Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, was released from prison on Saturday 14th February after serving six months in jail on drug charges. Chan apologised for his actions at a press conference in Beijing shortly after his release.
Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan's son, has been freed from jail on drug charges. The 32-year-old actor was arrested in August 2014 after police found 100 grams of marijuana at his Beijing apartment. He was immediately imprisoned but formally charged with "the crime of sheltering others to take drugs" in December 2014. He was released on Saturday (14th February) after serving his six month sentence.
Jackie Chan's son has apologised for his drug use at a press conference in Beijing.
Chan told reporters gathered in Beijing he “will be a law-abiding person from now on.”
Jaycee Chan with the director Kenneth Bi at Sundance 208 [Getty/Bryan Bedder]
Wearing a black suit, Jaycee who is also an actor, told reporters in Beijing he would now be focusing his efforts on film and music projects as well as spend more time with his mother Lin Feng-jiao.
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The movie star's son was released from jail in Beijing, China, on Friday morning after serving a six-month sentence for drug offences.
Jaycee Chan, the son of movie star Jackie Chan, has been released from prison in Beijing, China, on early Friday morning (Feb 13th) after completing a six-month sentence on drug charges, amid the Chinese government's crackdown on illegal narcotics.
Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee, released from prison after serving drug sentence
Jaycee was reportedly released from jail at around 3.00 a.m. after serving the required time behind bars, which took into account the months he had already served after being put in detention last August.
Jaycee Chan faces prison following drugs charges.
The son of Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan, has finally been charged for drugs offences by police in China following his arrest back in August 2014, where he was found to have a considerable amount of cannabis in his home.
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The 32-year-old was busted in Beijing when more than 100 grams of the drug were unearthed, and he has now been charged with 'the crime of sheltering others to take drugs' according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate. The news comes as further embarrassment to his movie star father, who in 2009 was named Goodwill Ambassador for the National Anti-Drug Committee and subsequently did much humanitarian work to support the drugs education in schools.
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Jaycee Chan - the son of Jackie Chan - would presumably be banned from appearing on TV under the new rules.
China has taken the severe though not altogether surprising step of banning tainted celebrities from TV and movie screens. The ban, which will see stars arrested for drugs, prostitution, etc removed from media outlets, is meant to keep the industry healthy, reports China Daily.
The Chinese government said celebrities who break the law - like Jackie Chan's son who was arrested on drug charges this year - would not be invited to appear in programmes and broadcasts of their work would be suspended.
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