From stardom to handcuffs: the rise and fall of Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko!

    Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko revisit their drug scandal as they are detained again, shedding light on the entertainment industry's dark secrets.

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    In a shocking throwback to one of the most scandalous events in the entertainment world, the son of legendary action star Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan, and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko, find themselves back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. It's been nearly a decade since their infamous drug-related detention by Beijing police in August 2014, but the repercussions of that fateful day continue to echo through their careers and the entertainment industry.

    Back in the Day

    In August 2014, headlines around the globe blared with news of the arrest of Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko. Urine tests confirmed marijuana use, and both actors admitted to their drug consumption. The police even discovered over 100 grams of marijuana at Jaycee Chan's residence. Their detention sent shockwaves through the entertainment world and tarnished their promising careers.

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    Legal Consequences

    Jaycee Chan was slapped with the serious charge of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs," which carried the threat of a maximum three-year prison sentence if convicted. Meanwhile, Kai Ko faced a lighter punishment in the form of "administrative detention," which could last up to 15 days. Two other individuals, an assistant, and a suspected dealer, were also detained in connection with the case.

    An Ongoing Problem

    Their arrest back in 2014 was part of a broader crackdown by Beijing police on celebrity drug abuse. Over the years, several celebrities, both from mainland China and neighboring regions, fell prey to the same campaign. It seemed that no one was immune, not even the son of a global superstar.

    Life After the Scandal

    Despite the setback, Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko managed to salvage their careers to some extent. Jaycee Chan, also known as Fang Zuming, continued to act in mainland-produced films and even received a nomination for best supporting actor at the mainland's Hundred Flowers Awards. The father and son duo also landed lucrative advertising deals in mainland China, representing a tea brand launched by Coca-Cola.

    Kai Ko, on the other hand, became a household name in China after his role in the 2013 box office hit. His popularity soared, and he garnered a massive following on social media.

    The Anti-Drug Pledge

    In the wake of the scandal, 42 artist management agencies in Beijing signed an anti-drug agreement with local police, pledging not to hire artists with a history of drug use. This move was part of the authorities' efforts to cleanse the entertainment industry of drug-related issues.

    Reflections on the Past

    Looking back, the scandal that unfolded in August 2014 serves as a reminder of the dark side of the glitzy entertainment world. It shattered the image of two rising stars and exposed the pervasive issue of drug abuse within the industry.

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