Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested for cocaine possession - Metro US

Robert Downey Jr.’s son arrested for cocaine possession

Robert Robert Downey Jr. is probably having a rough morning. Credit: Getty Images

Hey guys! Got a case of the Mondays? What would pick you up? How about a chilling reminder that addiction is a disease that frequently runs in families, so the same child an addict once cited as an inspiration for getting clean will grow up to be at greater risk for abusing drugs himself? Mm, best part of waking up.

Robert Downey Jr.’s son was arrested on Sunday afternoon for cocaine possession. According to ET, 18-year-old Indio Downey was a passenger in a car pulled over by the LAPD near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega. He was released Monday morning on $10,000 bail.

“Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. famously struggled with substance abuse for much of his life, even serving two prison sentences, the first for three months and the second for nearly a year. Downey claimed that he had been addicted to drugs from the age of eight, because his own father, Robert Downey Sr., had been giving them to him, according to the BBC.

Downey Jr.’s been in recovery since 1993, which already makes him a more together dad than his own father, it sounds like. Hopefully he can help his son avoid treading in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps.

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