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Michael Douglas & Ex-Wife

Sorry, Your Son's No One Special

10/8/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Douglas and his ex-wife, Diandra have just been derailed in their effort to see their imprisoned son -- ironically derailed by a group that fights for prison reform ... TMZ has learned.

Cameron Douglas is currently serving time on drug charges and prison officials are not letting visitors see him -- including his parents.

Diandra has been enlisting Hollywood celebs to sign a petition posted on Change.org -- a petition urging prison officials to let them see their son. 

Her campaign was picking up steam but suddenly it disappeared from the website with no explanation.

We did some digging, and contacted the Drug Policy Alliance, which actually spearheaded the petition drive.  DPA officials told us they had a change of heart ... the sentiment was that it was unfair to help individuals and not focus on the big picture of prison abuses.  It seems there was also a feeling that it didn't look good to help famous people and not everyone else.

So Diandra and Michael are back to square one.

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76.

William    

As a parent, it must be heartbreaking to see your son (or not see ) suffer. But I agree: why should they be afforded special privileges?

358 days ago
77.

en Todo Momento!!    

i'm sure they are just triple, triple checking... 'you sure you're not gay, mr douglas jr? not even a little bit horny for some good hard man all over you?... i mean with the reputation of his father, there's got to be some unbridled horniness just waiting to explode in the boy. the psychiatrists who run this place, that nadleman guy, is probably very sure you can tickle the gay out of every male one way or the other. what's a litl bit of 'psychological experimentations''?

358 days ago
78.

dk    

I would be concerned that he was hurt or no longer alive.

358 days ago
79.

chris    

if you do the crime then you must do the time

358 days ago
80.

Toby Right    

Hollywood liberals that think they are somebody special and everybody else owes them something and nobody owes them a damn thing! Glad the petition was taken down.

358 days ago
81.

Kara    

Wow... You guys are tough.... Michael Douglas is a PARENT who wants to see his son in prison... He wants a visit...Everyone can sit in judgement of kids from privileged backgrounds and say what you want...but when you're a parent and your kid is in prison ... And your told "No". Well.. I'd bust through the doors to make sure my son is alright...

I do not condone what his son did... But to not allow a visit or a phone call.... What's the reason...
And if I were M.D. I would use every resource I could to help my efforts to be allowed to see my child...

358 days ago
82.

terryhighlander    

They are right, he is notyjng special,..and how much longer is this thing going to live!!!!

358 days ago
83.

737FlyBoy    

It matters little whether Michael Douglas told the public his cancer was throat or tongue - its still SCCH&N (Squamous Cell Carcinoma Head & Neck) aka Oral Cancer! Regardless - having cancer on the tongue does NOT mean one has to have a bilateral dissection! Cutting off half the face is when the cancer is in the jaw-neck What this man has endured is beyond the comprehension of those who have not had cancer - specifically Oral Cancer. Just because he's 2 yrs cancer free doesn't mean his troubles are over - actually he will suffer the side effects for the rest of his life... the radiation burn injuries (scar tissue/lack of saliva...) to the inside of his mouth & throat are horrific. Basic living is a hell! the constant pain/discomfort affects sleep, limits ability to eat foods not smothered in sauces, speaking is difficult because mouth is so dry, breathing is effected, dental decay/infections are common due to lack of saliva, headaches, fatigue, depression, frustration..... then he has to deal with his wife's problems & an ex-wife nagging him to bring attention to her need to see her son who got into trouble while doing time in prison for getting into trouble! It takes more than 2 yrs for most people to adjust to this new reality let alone have to deal with his complicated life. Michael Douglas deserves our respect & patience - his nerves & emotions are probably at their raw ends!

356 days ago
84.

737FlyBoy    

What this man has endured is beyond the comprehension of those who have not had cancer - specifically Oral Cancer. Just because he's 2 yrs cancer free doesn't mean his troubles are over - actually he will suffer the side effects for the rest of his life... the radiation burn injuries (scar tissue/lack of saliva...) to the inside of his mouth & throat are horrific. Basic living is a hell! the constant pain/discomfort affects sleep, limits ability to eat foods not smothered in sauces, speaking is difficult because mouth is so dry, breathing is effected, dental decay/infections are common due to lack of saliva, headaches, fatigue, depression, frustration..... then he has to deal with his wife's problems & an ex-wife nagging him to bring attention to her need to see her son who got into trouble while doing time in prison for getting into trouble! It takes more than 2 yrs for most people to adjust to this new reality let alone have to deal with his complicated life. Michael Douglas deserves our respect & patience - his nerves & emotions are probably at their raw ends!

356 days ago
85.

737FlyBoy    

BTW it matters little whether Michael Douglas told the public his cancer was throat or tongue - its still SCCH&N (Squamous Cell Carcinoma Head & Neck) aka Oral Cancer! Regardless - having cancer on the tongue does NOT mean one has to have a bilateral dissection! Cutting off half the face is when the cancer is in the jaw-neck. Famous or not - this guy - like all SCCH&N patients, has gone through hell. The radiation would have caused 3rd degree burns to the inside of his mouth & fried the outside of his face.

356 days ago
86.

Lena    

A-Freaking-men. A junkie is a junkie is a junkie

353 days ago
87.

Cynic    

unbelievable yet ever so typical of rich folk.

346 days ago
88.

Cynic    

this criminal sold ice for a living who cares, then he gets caught in jail with more ice he got someone to smuggle in . that is why he is not allowed vistors . he got a very lenient sentence for his first crime and they threw the book at him for drugs in a jail. to bad so sad eat **** and die mother ****er

346 days ago
89.

universal doll    

This is very interesting...read this item about Douglas...it also references reasons why he spoke about his cancer...the item also mentions Jolie, too.

http://youthinkwhat.com/now/angelina-jolie-michael-douglas-shills-for-big-pharma/

339 days ago
90.

Keisha    

His son broke the law repeatedly before finally being locked up. At the beginning of his jail sentence he had someone smuggle black tar heroin into the prison and they got caught. He knew that he would lose his visitation for the remainder of his sentence as well as lose other punishments and heroin was more important. He deserves no special treatment. I am sick of the double standards with wealthy famous people.

332 days ago
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