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Christian Slater's Father Threatened to Kill Him and His Mother, She Alleges in New Legal Documents

Christian Slater's Father Threatened to Kill Him and His Mother, She Alleges in New Legal Documents

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.

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Lawsuit Against Christian Slater by His Father Is Part of a 'Long and Difficult Situation' Says Family Source

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.

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Christian Slater's Father Sues His Star Son for $20 Million for Allegedly Claiming He Suffered from Schizophrenia

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.

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Golden Globes

UpdatePosted 01/11/2016 07:45AM

Christian Slater Wins the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

Originally posted 01/10/2016 09:10PM

Christian Slater brought home acting gold on Sunday night.

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.

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Our '80s Crush Took Home a Golden Globe: 5 Other Movies Where Christian Slater Stole Our Hearts

Our '80s Crush Took Home a Golden Globe: 5 Other Movies Where Christian Slater Stole Our Hearts

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.

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See Patricia Arquette Reprise Her Role as Alabama Whitman for True Romance Live Reading!

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.

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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'

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.

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Christian Slater Catches Heathers: The Musical Onstage in N.Y.C. | Heathers, Heathers: The Musical, Christian Slater

UpdatePosted 04/04/2014 06:00PM

Christian Slater Catches Heathers: The Musical Onstage in N.Y.C.

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.

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Christian Slater Gets Cheeky for Nymphomaniac Role

Christian Slater Literally Put His 'A–– out There' for Nymphomaniac Role

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.

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Shia LaBeouf Attends Premiere Wearing a Paper Bag

Shia LaBeouf Leaves Press Conference; Reappears at Premiere Wearing Paper Bag

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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