August 30, 2016  

Michael Douglas: Cameron's Five-Year Prison Sentence Is 'Adequate'

May 4, 2010 (3:21 am) GMT
Michael Douglas is convinced Judge Berman made the right decision for handing his son Cameron a five-year prison sentence.

has praised the judge overseeing his son's court case for handing a five-year prison sentence - calling the punishment "adequate". The 31 year old faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to one count of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of cocaine in January.

Douglas, along with his wife and his father Kirk, wrote letters to Federal Judge Richard Berman, urging him to be lenient. Their pleas appeared to have been answered when Cameron was handed a five-year sentence last month, and Douglas is convinced Judge Berman made the right decision.

He tells America's "TODAY" show, "Well, I think any person can understand writing letters for leniency. Everybody does it. I think the court recognized his drug addiction as well as the crime that he committed. It's an adequate, I think, amount of time for anybody to spend in jail."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Outlander' Casts David Berry in Pivotal Role of Lord John Grey
  2. 'Zombieland 2' Still Happening With Original's Scribes on Board
  3. Kim Kardashian Reportedly Furious Over Blac Chyna's Naked Photos for Paper Magazine
  4. Stephen Colbert Takes on Anthony Weiner's Sexting Scandal, Spoofs Beyonce's VMA Performance
  5. The Homeless Guy Accepting Miley Cyrus' Moonman at 2014 VMAs Is Selling the Trophy
  6. Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Wears a $11,000 Dress to the VMAs Because of Course She Does
  7. 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Reportedly Eyes Liam Garrigan to Portray King Arthur
  8. No, It's Not Britney! Kourtney Kardashian Plays With Huge Snake in This Cringe-Inducing Picture