Christian Slater Sued By Own Father For Saying He Suffers From ‘Manic-Depressive Schizophrenia’

Christian Slater has recently revealed he prefers sloths to cats and dogs. In his recent interview with Mashable, Slater answered random tech-related questions along with his Mr. Robot co-star Rami Malek, as reported by Mashable.

The first question asked the celebrities to reveal their favorite emoji, and Christian Slater said his favorite one is “the guy laughing with the tears.” The Mr. Robot actor likes this particular emoji because he’s laughing so hard he’s actually crying. And while Malek admitted it was a good one, Slater revealed that his co-star wasn’t a big fan of emojis.

When asked which videos are the best – cat, dog or sloth ones, Christian Slater didn’t have to think twice. For him, it’s sloth videos as he likes sloths’ “relaxed, casual attitude,” saying that they have “nice vibes” and don’t cause any trouble. It sounded like Slater might have had quite a history with troublesome cats or dogs, or that he’s watched his share of sloth videos online.

The co-stars also revealed that they never read YouTube comments, since there are so many “mean things.” When asked to recall the oldest viral video they can remember, Christian Slater laughed and said that some “wrong thing has just popped into my head.”

It has been reported by the Daily Mail that Christian Slater is being sued by his own father for defamation after the 46-year-old actor claimed in one of his interviews that his father suffered from “manic-depressive schizophrenia.”

Christian Slater’s father, Thomas Knight Slater, also known by his stage name Michael Hawkins – claims his son ruined his acting career by providing wrong information about his alleged mental issues. The 80-year-old actor says he has never suffered from “manic-depressive schizophrenia,” and that’s why he is suing his son for defamation.

Hawkins is suing his son Christian Slater for $20 million in damages. In particular, Hawkins said that after his son’s controversial interview, a number of entertainment companies “blacklisted” him.

Hawkins, who is best known for his roles in soap operas As The World Turns and Ryan’s Hope as well as feature film Midnight Run, claims his son Christian Slater is not “qualified” to make a statement which contains a medical diagnosis.

Christian Slater, who recently received a Golden Globe for his role in USA Network’s Mr. Robot, claimed his father had mental issues in his last year’s interview with Interview magazine.

During the interview he had with Nymphomaniac director Lars Von Trier, Christian Slater said he and his dad hadn’t been exactly close for about nine years, but added that his father had recently reached out to him to make amends.

“He’s a manic-depressive schizophrenic. He’s always had trouble – he was a fantastic actor and extraordinarily charismatic and very, very good looking, but he had a really difficult time working with directors, collaborating with people.”

Christian Slater also added that mental issues made his father’s life “very challenging,” claiming that his dad is now in the institution where he receives “a lot of help” from someone. However, the Mr. Robot star still admitted that he was happy that Hawkins had reached out to him in order to “reconcile and reconnect.” He also had his hopes up that the two could “begin to build a better bridge for the both of us,” which is why he was “very grateful” to finally communicate with his father.

Unfortunately, it seems that Hawkins wasn’t that grateful after hearing what his son Christian Slater had to say about him in the interview. And instead of “reconciliation” and “reconnection,” the Mr. Robot actor could now end up paying $20 million to his father.

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