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Christian Slater’s father sues son

Actor Christian Slater’s father has filed a defamation lawsuit against his son over remarks he made in a 2015 interview.
Thomas Knight Slater claims the Heathers star wrecked his acting career by alleging he is suffering from mental illness.
Slater, aka Michael Hawkins, insists his son was out of order when he suggested he was battling “manic-depressive schizophrenia”.
The older Slater insists his famous son had no right and no information to make the comments.
He filed suit in Los Angeles on Wednesday (24Feb16).
In his papers he claims his son’s comments resulted in him being “blacklisted” in Hollywood and he fears he’ll struggle to find work following the allegations suggesting he’s schizophrenic.
The 80-year-old actor was married to Christian’s mum Mary Jo from 1966 to 1976.
He enjoyed acting success in soap operas like Ryan’s Hope and As the World Turns, and he also had small roles in films like The Amityville Horror, Midnight Run and Mommie Dearest.
Slater also acted under the name Michael Gainsborough. His last acting credit, according to IMDB.com, was Midnight Run in 1988.
He is suing his son for at least $20 million (GBP14.4 million).

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