Michael Douglas’ eldest son, Cameron Douglas, was quietly released from jail after nearly seven years and is now living in a halfway house, according to reports.
The Mr. Nice Guy actor, 37, was arrested in a New York City hotel in 2009 by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possession of 0.5 pounds of methamphetamine, which was enough to charge him with intent to distribute.
Cameron was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010, but his sentence was extended the following year when he pleaded guilty to smuggling heroin and other drugs into jail. He spent the last two years in solitary confinement.
The National Lampoon’s Adam & Eve actor was scheduled for release in 2018, but he was recently released early, according to Page Six.
The news outlet also reported on Monday, August 1, that Cameron is planning to write a tell-all memoir about his life as a Hollywood scion, his struggle with drug addiction and his time in prison. The actor plans to stay under the radar following his release and is ready for “a new start, and a chance at a new life,” Page Six said.
In 2013, Michael Douglas, 71, opened up about his son’s conviction while accepting the Best Actor Award (for his role in Behind the Candelabra) at the Emmy Awards. “I’m questioning the system. At first, I was certainly disappointed with my son, but I’ve reached a point now where I’m disappointed with the system,” the Oscar-winning actor said at the time.
Cameron is the son of Michael and first wife Diandra Morrell Douglas, who he divorced in 2000 after 23 years of marriage. The Fatal Attraction actor married Catherine Zeta-Jones in November 2000. They are the parents of two children, Dylan, 15, and Carys, 13.