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    Tue, 04 May 2010 09:12:38

    Michael Douglas Speaks Out on Son's Jail Sentence - Says sentence is "adequate"

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    Cameron Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison on a drug conviction. Yesterday, his famous dad spoke about the sentencing to the Today show, saying he believed that Cameron's sentencing was "adequate." The punishment apparently fits the crime in dear old day's eyes. Douglas said, "My son was a drug dealer and he's been trying to kill himself for a while. I can't condone his behavior and 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."

    Douglas also recognized his own indirect blame for the situation, telling Matt Lauer that he has "taken blames about being a bad father" to Cameron. He also said that he has taken a completely different approach to fatherhood with his children Dylan, 9, and Carys, 7. Their mother is his uber-hot, much younger wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    Do you think Douglas' second chance with a new set of kids is a reprieve for being a bad pop to his earlier children? Or is that a cop out?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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