Jaycee Chan, the son of movie legend, Jackie Chan, has been released from prison after serving a sentence for drugs offences. Jaycee Chan who was sentenced to six months in jail at the beginning of January after pleading guilty to sheltering others to use drugs left Beijing’s Checheng prison shortly after midnight this morning, Friday, February 13, 2015 after completing his sentence, which took into account time already served since he was detained by police last August.
A statement from the 32-year old actor’s entertainment company thanked fans and the media for their concern and said Jaycee will hold a news conference tomorrow, February 14 to ‘apologise and explain’. Speaking in court previously, Jaycee who faced a maximum sentence of three years said of his arrest: ‘I just gave [the police] information and I confessed because I didn’t know how to deal with the marijuana’.
The singer and actor was arrested at the same time as his friend, Kai Ko, who was released from police custody following a 14-day administrative detention for drug use. Ko testified on camera that he had used drugs at Jaycee’s home. Speaking shortly after his son’s arrest, Rush Hour actor, Jackie who was named an official Narcotics Control Ambassador by Chinese police in 2009 said he felt ‘angry, shocked and ashamed’.
He blogged: ‘Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken. Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public. ‘I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs. I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I’m going to face the road together with you
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