Catherine Zeta-Jones has written to a New York judge asking him to spare her stepson Cameron Douglas a harsh prison sentence over his selling of drugs.
Thirty-one-year-old Cameron - son of Michael and his first wife - is facing a minimum of ten years behind bars for selling crystal meth.
"Never in my experience over the years has Cameron shown any signs of the disease that has tormented him, toward his siblings or has ever been abusive to us as a family at any time," wrote the Welsh star.
"My stepson is a caring, considerate, worthy human being, but never the less, the disease, that for years he has tried to combat, did take over again.
"What is wrong, is wrong, but may all these positive attributes prevail, so that a facility that he is positioned in, will help rehabilitate him," she added.
Cameron will be sentenced on April 27.