Michael Douglas says his family’s fame and history of substance abuse helped drive his troubled son into drug addiction and crime, and the Academy Award-winning actor is asking a judge to show leniency toward him.
Cameron Douglas, arrested in July at a Manhattan hotel, admitted in January that he dealt methamphetamine and cocaine. He pleaded guilty to a drug charge that carries a mandatory 10 years in prison, but his lawyers and supporters are arguing for less time.
In his letter, Douglas paints his son’s problems as the product, in part, of a privileged but difficult childhood, a family legacy of drug and alcohol problems and the long shadow cast by a family of screen icons.
He said his son developed a substance abuse problem at 13, sloughed off at school and balked at the idea of rehab unless it was legally required.
Cameron Douglas eventually found some success as a club DJ and got some movie roles, including one in 2003’s "It Runs in the Family," starring his father and grandfather. But he spiraled into a heroin addiction and, according to his lawyers, began dealing meth in 2006 to support himself after being cut off from the family fortune because he wouldn’t get treatment.
Oh, PLEASE! If this was Sean Hannity’s son or the son of a Conservative icon, there would be no chance he would do less than the minimum 10 years. As a matter of fact, a Conservative icon wouldn’t write such a letter and wouldn’t expect his son to avoid the legally mandated punishment.
However, Douglas, since he is “Progressive” or Bolshevik (either are pseudonyms for Liberals) believes he, and the others of his ilk (like the Kennedys, Clintons, etc) are “special” and don’t have to obey the same laws as do you or I. Because they are so magnanimous (with other people’s money) and caring (do it for the polar bears, daddy), they are above the law and deserve special consideration and treatment.
As far as the ‘environment’ in which his son was raised, that is irrelevant. If Douglas was so worried about the environment, he should have been a REAL parent to his child and prevented this criminal behavior.
Guess what Douglas. If you (or ANY member of your family) do the the crime you do the time, just like us mud people you despise.