Michael Douglas asks judge for mercy ...

Michael Douglas asks judge for mercy toward son

There are 19 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 20, 2010, titled Michael Douglas asks judge for mercy toward son. In it, TwinCities.com 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.

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Cindy Stainker

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Apr 20, 2010
This little shyte doesn't deserve any liniency, he has been in trouble for most of his life. He thinks that just because his father is who he is, it means he can get away with anything he wants. Just like Ryan O'Neal's oldest and youngest son's.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#2 Apr 20, 2010
Cindy Stainker wrote:
This little shyte doesn't deserve any liniency, he has been in trouble for most of his life. He thinks that just because his father is who he is, it means he can get away with anything he wants. Just like Ryan O'Neal's oldest and youngest son's.
Did you hear? Junior got 60 months in the pen. And did you see the letter that Welsh creature, Catherine Zeta-Jones, sent the judge? The Douglas family remains H'wood Royalty so they called in all the chips and the New York judge was inundated by pleas for mercy. Old Man and Ann Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine, Whoopie, Oprah, Rosie, Barbara, you name it ... all piled on the pressure.

But the judge didn't give in. Junior was eligible for 10 years. He was darn lucky to get five.
Cindy Stainker

United States

#3 Apr 21, 2010
Margie Gunderson wrote:
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Did you hear? Junior got 60 months in the pen. And did you see the letter that Welsh creature, Catherine Zeta-Jones, sent the judge? The Douglas family remains H'wood Royalty so they called in all the chips and the New York judge was inundated by pleas for mercy. Old Man and Ann Douglas, Michael Douglas, Catherine, Whoopie, Oprah, Rosie, Barbara, you name it ... all piled on the pressure.
But the judge didn't give in. Junior was eligible for 10 years. He was darn lucky to get five.
I didn't hear, but I'm glad the judge didn't give in. There has been too much passing the buck for these little prince and princesses of Hollywood.

“Il n'est rien de reel...”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#4 Apr 21, 2010
I'm sorry, but I think if Michael had spent a little more time working on his marriage to this kid's ma, and a little less time boozin' and womanizing, this story might've had a different ending. Michel Douglas spent his own time in rehab for abuse. He dumped Cameron's ma for a hottie very close to his son's age. I hope MD is feeling the guilt for being a poor father to his first born. Maybe he'll do better with this new family.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#5 Apr 21, 2010
Cindy Stainker wrote:
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I didn't hear, but I'm glad the judge didn't give in. There has been too much passing the buck for these little prince and princesses of Hollywood.
I realize the Douglas family would have paid for rehab and I realize the taxpayers of NY will have to pay for Cameron's incarceration. And I realize prison time doesn't necessarily rehab someone. But in this case I agree with you. Toughness is called for.

And what, in the first place, do bloodlines have to do with the makings of justice? Michael Douglas should re-think his ties to planet Earth. He's not grounded properly.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#6 Apr 21, 2010
Cindy Stainker wrote:
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I didn't hear, but I'm glad the judge didn't give in. There has been too much passing the buck for these little prince and princesses of Hollywood.
Say, speaking of evil seed, here's what Sue Carroll ... "Everybody's Favourite Columnist!" ... had to say about Heather Mills in the UK Daily Mirror. I thought you'd love this:

Heather Millsí dad should consider himself lucky
By Sue Carroll 13/04/2010

Heather Millsí 68-year-old father Mark says he hasnít seen his daughter for 25 years.

He should be so lucky.
Cindy Stainker

Flemington, MO

#7 Apr 21, 2010
Margie Gunderson wrote:
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Say, speaking of evil seed, here's what Sue Carroll ... "Everybody's Favourite Columnist!" ... had to say about Heather Mills in the UK Daily Mirror. I thought you'd love this:
Heather Millsí dad should consider himself lucky
By Sue Carroll 13/04/2010
Heather Millsí 68-year-old father Mark says he hasnít seen his daughter for 25 years.
He should be so lucky.
Evil seed is right, she probably couldn't get any money from him so she figured he wasn't worth it. I feel sorry for her daughter growing up with a mother like her.
Cindy Stainker

Flemington, MO

#8 Apr 21, 2010
Margie Gunderson wrote:
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Say, speaking of evil seed, here's what Sue Carroll ... "Everybody's Favourite Columnist!" ... had to say about Heather Mills in the UK Daily Mirror. I thought you'd love this:
Heather Millsí dad should consider himself lucky
By Sue Carroll 13/04/2010
Heather Millsí 68-year-old father Mark says he hasnít seen his daughter for 25 years.
He should be so lucky.
We could re-name the evil seed Hell Spawn Heather.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#9 Apr 21, 2010
Cindy Stainker wrote:
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Evil seed is right, she probably couldn't get any money from him so she figured he wasn't worth it. I feel sorry for her daughter growing up with a mother like her.
There is something about that woman. There's like a dead-zone in her eyes that give me the jeepers creepers. Imagine her being a mother? Hah!... the help raises her children, thank God. I know the type. The help probably stays out of pity ... for the child.

I wouldn't work for ... heck!... I wouldn't go near Heather Mills.

I like Heather Lockyear. We used to have Melrose parties and laff~~

Now, this weekend, Ms Lockyear was caught hitting-and-running from a Ventura County traffic sign. They traced the damage to her car. She seemed sober and I hope she was. But nevertheless, Heather was charged.

I really liked Amanda Woodward ... to pretend loathe. Marcia Cross was equally loathsome and fun to pretend with! Billy, Jane, Michael, Kimberly, Allison and Jake, Jo and Sydney. I loved Sydney.

Where have the good times gone??
Oscar

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 21, 2010
I have lost respect for the Douglas family. Jimmy Stewart was a "role model."
Reality

United States

#11 Apr 21, 2010
this entire Douglass family were pompous pretenders, even Kirk with his rags to riches story, then Michael comming off as a stand up regular guy .. hey, i had no idea that a retinue of Hollywood elite wrote letters on behalf of this dope dealer, who had a criminal past and led a worthless life .. what could they possibly say for a dope dealer who sold poison on a large scale
We are Twins

Miami, FL

#12 Apr 21, 2010
Maybe 5 years in jail will work. 5 stints in rehab didn't. He has a better chance of making it there, than the streets of drugs. As for Michael Douglas, he did what any father would do...plea for his son.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#13 Apr 21, 2010
We are Twins wrote:
Maybe 5 years in jail will work. 5 stints in rehab didn't. He has a better chance of making it there, than the streets of drugs. As for Michael Douglas, he did what any father would do...plea for his son.
After hearing the sentence, the NY Daily News quoted Michael as supposedly saying to Cameron's lawyers, "That's fair."

I really do hope Michael Douglas and all the Douglas family know the difference between addiction and big-time dealing. Cameron Douglas was running a lot of meth, heroin and cocaine to NY's upper-crust from hotel suites and Manhattan apartments.

The Douglas family will have Cameron back in five short years. His ex-girlfriend just got out of prison and she's laying low ... as well she should. She claims to have been "cured" by her six-month sentence. Hmmm.
We are Twins

Miami, FL

#14 Apr 21, 2010
Aren't all dealers addicted? I would say 100%. As far as girlfriend, she has a 6% chance of staying sober for the rest of her life according to addiction stats. That is sad! One of my many sisters...a lawyer. She is now a statistic. Addiction has no discrimination. We need more open communication between family members, Doctors and peers. In my eyes, when people use anything mood altering, they are uncomfortable about there life in some way, shape or form. Looking in the mirror at yourself can be hard. Looking thru bars...worse. Looking inside...is key.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#15 Apr 21, 2010
We are Twins wrote:
Aren't all dealers addicted? I would say 100%. As far as girlfriend, she has a 6% chance of staying sober for the rest of her life according to addiction stats. That is sad! One of my many sisters...a lawyer. She is now a statistic. Addiction has no discrimination. We need more open communication between family members, Doctors and peers. In my eyes, when people use anything mood altering, they are uncomfortable about there life in some way, shape or form. Looking in the mirror at yourself can be hard. Looking thru bars...worse. Looking inside...is key.
I'm so sorry about your sister. To witness that self-destruction is so painful, for everybody involved. But you are correct: self-examination (and hard work ... the hardest you will ever do) is the only way. One of our daughters had problems with rebellion and heavy substance abuse when she was in her late teens-early twenties.

We all felt we were in hell, including her. Through some miracle, she got a hold of herself and we were finally able to help. She did all the work though. And we were fortunate. As you said, the numbers were against her.

Her mom (yes, me), used to have the extra-extra glass of wine on weekends when I thought it would be fine (and no-one would notice how tipsy I really was - after all, everyone else is drinking). My daughter, bless her, helped me figure that one out. There are angels amongst us.

And, no, not all dealers are addicts ... by any means ... esp in LA, NY, Miami, Chicago. The big guys and gals stay clean and alert, unless someone else is on guard for the occassional party.

Otherwise they might die by gunfire, the swine.
Reality

United States

#16 Apr 22, 2010
We are Twins wrote:
Maybe 5 years in jail will work. 5 stints in rehab didn't. He has a better chance of making it there, than the streets of drugs. As for Michael Douglas, he did what any father would do...plea for his son.
Wrong about what a father would do. First of all, he would not pen a three page handrwritten letter on private stationary .. most Judges speed read these letters .. a non Hollywood elite father would have presented a short typewritten letter .. a non Hollywood elite father would not have stooped so low to arrange for co workers and neighbors to write mercy letters for his worthless dope dealing son, who was peddling poison on a large scale .. a regular father would not be claiming DNA Hollywood drug use disposition .. what a farce

Another poster on this topic reports that Cameron had gone down before on drug charges and had ratted out his friends .. i was unaware of this and also that this dope dealing rich kid was living large in Manhattan Hotels .. dealing for him was not just to keep up his drug habit, but for the lifesyle of the rich and famous

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#17 Apr 23, 2010
The decisions ppl make in life. Here's this kid who had it made. Well, now he'll have time to think about his brilliant choices.
Justice

Madison, WI

#18 Apr 23, 2010
We hear this story time and time again. Not just drugs but kids cut off from parents. Why do we keep thinking if we just throw them on the street they will wake up and fly straight. Most times it ends completely the opposite. Kids continue to use drugs, prostitute themselves for cash, live among the homeless and continue a downward spiral unless someone with some real stamina and faith grabs them by the shoulders and hangs on. There is no magic here. Obviously there is something self destructive in their psych that keeps pushing them deeper into oblivion. Kids should always have a lifeline (and I'm not talking about money or financial support)to someone no matter how bad things get. Cut that line and they will self destruct.
Double standard

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 23, 2010
Reality wrote:
this entire Douglass family were pompous pretenders, even Kirk with his rags to riches story, then Michael comming off as a stand up regular guy .. hey, i had no idea that a retinue of Hollywood elite wrote letters on behalf of this dope dealer, who had a criminal past and led a worthless life .. what could they possibly say for a dope dealer who sold poison on a large scale
These are the same despicable Hollyweird liberals that stick up for criminals like Roman Polanski.

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