Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Michael Douglas Writes To Judge For Son Cameron

Michael Douglas, penned a five page sentimental letter to Judge Richard Berman, pleading for mercy for his 31-year old son Cameron Douglas- who is to be sentenced for drug conviction.

The famous star's son faces 10 years of imprisonment, which elder Douglas feels is good for Cameron. Michael Douglas son has been found guilty to selling large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine at Manhattan's Hotel Gansevoort in 2009.

For the past eight months, I have cherished my two hour a week in person conversation with Cameron at the MCC [Metropolitan Correctional Center]. He's sober! "I get to witness the wonderful young man he can be. He maintains his spirit, blames no one but himself, and recognizes his criminal activity began with his heroin use," Douglas writes in the letter.

The letter which got publicly listed on Monday states, 'Dear Judge Berman, I don't want to burden you with a litany of my son, Cameron's rehab history, beginning at 13. He's an adult and responsible for his own life. We do know, however, that genes, family, and peer pressure are all a strong influence on a substance abuser.

Michael Douglas elaborated in his letter that Cameron's childhood in a "bad marriage" and "the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father."

The high-profile supporters for this legal proceedings includes grandfather Kirk Douglas, stepmother Catherine Zeta-Jones and NBA executive Pat Riley.

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