BLADE star Wesley Snipes filed a lawsuit against New York City yesterday (20DEC04), charging its officials with having no jurisdiction to arrest him as part of an Indiana paternity case.

The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks a court ruling invalidating an arrest warrant issued by a New York family court judge.

The Manhattan judge took the action on an interstate paternity petition filed in Indiana by a woman who says the actor fathered her young son.

In his suit, Snipes accused the woman of being a mentally ill former crack addict who has made other claims she's the mother of many celebrities' children.

He claims the woman began having delusions about him after watching his movie Blade.

EMILY SWEET, a lawyer for the city says, "The city has seen preliminary papers in this case. We are evaluating them thoroughly, but cannot comment further, as this is now a pending legal matter."

The suit also names LaPorte County, Indiana, as a defendant.

21/12/2004 03:06