VIDEO: Michael Douglas In Court As Son Sentenced to 5 Years

Apr. 20 2010, Published 4:02 a.m. ET

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Michael Douglas appeared in Manhattan court on Tuesday afternoon to watch his son being sentenced, has confirmed.

A New York judge today sentenced Cameron Douglas to 5 years in prison after he admitted to dealing large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine from the city’s swanky Hotel Gansevoort.  Michael’s Ex-Wife Diandra was also in court.

Judge Richard Berman handed out the lesser sentence after reading letters appealing for leniency from the former DJ’s famous father Michael Douglas, his grandfather Kirk Douglas, and his step-mom Welsh star Catherine Zeta Jones.

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Cameron Douglas was arrested in July 2009 at the Manhattan hotel. He has admitted dealing methamphetamine and cocaine - the 31-year-old pleaded guilty in January to a drug charge that usually carries a mandatory 10 years in prison.

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Michael Douglas' letter to the judge talked about a family history of drug and alcohol problems and "the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father."

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“For the past eight months, I have cherished my two hours a week in person conversation with Cameron at the MCC Metropolitan Correctional Center. He's sober!” Douglas wrote to Judge Richard Berman.

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“I get to witness the wonderful young man he can be - he maintains his spirit, blames no one but himself, and recognizes his criminal activity began with his heroin use,” the Wall Street star wrote.



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