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JetBlue's Steven Slater Seeks Mental Health

9/7/2010 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: The District Attorney's Office tells TMZ they are currently "evaluating" Slater's mental health -- including issues involving work stress, drugs and alcohol and more.

We're told a plea bargain is expected to be reached before the next hearing.

TMZ has spoken with yet another source confirming plea bargain talks which include Slater voluntarily seeking mental health treatment.

Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater showed up in court this morning in NYC and will voluntarily admit himself into a mental health program for treatment, if the D.A. plea bargains his criminal case and agrees to a lesser sentence.


Steven -- who faces 7 years in prison for charges including reckless endangerment -- claimed a passenger went off on him and hit him on the head with the overhead bin, however sources at JetBlue tell TMZ there is no evidence this ever happened -- i.e., Slater made it up.

The D.A. and Slater's lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, agreed to meet and try and hash out the deal before the next court hearing. 

TMZ was in court and heard Horwitz and the D.A. discussing a plea bargain and a mental health program near the judge's bench -- in front of the judge.

090610_slater_presser_videoOutside of court, Horwitz and Slater's publicist Howard Bragman wouldn't comment on the possible plea bargain ... but did say Slater "resigned voluntarily" from JetBlue.


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Hey "me", he was taking s^%t from any of the passengers that day. He was the one with the problem. What part of that don't you understand????

1450 days ago


Thank you JetBlue for removing this unprofessional crew member from your company! What he did was completely ridiculous and dangerous! I have respect again for JetBlue!

1450 days ago


Oh, did the psychiatrists find a cure for "jackass"?

1449 days ago

Rachel Rothechild    

STeven Slater looks like Michael Khol from that Fashion Bravo Show with Hedi Klume. They look like twins. I saw him on E News on fashion week in NYC, And Th eresemblence is uncanning. And they are both homosexuals. It is like they were seperated at birth.

1449 days ago

christian counseling    

It's Shocking...! but the way he has tried to recover no other individual can even think of it.

1288 days ago
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