Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested by Chinese GovernmentBy: Brian Powell - August 18, 2014
Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan’s son, most recently made headlines indirectly when his father stated that he was to receive none of his $130 million inheritance. Jackie Chan stated that “If he is capable, he can make his own money,. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.” Instead of giving the money to his son after his death, Jackie Chan had decided to donate all of his money to the charities he deems most worthwhile.
And, unbeknownst to Jackie Chan at the time, that was most likely the wisest decision he could have made, considering his son probably would have blown all the money on weed.
On Monday, the Chinese state media agency revealed that police had arrested Jaycee Chan on drug-related charges, along with his friend and Taiwanese television star, Kai Ko Chen-tung.
The two were arrested after police received a tip alluding to the potential drug possession and use by both parties. Upon investigation of Chan’s home in Beijing’s Dongcheng district, police discovered more than 100 grams (or a little more than 3.5 ounces, for those of you in the United States) of marijuana. Chan and Ko also failed to pass a urine drug test when administered.
The arrest of Jaycee Chan comes as a double-insult to Jackie Chan. Not only is Jaycee Jackie’s son, but Jackie Chan was also appointed as an official anti-drug official by the Chinese government in 2009. Despite what many may fear, Jackie Chan has been on record as stating that if his son was to ever delve into narcotics, he hopes he would be sent to jail in order to teach his son a lesson.
For Jaycee Chan, the arrest only adds to his lackluster resume. Chan starred in the film 1911 with his father in 2011, but the movie quickly became Jackie Chan’s worst-rated movie in his lengthy career. Jaycee Chan also starred in 2012’s Double Trouble, a film which grossed a whopping £5,400, or $9,0335.01.
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