By: Evette Champion
Lindsey Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Shia LeBouf, and more. If you want to see a teen/young adult spiral out of control, make them a child star on Disney.
It appears that Orlando Brown, former Disney star on That’s So Raven was charged with a litany of offenses.
According to TMZ, the star pulled into the Torrance, California police station parking lot in January while arguing with his girlfriend. Someone who was using the ATM nearby allegedly witnessed Brown arguing and then allegedly struck the woman. This is when the police were called.
According to sources, Brown refused to vacate his car, however when the police finally got him into jail, they found methamphetamines on him.
Brown was charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery, obstruction of justice, and two other felonies—drug possession with the intent to sell and having contraband in jail.
This isn’t Brown’s first run in with the law. Back in 2014, there was an audio recording released of Brown allegedly threatening to kill a woman, her mother, and her daughter. At the time, the police was called to the woman’s apartment in North Hollywood, where she said Brown was going crazy.
Prior to all of this, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail because he failed to show proof that he completed the court-ordered alcohol education classes for the 2011 DUI charges. However, he only served 27 days because the L.A. County jails were over crowded.
It really makes you wonder what is in Disney’s water that makes child actors lose their minds once they are no longer the cute and malleable child stars that Disney loves. Sure, it’s a shame that there are so many that seem to go bonkers, but there are just as many who turn out fine. Look at Selena Gomez, Hillary Duff, Taj Mowry, Emily Osment, and others. Maybe some people were cut out for Disney stardom?
Whatever the case may be, we hope that Brown’s legal troubles (and maybe drug problems?) don’t get too out of hand where his life is completely in shambles. That mess isn’t a joke.