New York: A man claiming to be the lovechild of screen icon Marilyn Monroe and John F Kennedy has lost his legal battle to claim a share in the late US President`s estate.
John Burton, 55, says that he was born after a brief affair between the politician and the blonde beauty and he took his claim to court in 2008.
He sued the trustees of Kennedy`s estate in a bid to claim a portion of the assassinated leader`s fortune.
A Manhattan federal judge dismissed the suit in 2009 and now an appeal court has upheld the initial ruling, reported a news daily.
The three-judge panel didn`t consider whether Burton`s lineage claims are true but ruled that Kennedy`s will doesn`t apply to children born out of wedlock.
"It`s what`s been done to me all my life. President Kennedy was my father. He was my father before he was president... Things just got worse and worse after my mother died, and my father was killed," said Burton, who has legally changed his name to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
John F.Kennedy who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas in 1963, has four children with wife, fashion icon Jacqueline Kennedy.