Ontario judge Fred Graham dismissed a paternity suit against actor Keanu Reeves, stating that any trial would be “a waste of limited judicial resources.”

The suit was brought by Karen Sala who alleged that Reeves was the father of her four adult children.  Ms. Sala, who lives in Barrie a town some 100 kilometers north of Toronto, sought $3 million a month in spousal support, retroactive to November 2006. She also wanted $150,000 a month in child support, going back to June 1988 for her kids, now 25, 23, 22 and 21.

Judge Fred Graham told the court that Ms. Sala’s allegations were “so incredible” no reasonable judge would accept them.  The lawyer for Mr. Reeve had earlier told court a DNA test showed Reeves was not the father of Ms. Sala’s adult children. Ms. Sala questioned validity of the test, maintaining she had a sexual relationship with Reeves before, during and after her marriage.  She also claimed that they had lived together and that Mr. Reeve was present at the birth of some of her children.

Mr. Reeves has vehemently denied ever having met Ms. Sala.

Court heard yesterday Ms. Sala raised several issues with the DNA results, including the possibility of tampering or that Mr. Reeves used hypnosis to affect the results.  Ms. Sala told the judge that, “I do know for a fact he is the biological father,” she added she had proof but could not show it to the court.  Ms. Sala said she had known Reeves since she was four or five, as Reeves grew up down the street from her. She didn’t connect him to the actor until much later, because she always knew him by several different names, she said. “I didn’t know he was Keanu Reeves,” Ms. Sala said. “To me he was Marty Spencer.”

Lawyer Lorne Wolfson, representing Mr. Reeves, suggested Ms. Sala’s ex-husband is in fact father of the children, as is stated in their divorce proceedings.  Ms. Sala declined to bring a motion to have her ex-husband’s DNA tested, Wolfson said.  In her affidavit, Ms. Sala said Reeves uses hypnosis and disguises himself as different people, including her ex-husband, Wolfson said.