Followup on Jamie Waylett Case: Sentenced to Community Service (Updated)
July 21, 2009, 07:43 AM
A followup today regarding the legal case involving actor Jamie Waylett (Crabbe), who earlier this month plead guilty to growing cannabis plants at a residence in London, England. Today, the AP reports that Jamie was sentenced to to 120 hours of community service. The report continues: Judge Timothy Workman said Tuesday that he accepted that the cultivation was on a small scale and for Waylett's own use. He said the actor had been, "until now, a man of good character."
UPDATE: The BBC has more now on the matter, including a message from Jamie: "Leaving the court, Waylett said: "I extend my sincere apologies to the
producers, cast and crew and all at Warners and most especially to all
Harry Potter fans."
I hope he will still be able to supply his fellow cast members!
First, Happy Birthday.. Second it’s a shame to see him go down the wrong path.. as so many of them do now days.. I hope he learns from this experience and doesn’t have a drug filled future
I am glad that he got community service and not imprisonment but having broken the law he is not actually going to be very available for filming while doing that community service, they have a schedule to keep to and would not have held up any part of it to wait for the outcome of all this, so I think you may find that he will not be back for the final films.
He is lucky.I hope he learns from his mistakes.
hmmmmmm…………there wasn’t a witch or wizard who went bad that wasn’t in slytherin……………….
Wow he got off pretty lucky with just 120 hours. Some schools in higher education will require you do double that, and that’s not even a punishment! lol hope he can shoot the DH scenes
@moglet, if he’s lucky he can get all of it done relatively quickly. If he does 40 hrs/wk that’s just 3 weeks, even 20 hrs. is just 6.
I wonder how many people slamming him for Marijuana cultivation actually looked into the supposed “negative” effects of it. Marijuana causes zero deaths per year, whereas alcohol claims over 175,000 lives per year and Tobacco over 500,000. Educate yourselves, people.
As for Jamie Waylett, I’m glad he wasn’t given prison time. I can’t help but find the delicious irony in the justice system – “drugs will ruin your life, so to help you we’ll ruin your life by putting you into prison”. I’m sure he’ll get his community service over and done with before his big scene in Deathly Hallows starts filming.
happy birthday jamie hope you re back for deathly hallows:D
I really hope that Jamie can step back and move on from here. He’s a great guy & it would be too bad to throw it all away.
In response to the comments suggesting some of us should educate ourselfs, the discussion isnt about the good or bad effects of drugs. The fact is, it’s against the law.
Personally, I dont like drugs of any kind (however uncool that may make me) so, it always gets to me when I hear of someone getting busted for it.
It’s good to see Jamie did say something to his fans. He has so much love & respect from his fans, and he’s a movie star in the Potterverse, it would be too bad to throw it all away. I hope he can move on from this.
Happy Birthday, Jamie! Try playing video games instead to relax. It’s much better for you. Just as long as you stay away from World of Warcraft — trust me on that one!
Well that’s cool. At least he’ll be around for the movies and he’s sorry for what he did/getting caught.
@is.this.real? that’s best line i’ve heard all day! hahaha
Will he be in DH then?
The law is the law and thas it. He should say he is sorry to all the fans of HP. Somtimes in life you need to make the right choices and he made a wrong one. He will do his sentence and it will be over.