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Robert Carradine Admits He’s Suffering from Acute Psychosis


In a report by TMZ, Robert Carradine admitted that he was in a psychotic state when the car he was driving crashed on a semi-truck head last March 2015, nearly killing himself and his now ex-wife, Edith.

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The actor, who is known for the movie “Revenge of the Nerds”, revealed that he was suffering from acute psychosis at the time of the tragic incident because Edith allegedly stopped his medications for Bipolar disorder. Robert also asserted that Edith still insisted that he be the one to drive even if he knew about his condition, which is why the horrible crash was essentially Edith’s fault.

It can be recalled that the couple split a couple of months later the same year of the accident after being married for 25 years.

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Edith’s legal papers claim that Robert Carradine confessed to her about deliberately causing the accident to get them both killed. She added that the alleged confession came four months after the near-fatal accident because she pressed him about it.

In a report by Mail Online, the legal documents of Edith state that “He [Robert] confessed to me and out two children that he deliberately drove into the truck to kill us both.”

She also claimed that Robert was wide awake at the time of the accident and that he purposely drove towards the full-sized semi-truck.

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Robert’s legal papers, however, revealed that the actor’s downward spiral begun after the death of his brother, David Carradine in 2009. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Edith is requesting the court to grant her possession of Robert’s gun collection, in part for fear that Robert will hurt himself and also make some money. She opened up about her financial situation, stressing that she is currently unemployed and owes $14,000 in legal fees.

To contend Edith claims, however, Robert accused the former of spending the money they received for appearing on Celebrity Wife Swap, totaling $70,000.