For a very long time, Robert Downey Jr. was a walking punchline thanks to an epic coke addiction that landed him in and out of jail whenever he wasn’t alone in a hotel room with a Wonder Woman costume. But after getting a lifeline tossed to him by Mel Gibson who cast him in The Singing Detective, he was able to sober up and get his career to a point where Disney literally backed up trucks full of money just to get him to show up in two more Avengers movies. Except now comes the shitty part where he has to walk the razor’s edge of keeping his 20-year-old son clean without looking like a giant hypocrite to him. TMZ reports:
Robert Downey Jr.’s son was arrested for cocaine possession in West Hollywood Sunday afternoon … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
We’re told Indio Downey was a passenger in a car at around 2 PM PT when cops drove up along side the vehicle and noticed the passenger was smoking something out of a pipe.
An L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the car over, did a search and allegedly found cocaine in Indio’s possession. He was arrested and taken to jail for possession of cocaine.
Robert Downey Jr. has since released a statement:
“Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he’s capable of being.”
Downey adds … “We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”
Jesus. I don’t even know what kind of snarky shit you say here except that somehow this is Gwyneth Paltrow‘s fault. I don’t have any evidence or a specific reason to back any of that up, and I probably never will, but somehow I just know. I just know. Anyway, never invite me to an intervention. That’s the main point here.
“Jim, we’re concerned about how your addiction is affecting your family-”
“And why you’re always around Gwyneth Paltrow!”
“Goddammit. Somebody get him out of here! Who invited him?”