The lawyers for Cameron Douglas blamed his dad Michael’s fame for causing his drug addiction.
Cameron was charged with possession and trafficking drugs when he was busted at the Hotel Gansevoort in New York City last summer in a DEA sting operation. The ENQUIRER previously reported he had turned informant, hoping to cut a deal with Feds in a plea-bargain attempt.
During a request for bail, Douglas, 31, his own defense attorneys claimed Cam’ troubles originated from a "difficult upbringing" with his Oscar-winning dad.
Attorney Dan Gitner chaged, "His serious heroin addiction (stemmed from a) notoriety that is not due to any acts of his own but by dint of birth and a difficult upbringing."
"He didn’t benefit from his celebrity," fellow lawyer Nicholas DeFeis chimed in, "He was hurt by it in a variety of ways, including ways in this case."
The troubled thesp’s psychiatrist Dr. Robert Millman made similar claims "He has been sort of a reckless person since he was really young, endangering himself constantly.
"Not violent, just screwing up in every way – car accidents, motorcycle accidents, tattoos. I think a lot of it had to do with who his parents are."
The judge refused to grant bail, fearing Douglas might relapse while awaiting his trial in April.
It may be noted that Michael Douglas’ brother Eric, the other son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, had a long history of drug abuse before succumbing to a fatal heroin OD in 2004.