New York, Oct 29 (ANI): The man who claimed to be a lovechild of Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy doesn't have a right to the late president's fortune, a federal appellate panel has ruled.
John R. Burton, 55, from Ridgewood, Queens sued the trustees of JFK's estate in October 2008, claiming he is the product of an affair between the late president and Monroe.
The five-page judgment by the three-judge appellate panel didn't consider whether Burton's lineage claims are true and ruled that the will is valid only for children born in wedlock.
"President Kennedy was my father. He was my father before he was president," The New York Daily News quoted Burton, who legally changed his name to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as saying.
According to Burton, he lived with the Kennedys until age 12 but moved soon after his mother died and his father was killed.
Burton's claim followed an April 2008 Vanity Fair story about a Texas financier saying he was JFK's illegitimate son. Jack Worthington said his mother was introduced to JFK through Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and the two had an affair. (ANI)