Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan was placed under arrest yesterday for allowing others to take drugs at his home, nearly a month after he and Taiwan-based movie star Kai Ko were detained on charges of drug use.
Chan, 32, and Ko, 23, were detained on August 14 when police seized more than 100 grams of weed at Chan’s home in Beijing’s Dongcheng district. Ko was released on August 29 after 14 days of administrative detention for drug use, immediately after which he appeared at a press conference and managed to sputter out an apology between the occasional sobbing and groveling.
“This incidence is like an ugly scar that will remain on my body. When I see it, I will remember the pain of making a terrible mistake,” Ko said.
Ko told police that it was Chan who introduced him to drugs and that he’d taken his first, sweet hit of the greenery at the (presumably former) friend’s home back in 2012. That handsome snitch.
In a confession aired on CCTV, Chan said that he first smoked weed under perfectly legal circumstances while visiting Amsterdam in 2006, and after that his raging drug habit spiraled out of control.
Just 46 hours after the pair were held, Jackie Chan, who was named an anti-drug ambassador in 2009, took to social media to apologize to the public.
“You did the wrong thing so you have to take responsibility,” he said, addressing his son. “As your father, I am willing to face the path of your future with you.”
The Dongcheng District prosecutor’s office gave approval for the formal arrest of Chan after police made the request last week, according to its Weibo account. If convicted, Chan could face up to three years in prison.