Cameron Douglas blames ‘dysfunctional upbringing’ for drug problemsFebruary 27th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, February 27 (ANI): The legal team for Cameron Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, has laid the blame on their client’s ‘dysfunctional upbringing’ for his “serious heroin addiction”.
Defense lawyer Dan Gitner tried to convince a Manhattan court that Cameron’s drug and emotional problems were the result of “notoriety that is not due to any acts of his own but by dint of birth and a difficult upbringing.”
The attorneys apparently suggested Cameron’s parents’ absences and rocky marriage were at fault for driving the 31-year-old to substance abuse.
“He has been sort of a reckless person since he was really young, endangering himself constantly. Not violent, just screwing up in every way - car accidents, motorcycle accidents, tattoos. I think a lot of it had to do with who his parents are,” the New York Daily News quoted his shrink, Dr. Robert Millman, as testifying at the hearing.
Defense lawyer Nicholas DeFeis added: “He didn’t benefit from his celebrity. He was hurt by it in a variety of ways, including ways in this case.”
Cameron faces 10 years for dealing crystal meth. He is to remain behind bars until sentencing in April. (ANI)
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