Catherine Zeta Jones, step mother to Cameron Douglas, has written a heartfelt letter to the federal judge deciding how long his prison sentence will be for distributing drug.
“As a mother to Cameron’s half brother and sister, Dylan and Carys, I have seen Cameron be an exceptional brother to both,” the Oscar-winning actress, 40, wrote to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in one of more than two dozen letters from family members and friends in support of Cameron.
“Never, in my experience over the years, has Cameron shown any signs of the disease, that has tormented him, toward his siblings, or has [he] ever been abusive to us as a family at any time,” she wrote.
“My stepson is a caring, considerate, worthy human being, but never the less, the disease, that for years he has tried to combat, did take over again. What is wrong, is wrong, but may all these positive attributes prevail, so that a facility that he is positioned in, will help rehabilitate him,” she added.
Cameron’s mom and grandfather Kirk Douglas, have asked the judge to place Cameron in a long term rehab facility where he can get extensive treatment. A lifelong drug addict, Cameron has tried several times to kick the habit. Clean and sober for 8 months now, his Mom hopes that he can get his life back on track.
Sentencing will be in three weeks, hopefully the judge will show mercy and not sentence him to ten years. At least he has the love and support of his family, ten years is a very very long time. So sad.