Lawyer For Michael Douglas’ Son Fell In Love With Him & Smuggled Him Drugs

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Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, is serving 10 years in prison for dealing meth, an offense for which he was arrested in New York City in 2009. Jennifer Ridha joined his legal team that year, but ended up falling in love with her client and abandoning her career as a lawyer. In her new book, Criminal That I Am, Ridha writes about her relationship with Cameron and how she smuggled him drugs in prison. 

Now a grad student at New York University, Ridha talks about how she and Cameron formed a special bond. When he asked her to smuggle drugs into prison, she was not only surprised that she agreed to do it, but how good she was at hiding it.  But, when she was later arrested for the act, she knew she had made a huge mistake.

"I have chosen the wrong path, a path almost certain to cause harm to someone whom I ostensibly love," Ridha writes in an excerpt for The Hollywood Reporter

Ridha's since stopped practicing law and admits she and Cameron's relationship is over. "I don't think that it was love that motivated me to turn to a life of crime, at least not exclusively and certainly not in the moment," she adds. "The government doesn't seem to care about the distinction, and I suppose in the end I don't either."

Criminal That I Am is available May 12. [THR
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