For the first time since the tragic drowning of William Shatner‘s third wife, Nerine, her family is asking tough questions aloud if the Star Trek actor’s negligence led to her death.

William Kidd,
Nerine’s brother, says his family had remained silent but now he’s ready to speak out because they’re fed up that Shatner’s exploiting her death to sell his recently released memoirs.

Kidd claims that Shatner’s autobio Up Till Now is riddled with discrepancies about the fateful night of August 9, 1999 when the thesp found Nerine’s lifeless body in the pool at their Studio City home.

"We’ll probably never know the truth," Kidd told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview. 

Shatner claims to have called 911 before diving in and trying to save her.

"The natural reaction of a loving husband would be to start CPR," Kidd said.

"But Shatner didn’t do that  – – and he hosted Rescue 911 for years!"

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