Christian Slater definitely has a strained relationship with his father Thomas Slater. Have you forgotten the $20 million worth lawsuit between Christian Slater and father Thomas Slater yet? Well, if you’ve forgotten the whole thing, let's take a journey back to the past?
The Mr. Robot star, Christian Slater. Source: DailyMail
PEOPLE dug up all the dirt on the whole Slather father-son dispute. Turns out, it all started with Christian Slater claiming that his father has been suffering from maniac-schizophrenia in a December 2015 interview, to which Slater’ father responded by claiming that his son ruined his acting career by doing so.
No, that wasn’t all on Thomas’s reaction part. He accused his son and ex-wife Mary Jo Slater of slander, libel, defamation of character, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, invasion of privacy as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. Hence, demanding a jury trial.
The Slater family back in 1973. Source: DailyMail
Thomas Slater, 80 filed a lawsuit denying any allegation of mental illness noting that he never had "a medical credential or the ability to diagnose manic-depressive schizophrenia."
He also mentioned that "this publicly embarrassing disclosure, according to proof, has ruined his career in the stage, motion picture and television industry which he has never recovered from."
So what did Christian had to say on his part?
“I haven't seen him in a few years. We just spoke recently. He's a manic-depressive schizophrenic," Slater talked about his father. "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."
"My father actually reached out to me and wanted to reconcile and reconnect. I was very grateful to be able to communicate with him. From a tumultuous, back-and-forth relationship, we were able to begin to build a better bridge for the both of us. So that was good."