From the archives: Jaycee Chan's trouble with drugs

A handout photo showing actor Jaycee Chan standing trial at a court in Beijing on Jan 9, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A handout photo showing actor Jaycee Chan standing trial at a court in Beijing on Jan 9, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan, the son of action star Jackie Chan and former actress Lin Feng-jiao, was on Jan 9, 2015, sentenced to six months in jail and fined 2,000 yuan (S$430) for accommodating drug users.

Chan was arrested on Aug 14, 2014. We track back to events after his arrest.


AUG 19, 2014

I've been taking marijuana for 8 years, says Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan

Jaycee Chan had his first taste of the drug in the Netherlands and had been taking marijuana alone or with friends at home since 2006, China Central Television quotes police as saying. He is said to have found it hard to kick the habit.

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AUG 19, 2014

10 comments stern parent Jackie Chan has made about his son Jaycee

Choice quotes from anti-drug ambassador Jackie Chan,  known for his authoritarian style of parenting, about his son.

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AUG 20, 2014

Jackie Chan offers a 'deep bow of apology' for Jaycee's drug arrest

Action superstar Jackie Chan apologises to the public for Jaycee's drug arrest in a Weibo message two days after the arrest was confirmed, saying he was "angry" and "shocked" by the incident.

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AUG 22, 2014

Is Jaycee Chan a 'scapegoat'? The star has met his lawyer in prison, say reports

Jaycee Chan meets his lawyer, Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News reports. He is said to be worried about his parents' health and the impact his arrest would have on his friends. It is even suggested that Chan has been "made a scapegoat".

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AUG 24, 2014

Jaycee the poor little rich boy

A look at what it is like for Jaycee Chan growing up in the shadow of a world-famous dad - from being the "secret son" to fears of being kidnapped to his efforts to break into showbiz.

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OCT 24, 2014

Jackie Chan says he was an incompetent dad to Jaycee, and will be competent in future

Jackie Chang  opens up to reporters about Jaycee for the first time since his son's arrest. The Hong Kong star who made it big in Hollywood begged the media not to hurt wife Lin Feng-jiao with speculative reports.

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DEC 26, 2014

Actor Jackie Chan: I never used my connections to help my son Jaycee

The action star rebuts rumours that he used his connections to help his son out of detention. In fact, Chan says, he asked his lawyer not to try and shorten Jaycee's detention.

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Letter written in jail by Jaycee Chan to his mother helped him get lighter sentence

A story in Ming Pao Weekly said that a three-page letter in which Jaycee apologised to his mother, former actress Lin Feng-jiao, moved prison staff who felt he had shown remorse over his offence. 

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