Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned for Two-Decade-Old Drug Conviction

By Anshul Hardikar | 1 year ago
Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned for Two-Decade-Old Drug Conviction
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This Christmas has perhaps turned a new leaf in “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr.’s life as he has officially been pardoned of his drug convictions, something he was involved with back in the late 1990’s. The California Governor’s office as a Christmas Eve tradition relieved Robert of all his past crimes.

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According to CNN, Robert Downey Jr,. who spent time in prison back in the late 1990’s received a full and unconditional pardon from the California Governor’s office in what has become a tradition on Christmas Eve. According to the media outlet, the “Iron Man” star was one of the 91 people to have received a pardon from Gov. Jerry Brown. Back in 1996, Robert was convicted of possessing a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, DUI and use of controlled substance. For the same the “Captain America: Civil War” star spent time in prison, which included one year and three months in prison, two years on parole and almost three years on probation. It was during a time in his life when his convictions were taking over his acting talents and at the moment was perhaps the lowest time in the star’s life.

However, according to the Governor’s office, people convicted of a crime in California can apply for pardon after they receive a court order that declares a particular individual as rehabilitated and shows them as someone who has lived a productive and law-abiding life. According to a proclamation on the Governor’s website, Robert since his convictions has led an honest and upright life and has also paid his debts to the society by exhibiting good moral character. On the professional front too, Robert has twice in a year been named the Highest paid celebrity as his portrayal as Iron Man has won him accolades from world over.

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BBC added that back in 1996, police had found cocaine, heroin and a pistol in Robert’s car when he was stopped for speeding. Robert can now officially forget all that has been done since he already has redeemed himself as the one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the world. He will next be seen in next year’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

Photo source: Facebook/Iron Man

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