The son of famous actor Robert Downey Jr. has been arrested. It seems that the reason why the arrest occurred was actually linked to cocaine possession. The famous actor decided to release a statement to talk about this incident.
“Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he’s capable of being,” the Hollywood star’s statement said.
Moreover, the famous actor added that they are extremely grateful to “the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”
The son of the Iron Man star, Indio, was arrested in West Hollywood on Sunday afternoon. Reports indicate that the reason which caused the arrest was in fact cocaine possession. TMZ revealed that the son of the star was arrested in a vehicle in which the cops spotted a passenger smoking out of a pipe. Naturally, the son of the Iron Man star did not remained for too long in jail. A $10,000 bail was paid after midnight Sunday and Indio Downey was released from custody.
Apparently, it is a well-known fact that Robert Downey has struggled with drug addiction, as well. In fact, this struggle to eliminate the addiction problem was in the spotlight about 5 years ago. Several times, Robert was arrested linked to this problem, but he claimed that he was able to leave all these problems behind.
Now it seems that things are not really great for his son. Indio Downey is now 20 years old. However, the star seems to be very willing to offer his son all the support that he needs. Still, the actor can definitely understand what his son is going through, as he suffered from addiction problems, as well.
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most famous actors in the world. He made no less than $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014. Moreover, the star was named by Forbs Most Powerful Actor.