54-year-old actor, Robert Downey Jr who was presented with a Disney Legend Award at 2019’s D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, recalled of being arrested for the first time when he visited Disneyland.
During his acceptance speech the Marvel star joked about his arrest and said, “Here’s a bit of trivia for you. The very first time I went to Disneyland I was transported to another place -within moments of being arrested.”
The actor revealed that he was arrested for smoking pot.
“I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center, given a strict warning, and returned to, if memory serves, one very disappointed group chaperone. I’ve been sitting on that shame for a while and I’m just going to release it here tonight. I would like to make amends to whoever had to detain me for smoking pot in a gondola without a license.”
“I don’t want to further confuse the issue by insinuating that pot smoking licenses for the gondola are in any way obtainable,” he added.
Besides Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen and Hans Zimmer have been presented with the Disney Legends Awards this year.
Source : Various