Since being arrested and charged for marijuana possession in August, Jaycee Chan (房祖名) has remained in remand and recently spent his 32nd birthday in a Beijing detention facility. Jaycee’s manager shared that Jaycee has undergone a radical transformation in jail, turning into an avid fan of literature.
Jaycee used to detest reading so much that when he was presented with a script, he would claim to have reading difficulties and request that the script be read aloud to him. However, in the 113 days of detention thus far, Jaycee has borrowed more than a 100 books, and has also attempted to write songs and even scripts.
Many netizens are skeptical about this purported transformation, especially since it would translate into the reading rate of one book per day. Some remarked, “How did he do it? What kind of books are they?” Some also pointed out, “The manager only said Jaycee borrowed 100 books, but did not specify that he actually read every one of those books.”
Due to both consuming and possessing a large quantity of marijuana, Jaycee’s case is regarded as a serious offense and he has not been allowed bail or visitation. Under Chinese law, Jaycee has to undergo trial and sentencing before he will be allowed visitors.
Jackie Chan‘s (成龍) efforts at trying to visit his son have also been futile. Reportedly, Jaycee’s mother, Joan Lin (林鳳嬌) was so distraught that she has not left the house, and has been crying every day, constantly asking Jaycee’s manager for updates on the case.
This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.