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Catherine-Zeta Jones Defends Troubled Step-Son

As a federal judge weighs whether to send Cameron Douglas to prison for as long as 10 years or more, his stepmother Catherine Zeta-Jones hopes the judge will consider the 31-year-old’s good points along with the drug charges against him, and wrote a letter to that end.  The sentencing for Michael Douglas’ son is set for April 14.  So what did Zeta-Jones write that she hopes will influence the judge?

“As a mother to Cameron’s half brother and sister, Dylan and Carys, I have seen Cameron be an exceptional brother to both. 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.

“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.”

More than two dozen other friends and family members also wrote to the judge on Dylan’s behalf.  I guess we’ll find out if any of the testimonials touched the judge when the ruling is handed down next week.

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