Michael Douglas asks for mercy toward son

In this April 27, 2009 file photo, Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas, arrives at the premiere of the film "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" in Los Angeles. Michael Douglas has asked a federal judge in a handwritten letter to show leniency toward Cameron Douglas at a sentencing set for Tuesday, April 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

April 19, 2010 5:58:35 PM PDT
Michael Douglas says his family's fame and history of substance abuse helped drive his son into drug addiction and crime in New York.