Action star Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession on Aug. 14, and Jackie is ‘ashamed’ about it, according to a new report.
Jackie Chan, 60, is blaming himself after his son Jaycee Chan, 31, was arrested in China for drug possession on Aug. 14. The actor reportedly posted online that Jaycee’s arrest is his own fault because he “failed to educate” his son.
Jackie Chan On Son’s Arrest: ‘Ashamed’ Of Jaycee After Drug Bust
After his son’s marijuana possession arrest, Jackie posted the following on the website Sina Weibo (China’s equivalent to our Twitter), according to the LA Times.
“Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken. I have failed to educate my son. I must also take responsibility, and in my son’s name take a deep bow and apologize to the public.”
Jackie also said, “I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs. I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I’m going to face the road together with you,” according to ABC News.
Jackie only child was arrested in China last week, CNN confirmed. China famously named Jackie an anti-drug ambassador in 2009.
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Jaycee was found with more than 100 grams (that’s about 3.5 ounces) of marijuana in his house, according to the LA Times. The report also says that Jaycee could potentially face up to three years behind bars if he’s convicted of accommodating drug users. In China, accommodating drug users is a more serious offense than consuming drugs.
Jackie reportedly announced in 2011 that he will leave no money to his only child, Jaycee, when he dies. He will donate his money to charity instead, according to Metro UK. “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money,” Jackie reportedly said to Channel NewsAsia in 2011.
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– Megan Ross