Cameron Douglas, the son of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas, was brutally attacked in prison while serving a 9 ½ year sentence for selling drugs, according to the New York Post.
Sources say Cameron suffered a broken femur and finger after a mob captain placed a $100 bounty on him for being a “rat.”
Cameron reportedly dropped out of the prison’s flag football league after hearing that there was a reward for causing him bodily harm. Not long after his resignation from the team, Douglas entered the infirmary badly beaten.
“He broke his femur, which is hard to snap, and had to have a rod inserted. He told health services staff that he hurt them playing handball. You don’t break a femur playing handball,” reported a source.
It may be that Douglas’ psychiatrist inadvertently incited the assault on his patient. Dr. Robert Millman revealed in open court that Cameron had agreed to testify against the Mexicans from whom he had bought his narcotics.
No one has been punished for the crimes committed against Cameron Douglas, but according to a New York Post source the gangster involved “is the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Italians. They won’t tolerate rats, and Cameron testified against the people who gave him the drugs.”
Cameron’s celebrity father, Michael Douglas, has remained by his side during the stretch in prison. In 2010, the “Wall Street” star regularly traveled 200 miles to see his imprisoned son while battling cancer. It is unknown if Michael Douglas has seen his son since the attack.
In addition to prison stripes, Cameron has also picked up a tough guy image. “He recently had his initials inscribed on his neck and big stars on his shoulders, with each year of his incarceration in each star: ’10, ’11, ’12,” explains the New York Post source.
It looks like the tough guy image didn’t do much to prevent the beating. Cameron is still on crutches two months after the ordeal. He will be serving jail time until 2018 at the earliest.
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