Christian Slater’s dad sues him for $20m

Johannesburg, Feb 27 (ANI): Christian Slater is facing a 20 million dollar lawsuit filed by, of all people, his father Thomas Knight Slater aka Michael Hawkins, who claims that his son “ruined” his career.

The 80-year-old actor has accused his famous offspring of destroying his acting career after making public claims that he suffers from “manic-depressive schizophrenia,” Channel 24 reported.

As per Thomas, the 46-year-old actor intentionally maligned and defamed him, and caused him to be blacklisted in the show business community.

In his legal action, the ‘Amityville Horror’ actor accuses ex-wife Mary Jo Slater and the ‘Mr. Robot’ star of slander, libel, defamation of character, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and invasion of privacy, as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress.

And Thomas also noted Christian, who had made the comments last July, didn’t have the “medical credentials” to correctly diagnose him with any condition. (ANI)

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