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Indio Downey, the Son of Robert Downey, Jr., Arrested for Possession (Updated with Statement from RDJ)

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 30, 2014 | Comments ()


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Updated: Robert Downey, Jr. has released a statement regarding his son’s arrest, via FilmDrunk:

“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. 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.”

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Earlier

Aww, this sucks because we all like to believe that our children will learn from our very public, very toxic, very life-threatening mistakes, but that’s apparently not always the case. Indio Downey, the 20 year old son of Robert Downey, Jr. has been arrested for cocaine possession, Entertainment Tonight reports.

Indio was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for a traffic stop in Los Angeles yesterday. During the course of the traffic stop, cocaine was discovered. Indio is currently out on $10,000 in bail.

We shouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet — he was just a passenger, and maybe the drugs belonged to the driver. In either case, he’s on the hook for a felony charge at the moment, and Robert Downey, Jr. has to be feeling all kinds of dread right now.

Source: ET




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  • Jezzer

    Indio's kind of a stupid name, but I've heard worse from celebrities.

  • Uriah_Creep

    I suspect the kid started using years ago when he realized his parents actually named him Indio.

  • TacoBellRey

    At least it wasn't his other son, who's like 2 years old. That would've gotten me really worried.

  • AsdffAnon

    He's 20 years old. Give the kid a break. One account of drug possession doesn't justify jumping to the conclusion that he's on a downward spiral.

  • He's 20 years old? That means he goes to grown man jail then.

  • Ok, yeah, maybe 'downward spiral' is a bit melodramatic, but in my defense I was only a 1/4 of the way through my first cup of coffee.

  • Fruit don't fall far from the tree, I guess. Hopefully he can pull out of this downward spiral the same way his father did.

  • NateMan

    "Where did you get this stuff?!"
    "I learned it from you, dad, okay?! I learned it by watching YOU."

    Just Say No.

  • Fabius_Maximus
  • BWeaves

    How did I NOT know this existed? Thank you.

  • So I'm guessing throwing a Rick James "Cocaine's a hell of a drug" GIF would be in poor taste?

    Also, is Monday morning now Celebrity Kids Monday on Pajiba?

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