April 20th, 2010
07:49 PM ET

Michael Douglas: 'I love my son, but I'm not blind to his actions'


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Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

In a personal handwritten plea, Michael Douglas asked a judge to show mercy on his son, Cameron Douglas.

“I love my son, but I’m not blind to his actions,” wrote the actor, “I do believe out of this adversity he will be a positive citizen.”

Cameron Douglas could have received a 10-year prison sentence for possessing and distributing methamphetamine and cocaine.

But today, Federal Circuit Court Judge Richard Berman sentenced him to five years behind bars. He will also get five additional years of parole.

Michael Douglas’ letter was released to the public by the court earlier today. Douglas' Letter to the Judge

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Carol B.

    Hopefully his family will write him and take time out of their busy movie schedules to visit.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  2. mary p raynor

    It's hard to love your child and
    unable to help

    April 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm |