Actor Writes Judge to Seek Mercy for Son

Actor Writes Judge to Seek Mercy for Son

There are 11 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Apr 20, 2010, titled Actor Writes Judge to Seek Mercy for Son. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WJW Fox 8 Cleveland.

Since: Mar 10

Cleveland, OH

#1 Apr 20, 2010
Here we go...parents making excuses for their kids bad behavior, instead of making them take the punishment..and of course..money will talk and most likely prevail in this situation.
vance

Akron, OH

#2 Apr 20, 2010
so drug dealers do come in all dif colrs and race. lol white folk a trip.
Louann

Cleveland, OH

#3 Apr 20, 2010
If I were his parents; I would rather he served the long term imposed. Rather than having to visit him in the cemetery. It is because this child has not had "normal" rules applied to him, and lack of parent involvement. God, family, children and career last. If you aren't prepare to take care of children DON'T HAVE ANY.

Since: Sep 09

Cleveland, OH

#4 Apr 20, 2010
gee...this will be interesting, wonder if "just plain Joe" would be able to sway the judge...hum let's see..
pam

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#5 Apr 20, 2010
Michael should be happy he is in jail. At least he is alive and sober, which would not be the case if he was free on the streets.
Everyone has their own set of issues to deal with in life - it is our responsibility to deal with our own consequences and not make excuses.
Seriously

United States

#6 Apr 20, 2010
Oh stop it Michael Douglas- We're all sick of parental excuses -Period. This is getting so old. Your kid is no different than any other and at this age is responsible for his own actions. Yeessssshhhhh.......would have thought Michael Douglas would have learned a few things while he was in treatment for his own "issues"-apparently NOT.
Ridiculous

Cleveland, OH

#7 Apr 20, 2010
I hope this judge does the right thing! Michael Douglas needs to keep his nose out of it and let the system punish his son for his crime. There are consequences to every decision we make, how is he ever going to learn if he is let off with a lesser charge or off the hook?
LCB

Avon Lake, OH

#8 Apr 20, 2010
Life is a s**t sandwich.
The more bread you got the less s**t ya gotta eat!
He'll get a slap on the hand and resort rehab.
carolann

Parkman, OH

#9 Apr 20, 2010
In today's political climate the judge may not dare show favoritism. People are sick of celebrities getting preferential treatment. If I did this I'd be serving 10 years. And I'd probably serve every day of the sentence. Sorry about his genes and his upbringing. We all have problems. He needs to do the time.
Forgiving Marine

Bedford, OH

#10 Apr 20, 2010
I understand a father wants to protect his children. We all get that...

In my opinion, lets not forget if its a kid from Eastlake or Chardon, would he be getting any type of a break???? What if he was a Black kid from east cleveland...

He shoudl get the same as everyone else who deal drugs..

its a sad day, but you do the crime you better buck up and do the time... They rich people need to learn that.. put him in jail for 10 extra years..

Better stay strong in the joint punk, you'll need it... make sure yrou rich daddy puts alot of money in your commissary..

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#11 Apr 21, 2010
Forgiving Marine wrote:
I understand a father wants to protect his children. We all get that...
In my opinion, lets not forget if its a kid from Eastlake or Chardon, would he be getting any type of a break???? What if he was a Black kid from east cleveland...
He shoudl get the same as everyone else who deal drugs..
its a sad day, but you do the crime you better buck up and do the time... They rich people need to learn that.. put him in jail for 10 extra years..
Better stay strong in the joint punk, you'll need it... make sure yrou rich daddy puts alot of money in your commissary..
He will probably get some Hollywood country club prison and be out in 6 months because he is having a breakdown or because grandpa is on his death bed.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

It Runs in the Family Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Douglas is right: Sex, cancer connected (Jun '13) Mar '14 lawyers gone wild 3
News Cameron Douglas pens drug policy essay from jail (Jun '13) Jun '13 Papillon 1
News Michael Douglas asks NY judge for mercy toward son (Apr '10) Dec '10 POLANSKI HEBE MOB 12
News Michael Douglas' son gets 5 years in prison for... (Apr '10) Apr '10 Delete 22
News Michael Douglas asks judge for mercy toward son (Apr '10) Apr '10 Double standard 19
News Kirk Douglas, other supporters ask NY judge to ... (Apr '10) Apr '10 oldschool58 23
News Michael Douglas' son gets 5-year prison sentenc... (Apr '10) Apr '10 Brookhaven John 1
More from around the web