Jackie Chan’s son was just released from jail. The son of the famous actor was jailed in China in relation to a drug offense charge. The son of the Chinese star served no less than 6 months in jail. Jaycee Chan was arrested in August. Jaycee tested positive for marijuana and the cops found no less than 100 grams of the drug in his home.
Apparently, the son of the famous actor wants to make a formal public apology for this whole situation and he also wants to explain the world what happened. This is why Jaycee Chan will hold a press conference following his release. The star’s arrest caused a huge controversy, as Chan actually was named an anti-drugs ambassador in China in 2009.
Jaycee’s famous father claimed to be very disappointed with his son’s behavior. “I failed to discipline him — now the state is helping me discipline him and make him get rid all the bad habits,” the famous actor claimed. The 60 year old Hollywood star also claimed that he didn’t want his son to receive a special treatment in jail. In fact, he wanted Jaycee to be treated like any other convict for a similar offence.
In fact, Jaycee was lucky that he only received 6 months of prison time. He could have been sentenced to no less than three years in jail. However, it seems that the court showed leniency with him, because he confessed and showed contrition. However, Jackie Chan was extremely affected by the whole scandal and not only because his son was risking such a time in jail.
Chan actually has a high profile in China, servicing as deputy to the top advisory board to China’s legislature. Of course, his image could have been affected. Jackie Chan moved quickly to apologize on behalf of his son after the case was made public. He also claimed that he would help Jaycee to work this through.
Following the arrest of Jaycee Chan, the Chinese authorities went to intensify anti-drugs campaigns in China. Actually over 10,000 people were arrested on drug charges.