08:52 AM EDT 07/10/2016
Originally posted 04/19/2016 06:10PM
Christian Slater has filed a motion to strike his father's defamation lawsuit against him.
In legal documents obtained by PEOPLE, Christian's mother Mary Jo Slater issued a declaration in support of her son's motion to strike the lawsuit, detailing claims of her ex-husband Thomas Knight Slater's diagnosis with manic-depressive schizophrenia and threw her into traffic when she was five months pregnant with Christian. (Thomas, 80, is suing his son for at least $20 million, claiming he "ruined" Thomas' acting career because the Mr. Robot star said his father was "suffering from manic-depressive schizophrenia" in a December 2015 interview – years after Thomas' last credited role on IMDb, a small part in the 1988 action film Midnight Run.)
In the documents, Mary Jo, 70, claims Thomas was taken to the hospital sometime around the year 1972 after threatening to kill her and Christian, who was 3 years old at the time. According to the papers Thomas was diagnosed as "a paranoid schizophrenic" and was kept in a straitjacket when she would visit him at the hospital. Mary Jo claims Christian was made aware of his father's diagnosis.
Lawsuit Against Christian Slater by His Father Is Part of a 'Long and Difficult Situation' Says Family Source
Originally posted 02/25/2016 10:20PM
The $20 million lawsuit filed by Thomas Knight Slater against his son Christian Slater has a complicated back story.
Christian Slater's Father Sues His Star Son for $20 Million for Allegedly Claiming He Suffered from Schizophrenia
Originally posted 02/24/2016 09:00PM
Christian Slater is being sued for at least $20 million by his father Thomas Knight Slater.
Originally posted 01/10/2016 09:10PM
Lady Gaga and designer Tom Ford presented Mr. Robot star with the statuette for best actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television.
Originally posted 01/10/2016 10:15PM
It's a win four decades in the making. On Sunday, Christian Slater took home his first Golden Globe, winning best supporting actor in a series or TV movie for his role as the title character in Mr. Robot.
Patricia Arquette Proves No One Can Play Alabama Whitman But Her at True Romance Live Reading 22 Years Since Film's Debut
Originally posted 12/18/2015 12:35AM
Patricia Arquette is back in her iconic leopard print coat and baby blue sunglasses.
Christian Slater Opens Up About Reconnecting with His 'Manic-Depressive' Father: 'We Were Able to Begin to Build a Better Bridge for the Both of Us'
Originally posted 06/11/2015 02:05PM
Christian Slater recently opened up about mending his relationship with his father, actor Michael Hawkins, after an estrangement that lasted for years.
Originally posted 04/04/2014 03:55PM
Greetings and salutations, Heathers fans. It's time to rev up those chainsaws, because the 1988 cult comedy is back and this time its teenage angst has a musical beat.
Originally posted 03/16/2014 06:00PM
There's so much explicit sex in Lars von Trier's racy Nymphomaniac that one of its stars, Christian Slater, doesn't feel self conscious about simply showing his "heinie" (his word) onscreen.
Originally posted 02/09/2014 07:00PM
Shia LaBeouf's bizarre behavior in Germany over the weekend left some wondering if there is cause for concern.
The actor – who's promoting his new film, Nymphomaniac, at the Berlin International Film Festival – arrived sporting a shaved-down tooth and disheveled appearance for the cast panel, answering only one question before quickly exiting the room.
When asked how it felt to be in a movie with such explicit sex scenes, LaBeouf took a drink of water and said, "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."
The actor, 27, then thanked the audience, got up and left.
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