with Keanu throughout her marriage.
Keanu constantly denied ever meeting Sala.
Sala Claims she knew Keanu as Marty Spencer.
As expected, fans on Reddit also chimed in on the situation. Given Keanu’s history in Hollywood and as a human-being, it was considered ridiculous by most.

“Did she not think that maybe a paternity test might be carried out? Or should I have stopped the sentence at “did she not think?”

Another fan wrote, “The ride doesn’t end there. After Keanu Reeves agreed to submit to paternity test and it came back negative, the woman suggested that he used hypnosis to tamper the DNA results.”
There’s a reason both Keanu and Hollywood don’t discuss this lawsuit all these years later…

Keanu Reeves Revealed He Won’t Have Children

Adding to it all, Keanu Reeves admitted in 2017 that he won’t have kids. According to the actor, at that point in his 50s, it was “too late” to start a family and settle down. Of course, Keanu went through tragedy after girlfriend Jennifer Syme died in a car accident, leading to the loss of his unborn daughter Ava.

For Keanu, the priority instead was to get better with age.

“I’m every cliché. Mortality. Ageing. I’m just starting to get better at it. Just the amount of stuff you have to do before you’re dead. I’m all of the clichés, and it’s embarrassing. It’s all of them. It’s just, ‘Oh my God. OK. Where did the time go? How come things are changing? How much time do I have left? What didn’t I do?’ ”

Keanu Reeves Another matter Keanu keeps quiet is the realtionship with his father, which hasn’t been a positive one over the years. Still, Keanu feels as though he shared similar traits with his dad.

“I don’t know my father that well but I think that we probably have the same kind of certain sense of humour, share a little sense of the humour, the way we look at the world. And then from my mum… she’s English. There’s a formality to her. So, I think partly some of my kind of formality. I would say that. Yeah.”

Keanu Reeves Went After Hollywood After He Was Tricked Into Making The Film, The Watcher

Keanu has been a class act throughout his career. However, there was a certain incident that did trigger a lawsuit from the actor. This also tends to be forgotten about, given that it took place following his fame with The Matrix back in 2000. It was believed that Keanu agreed to the film, The Watcher. However, things take a bizarre twist after it is alleged that Reeves’ signature was not actually his. Keanu says he was tricked into the film.

The Guardian wrote, “Keanu Reeves has claimed that he was press-ganged into starring in the serial killer thriller The Watcher after a friend forged his signature on the contract. Unable to conclusively prove the forgery, Reeves says that he finally agreed to take the role rather than face a protracted legal battle.”

Directed by Keanu’s friend Joe Charbanic, it was said that Reeves wasn’t content with his “minor” role in the film. Keanu went on to state he didn’t like the script either.

 

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