HOW DARE CAMERON BLAME DAD FOR HIS DRUG DEALING
Nothing sickens me more than someone not accepting responsibility for their Toxic actions and pointing the finger in blame at everyone but themselves. The latest one to join the Blame Game is Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas and grandson of film legend Kirk Douglas.
Cameron is in jail and will remain there until his sentencing in April for his being a drug dealer. He was refused bail because the judge believe that he would not remain drug free on bail as evidenced by the fact that his girlfriend tied to smuggle heroin in a toothbrush for him when he was under house arrest.
CAMERON’S ATTORNEY AND PSYCHIATRIST SAID WHAT???????????
What repulsed me the most was that Cameron and his lawyers have now blamed his famous father Michael’s fame as the reason for his drug use. With a straight face the attorney said in court:
Cameron “(Douglas’) serious heroin addiction (stems from) notoriety that is not due to any acts of his own but by birth and a difficult upbringing.” He goes on to say,
“He didn’t benefit from his celebrity. He was hurt by it in a variety of ways, including ways in this case.”
Even Cameron’s psychiatrist Dr. Robert Millman had the nerve to tell the court that Cameron’s problems are the result of who his parent’s are.
Cameron’s attorney was no doubt grabbing at straws in an attempt to garner some sympathy for his client. The psychiatrist was absolutely wrong! I know this up close and personal. I know how much Kirk, his grandfather loved him and how much his parents Michael and Diandra were dedicated to him. There is no doubt Dr. Millman was paid handsomely for his BS statement which I thought was completely lame.
The judge was not buying it either and saw through this lame excuse. He is keeping Cameron behind bars until Cameron is sentenced. He doesn’t trust that Cameron will remain drug free if he is not in jail.
IF THAT’S THE CASE YOU CAN SAY ANY CRIMINAL CRIMINAL’S BEHAVIOR IS DUE TO THEIR UPBRINGING
If that was the case and what Cameron’s attorney and psychiatrist is true, it would seem that you and your attoenye and paid psychiatrist can get in front of any courtroom and make the argument that any criminal’s problems are the result of who their parent’s are.
You can make the argument that the criminal’s parents were neglectful, too violent, they were immigrants, didn’t speak the language,fed them too many fast foods and never cooked a home meal, the father was absent, the mother was a single mom, they were an orphan, there were too many kids, they lived in foster homes, tehy were an only kid , their parents were too poor, too average, or too rich and famous. Puhleeezz! There is an excuse for everyone in every circumstance!
CAMERON’S FAMILY PEDIGREE OPENED DOORS FOR HIM TO HAVE AN ACTING CAREER
According to IMDB these are the films and show business experiences Cameron Douglas has had throughout his career:
- The Perfect Beat (2009) (V) …. DJ Mojo
- Loaded (2008) …. Rick
- Adam and Eve (2005) …. Adam
… aka National Lampoon Adam & Eve (USA: cable TV title)
- It Runs in the Family (2003) …. Asher Gromberg
… aka Family Business (UK: TV title)
- Yat goh hiu yan (1997) …. Giancarlo’s Man
… aka Mr. Nice Guy (Australia) (Hong Kong: English title) (UK) (USA)
… aka No More Mr. Nice Guy (USA)
… aka SuperChef
… aka Yi ge hao ren (Hong Kong: Mandarin title)
- Wonder Boys (2000) (production assistant)
- The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas (2000) (V) (special thanks)
- … A Father… A Son… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2005) (TV) …. Himself
- “The View” …. Himself (1 episode, 2003)
– Episode dated 25 April 2003 (2003) TV episode …. Himself
- The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas (2 2000) (V) …. Himself – Grandson
This resume is pretty respectable for any young actor who is in his early 30’s. It shows that Cameron was indeed a working actor, appearing in films regularly.
There is no doubt in my mind that without his illustrious pedigree, there is no way he could have had a tenth what is listed on this resume .
His name and family pedigree opened doors. His talent allowed him to keep those doors open, which he did. No matter who his family was, if he didn’t have the talent to back it up, he would have been kicked out of those opened doors. It was up to him as to whether he knew his lines and performed according to the script At that point, it had nothing to do with Michael or Kirk. It was completely up to Cameron and his acting skills. Luckily he succeeded or he wouldn’t have been able to act in those roles he was given .
Similarly. it was completely up to him as to how he chose to live his life. He was born into a family of wealth and fame and resources. He had opportunities for an education and travel and material things that most people never have. It was up to him to make the decision as to how he would take positive advantage of the privilege he was given as a result of his birthright.
Just like he had to do with his own acting career in making his own name for himself, he need to do the same in making his own life a productive one for himself. He made the choice to use and sell drugs. No one did it to him or for him.
He took all the gifts and blessings he was given and flushed them away. While drug abuse is a horrific epidemic that knows no socioeconomics, fame or family background, dug dealing is something completely different.
I KNOW HOW MUCH MICHAEL AND KIRK ADORED CAMERON
Since I know Cameron’s grandfather very well and have had the opportunity to chat with Michael on several occasions, I am personally aware that that both of these men absolutely adored Cameron. They each spoke of Cameronb with love and affection and pride, especially when Cameron did such a great job staring in the film which all three of them did together called “It Runs in the Family.”
They are no doubt suffering greatly because of Cameron’s actions. His mother Diandra has spent a lot of her life being devoted to Cameron and said so in many public interviews throughout the past two decades. She loved Cameron. I remember seeing a photo spread of her and Cameron for a magazine when Cameron was younger and you could see in her body language and facial expression how much she completely adored her son.
Not only did this boy want for nothing, he was given every opportunity to pursue the acting career he wanted. The fact that he was Michael’s son and Kirk’s grandson opened lots of doors for him. In 2003, it was his father Michael who was the one who created an acting vehicle for his son to co-star along with his Grandfather Kirk and actress Grandmother Diana Dill in the film “ It Runs in the Family.” So if anyone says that Michael was not there for his son or was not supportive of his son, they are grossly mistaken.
Personally, I will never forget how excited Kirk was about doing the film along side of his grandson. I remember him telling me with a huge smile on his face how very much he loved Michael and Cameron and how Cameron had such natural talented as an actor. He was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with his grandson as well as his son. He told me that he was so proud of him. His being in a film with his son and grandson was extremely special to Kirk because this was the time that Kirk had recovered from his stroke. After working so hard on his speech was finally able to speak publicly in a film for the first time after his stroke.
CAMERON DID NOT NEED TO SELL DRUGS TO HAVE MONEY
It is not that this boy was just a drug addict, he was a drug dealer who made a lot of money selling drugs. That was HIS choice of “profession” as a way to earn money.
This is someone who had all of life’s luxuries and world- wide travel. Both of his parents, Michael and Diandra were wealthy and would never let him be without a place to live or food to eat. In fact his mother Diandra recently purchased a 15 million home and he was welcome there anytime.
His grandfather Kirk, who loved him more than anything would certainly be there if he needed help. Kirk is one of the most generous people and a huge philanthropist, I know for a fact that there is no way that he would support other causes while neglecting a family member who needed help. He is not that kind of person. Cameron did NOT have to sell drugs to earn money.
CAMERON’S ENTITLEMENT AND LACK OF GRATITUDE IS WHAT GOT HIM IN HIS SITUATION
What distresses me the most is not only what Michael is experiencing with what is essentially the loss of his son, but what his dear grandfather Kirk is going through. Knowing that he will never see his grandson as a free man must torment Kirk every moment of the day.
Cameron will be in prison for a minimum of ten years and a maximum of life imprisonment. Even if he comes out in ten years or less, he may be much worse off. How is this slight, pale, non street savvy guy who only knew privilege going to survive in a hard core prison?
I have no doubt that people will try to mess with him just because he is Michael’s son and Kirk’s grandson. Suffice it to say that unless Cameron is in protective custody, he is essentially a dead man walking in everyone’s view. Even of he gets a minimum sentence of ten years, ten years is a very long time. This is the prime of his life. This is the time that will shape him as a man. He will not come out of prison for the better, that I can assure you.
If he is whining about daddy not being there for him or being the root of all of his evils, there will be a lot more to whine about in prison,No one will be there for him as he sits alone in hic cell or with a cell mate. Perhaps then he will have the time to think of all the wonderful gifts he was given in life and how he threw them away. He had a gorgeous home to hang out in with beautiful surroundings and every creature comfort imaginable. This will only be a memory to him now. His entitlement and lack of gratitude is what got him into his position.
And please don’t tell me that this poor young man was upset because he could never fill the shoes of his father or grandfather . I say, he was well on his way with five films under his belt. If he would have spend the time honing his craft, going to acting classes, writing his own scripts, developing his own projects, and makingt he right contacts, he could have been a big star and a major player in Hollywoood in his own right.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO KIRK NEVER BEING ABLE TO SEE CAMERON AS A FREE MAN
Kirk has gone through so much tragedy in the past few years, having survived a helicopter crash where he was the lone survivor. Then he survived a debilitating stroke that left him speechless only to regain his ability to speak and go on a book tour and even perform and speak in several films. I have so much love and respect for Kirk and his strength and fortitude to accomplish what he did despite these tragedies.
Then, his beloved son Eric died of a drug overdose. I was at Eric’s funeral and at Kirk’s house afterwords. I saw firsthand how devastated Kirk and his lovely wife Anne were as they had to bury Eric as they placed a shovel of dirt over his grave. I saw how hurt they were with the fact that they would never see their youngest son again. Besides Eric;s being gone, seeing their broken hearts through their broken faces made me sob.
Now Kirk, who has been blessed to recently celebrate his 93rd birthday this year , has to once again face such a tragic loss . It may even be worse than a death. It is a living death,where he knows that for however long his beloved grandson is in prison life for him will be a living hell.
MICHAEL’S PAIN AT LOSING HIS BROTHER AND AGONY OVER LOSING A SON
Eric’s death also devastated his brother Michael whom I spoke with after the funeral when we were all at Kirk’s house. Michael loved Eric as well. They even sounded exactly alike, something that Michael and I discussed. Eric so looked up to Michael and would often tell me how much he adored his older brother. They had a good realtionship for the most part, when Eric wasn’t strung out on drugs. I know that Michael tried to help him but ultimately he couldn’t, just like years later he would not be able to help his own son, Cameron.
Both Kirk and Michael thought Eric was funny and always kept them laughing. Michael even relayed that to me when we were discussing Eric at Kirk’s house. But Michael certainly was not laughing when he was standing at Eric’s grave and shocing dirt on to his baby brother’s grave. What also struck me was how loving and supportive his wife Catherine Zeta Jones was towards Michael as he was suffering about his brothers passing.
Thank goodness she is by his side now that he had such emotional turmoil to face regarding his own son. Michael no doubt needs all the love and support possible from her and everyone else he knows during these nightmare times that are ahead of him.
He must be in agony knowing that there is absolutely nothing he can do to get Cameron out of the mess he is in.There is no call he can make or nothing he can do to make life easier for Cameron. Cameron is on his own and all Michael can do is sit by and watch his son’s demise in prison as his 31 year old son is in the prime years of his life.
LOVE AND PRAYERS TO MICHAEL AND KIRK
My special love and prayers go out to both Michael and Kirk who did everything to encourage this boy throughout his life. They did everything to help him in every way. Cameron needs to now take complete responsibility for his actions.He is clearly going to have to suffer the horrific consequences of his behavior of not only taking drugs, but being a full-blown drug dealer. www.drlillianglass.com