Jackie Chan Expresses Shame for Errant Son
On Monday, Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan was prosecuted in Beijing for allegedly providing a venue for drug users, according to the People's Procuratorate of Beijing's Dongcheng District.
The prosecution came three months after he was formally arrested following a drugs bust at his residence in the capital.
"I hope that in the future, he could become an anti-drug spokesman and tell his experiences to young people," Jackie Chan said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Wednesday.
He also said that he never used any connections to help Jaycee Chan out.
On Aug. 14, Beijing police detained multiple people for drug offences, including Jaycee Chan and Taiwan movie star Ko Chen-tung.
Chan and Ko Chen-tung tested positive for marijuana and both admitted to taking the drug. Police seized more than 100 grams of marijuana at the junior Chan's home.
Ko Chen-tung was released on Aug. 29 after 14 days of administrative detention.
Following Jaycee Chan's detention, Jackie Chan released a statement on microblog Sina Weibo, saying he was "angered and shocked" by the news.
"As Jaycee's father, I feel ashamed and heartbroken. I hope that teenagers will draw lessons from Jaycee and stay away from drugs," read the statement.
prosecute: v.控告； 起诉；
venue: n.犯罪地点，案发地点； 会场；
detain: vt.留住，阻住； 耽搁； 拘留，扣留