Julia Fox breaks her silence on her dad and brother being arrested
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Julia Fox has broken her silence on the news that her brother and dad were arrested earlier this month.
The 33-year-old model's brother, Christopher Fox, 30, was taken into police custody following a raid on his New York apartment as part of a wider investigation into ghost guns – unserialised and untraceable firearms – and narcotics.
The NYPD confirmed that its team seized several ghost gun parts as well as equipment and chemicals for manufacturing illegal substances.
Although Fox's father, Thomas Fox, was also arrested, she has confirmed that he had 'no involvement' and was released 'later that night'.
Breaking her silence on the scandal, the Uncut Gems star said in a TikTok video: "My dad was released that night. It was determined that he really had no involvement and had no idea what was going on.
"And also the media did sensationalise it a little bit – like he definitely was not making bombs."
She continued: "I know my brother and I've always known him to be like, I'm not kidding, the sweetest, most gentle, kind, soft spoken, loves animals, loves to plant flowers, has a green thumb, loves nature...
"But I will say that both my brother and I have a lot of trauma. And the difference is that I'm scrappy. I'm a fighter.
"I, through my aggression, was able to release a lot of that rage, whereas for Christopher he internalised it."
Fox went on to say that the 'silver lining' in the ordeal is that her brother is 'finally going to get the help' that she's been trying to get him for so long.
"I wish I could say more, but obviously I don't want to damage his case or anything like that," she said. "But I will say that I'm just embarrassed."
The raid on Christopher's apartment unfolded on Wednesday, March 8, before he was released on a $450,000 bond this Monday, March 13.
He's set to appear in court over the charges against him on May 4.
A spokesperson for the NYPD told Metro.co.uk in a statement: "On the morning of Wednesday, March 8, the NYPD’s Major Case Field Intelligence Team executed a search warrant related to a specialized, long-term investigation into ghost guns and narcotics.
"The NYPD’s Ghost Gun Team seized several ghost gun parts as well as equipment for pressing narcotics pills.
"Team members also discovered materials typically used as components in explosives, including pressure cookers and various chemicals, which can also be used for manufacturing narcotics.
"Upon finding those items, the Ghost Gun Team immediately called in additional resources to help investigate and seize the items. The found chemicals were deemed non-hazardous.
"Two individuals were taken into custody as part of a continuing criminal investigation. A full investigation is ongoing. At this time, the matter is believed to be contained, with no apparent nexus to terrorism.
"The NYPD will continue to fight relentlessly against illegal guns – against both the steady proliferation of traditionally-manufactured firearms and the increasingly prevalent numbers of illegal, untraceable but fully functioning weapons known as ghost guns."
UNILAD has contacted the NYPD for further comment.