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The Apple Doesn’t Fall
Far From the Tree!:
Robert Downey Jr.’s
Son Arrested on Drug
Charges, Plus 9 Other
Hollywood Kids Who
Followed In Their
Parent’s Footsteps —
For Better or For

Robert Downey Jr.’s son Indio was arrested in West Hollywood on Sunday, June 29, for cocaine possession.

A report claims he was in the passenger’s seat of a car around 2 PM when cops drove along and noticed someone was smoking something out of a pipe. After searching the car, an officer found cocaine in the 20-year-old’s possession. He was arrested and taken to jail.

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RDJ has notoriously battled his own troubles with addiction and was arrested numerous times between 1996 and 2001 on drug-related charges—including cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

In a statement, the Iron Man actor spoke about the genetic disposition to addiction.

Robert Downey Jr. Mug Shot

“Unfortunately, there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it,” he said. “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.”

Indio isn’t the first offspring to take after a famous parent—for better or worse! Check out more kids following in their famous parent’s footsteps.

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