Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's Good To Be A Celeb

The ever-watchful TMZ has been keeping a close eye on Gary Dourdan (former star of CSI: [who was just killed off the show in the season finale, most probably because of his recent drug arrest] who routinely made it a habit to be a complete douchebag to TMZ whenever possible) and his legal woes. They were the first to report that Dourdan had been arrested on suspicion of drug possession (heroin, cocaine, ecstasy) and are now reporting that Dourdan has plead his way out of a jail sentence for said offense:

Gary Dourdan pleaded guilty to two of the felony possession charges against him and won't have to serve any jail time. The first charged against him, for having heroin, was dropped. He pleaded guilty to the possession of coke and ecstasy charges. Dourdan will enter a treatment program and has to complete 16 classes. The charges will be dismissed when he completes the program.

Un-effing-believable! I find it EXTREMELY difficult to believe that this sort of punishment would be handed down to a "regular" person arrested on the same offense. While I'm pretty surprised that the heroin possession charge was dropped, I'm downright shocked that he will not only NOT be forced to serve any time in jail but he will only have to endure 16 drug treatment classes! Why is it that the "regular" people are OK with this sort of preferential treatment for celebs? I'm pretty appalled because, sadly, I do not believe this will solve the problem. I hope I'm wrong and I hope that Dourdan can kick his deadly and dangerous habits in these 16 drug treatment classes but I somehow suspect this won't be the last run-in with the law to come his way. [Source]