So sorry to hear what Kristoff is going through. From my intern experiences way back when, I can tell you Kristoff is by far the nicest, most welcoming, friendliest person of the entire cast. He was by far my favorite actor to interact with. What a difficult time this must be in his life. Whatever is best for him, whether it be time off from the show, outpatient or inpatient treatment, I hope he is able to overcome this battle.
It kind of breaks my heart that this info is coming out now and, from the sounds of things, against KSJ's and his family's wishes. The worst part is, any small mental health issue can tar you in the workplace. Personally, even though what happened with KSJ is scary and frightening, I don't think he is certifiable. He is grieving, in a bad place emotionally. But there is nothing in his actions and demeanour over the years to suggest that KSJ has severe mental issues on a daily basis. He has dealt with so much in his life from the sound of things, but it also sounds like he has been able to work many of those issues out before.
So I have to ask, do people think Angelica McDaniel passed this info to her husband who leaked it on purpose? If so, why? Why is CBS 'briefing' against an actor who has been a company man for years and always supportive of the show? Do they want him to take a pay-cut? Cut the guarantees in his contract? Force him out altogether?
TMZ is like a more aggressive version of the Enquirer.
I once saw a documentary on this history of the National Enquirer (if you ever get a chance...it's a doozy) and what the Enquirer was known for doing was to utilize a form of blackmail against the subjects of their stories.
They would contact the subject of the article and say something like "either you let us interview (or get quotes from) you or we will publish our version of the story, as is.
Some submitted to the demands, some refused.
TMZ has so many people that they can pay off who work as switchboard operators, security guards and clerical employees that they have access.
I agree with others who say that whether or not the story is true (or some part of it), it is not for them to tell. They could do real, lasting damage to a man's mental health in putting all these details out there.
Whether KSJ would want to talk about this in the future (he's shown a willingness to use his creativity to share parts of his life that have been painful--e.g. that documentary he made recently that revealed the sexual abuse he endured as a child at the hands of a cult leader while his family had been a part of that cult), that should've been his prerogative.