(NEWSER) – A man who has been claiming to be the illegitimate son of William Shatner for three decades now says it's time for dear-old dad to pay up. The Tampa Tribune reports 59-year-old Florida resident Peter Sloan recently filed a lawsuit to force Shatner to stop denying his paternity, take a DNA test, and pay him $170 million in damages for defamation, libel, slander, and more.

“There has been a pattern of behavior that makes me look like I am lying, and I won’t stand for that anymore," Sloan says. "I am tired of being called a fraud by his people and him.” Sloan claims his mother hooked up with Shatner in Toronto while they were starring in the Canadian version of Howdy Doody. He says he was adopted and only learned of his famous parentage when he reconnected with his birth mother in the 1980s.

Peter Sloan was a guest on 970 WFLA in Tampa Bay. He spoke about the lawsuit and how he met Shatner in 1984. 

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