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.”
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.