Julia Fox ‘stunned’ and ‘heartbroken’ over father, brother arrest

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Julia Fox is stunned and heartbroken by the news that her father and her brother were arrested on drug and weapons charges, sources tell Page Six.

Pals of the “Uncut Gems” star tell us that Fox has been completely shocked by the arrest, and shocked that her brother, Christopher, was allegedly mixed up in hard drugs and weapons.

Neither Thomas or Christopher has a prior criminal history.

A source said that Fox, 33, thinks her brother Chris is “brilliant,” but added, “while Julia has found a creative path after a difficult childhood, he’s struggled to believe in himself enough to put his mind to use.”

The star was out of town during the raid — and is not believed to have known about her family’s alleged crimes, sources have told The Post.

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Friends say Julia Fox is shocked by the arrest news of her father and brother.
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The actress and fashion world favorite has previously talked about growing up in the city with her single dad and brother, who she has also said she didn’t see often.

“He’s like a mad scientist recluse,” Julia previously has said of her brother in the interview. “He builds 3D printers for fun.”

Relatives also described Fox’s brother to The Post as a “mad scientist” type who liked do experiments, but said he was a gentle guy who “wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

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The “Uncut Gems” star was out of town when the news broke.
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The Post reported on Wednesday that Fox’s dad and brother were arrested after cops raided their Manhattan apartment. Law enforcement sources said that officers found ghost guns and evidence of narcotics manufacturing.

Police entered the Upper East Side home of Christopher and Thomas Fox around 6 a.m., we previously reported, as part of a larger ghost gun investigation, sources said.

The investigators recovered ghost guns — which are weapons without traceable serial numbers that are often sold piecemeal — as well as 3D-printed parts like lower receivers.

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Relatives of the star were taken into custody at their 84th Street home following the raid.
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Cops also allegedly recovered 3D printers and polymer material as well — plus unidentified pills, a pill press, pressure cookers, fentanyl, chloroform, heroin, propane, formaldehyde, and materials often used to make explosives, according to sources.

The two relatives of the star — who is known for having once dated Kanye West — were taken into custody at their 84th Street home following the raid. Charges against them are pending, sources said.

The NYPD confirmed that its major case field intelligence team executed a search warrant at the building where Christopher and Thomas lived, and that two unnamed individuals were taken into custody. 

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Model and actress Fox is also known for having dated Kanye West.

A spokesperson said: “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.”

“At this time, the matter is believed to be contained, with no apparent nexus to terrorism,” the spokesperson added.

“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.”


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