Following in his father’s footsteps, Robert Downey Jr.’s son has come out clean from his previous drug record. Indio Downey showed up at an LA courthouse on March 8 morning, where a judge dismissed his cocaine case, after he submitted proof that he had successfully completed a drug diversion programme, reports TMZ.com.
The dismissal comes two months after California governor Jerry Brown gave the 50-year-old Downey Jr a full pardon for his drug convictions. Speaking to judge Lauren Weis Birnstein in open court, Indio said that he feels grateful for the experience he had over the last 20 months in recovery.
Adding to this, he even said that he feels “so blessed to have my life back.”
Indio was arrested in June 2014 in West Hollywood when cops drove alongside the vehicle in which he was riding and noticed he was smoking something out of a pipe.
Over a year ago, Robert explained to Vanity Fair how he had inherited his issues from his father and his son Indio, had also taken the same path. “He’s his mother [musician Deborah Falconer]’s son and my son, and he’s come up the chasm much quicker than we did. But that’s typical in the Information Age; things get accelerated. You’re confronted with histories and predispositions and influences and feelings and unspoken traumas or needs that weren’t met, and all of a sudden you’re three miles into the woods. Can you help someone get out of those woods? Yes, you can. By not getting lost looking for them.”
Being slightly more straight up he continued: “Pick a dysfunction and it’s a family problem.”