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

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, which happened Wednesday in NYC, and that her brother, Christopher, was allegedly mixed up in hard drugs and weapons.

Neither Christopher nor their father, Thomas, 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.”

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Friends say Julia Fox is shocked by the arrests of her father and brother.
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The actress 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.

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.”

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Cops raided Fox’s family members’ NYC apartment on Wednesday and arrested the pair.
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The actress was not in town at the time of the arrest.
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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.”

The Post reported on Wednesday that Fox’s dad and brother were arrested Wednesday after cops raided their Manhattan apartment and found a bevy of illegal materials.

Law enforcement sources said that officers discovered ghost guns and evidence of narcotics manufacturing inside the residence.

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Cops found pressure cookers, fentanyl, chloroform, heroin, propane, formaldehyde, and materials often used to make explosives in their Upper East Side apartment.
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They also discovered unidentified pills and a pill press, as well as ghost guns.

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.

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.

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Sources tell us Fox thinks her brother is “brilliant,” but has “struggled to believe in himself enough to put his mind to use.”
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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.


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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. 

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.”

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She once referred to her brother, seen here in his booking photo, as a “mad scientist.”

“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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