Ex-star of Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’ denies charges he attacked girlfriend, brought drugs into jail

Former Disney star Orlando Brown was arrested in Torrance last month on suspicion of battery.

Former Disney star Orlando Brown was arrested in Torrance last month on suspicion of battery.

(Torrance Police Department)

Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown has denied charges that he attacked his girlfriend in the parking lot of the Torrance Police Department headquarters, then brought methamphetamine into jail.

Brown, who played Eddie Thomas on the Disney Channel show “That’s So Raven,” pleaded not guilty last month to battery, possessing methamphetamine for sale, bringing the drug into jail and resisting arrest, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 28 to set a preliminary hearing.

In several videos that were posted to Instagram on Thursday, Brown denied that he attacked his girlfriend or possessed drugs. The videos had been posted publicly, and then were later made private.

Police, Brown said, “patted me down at least about three times before I went inside. Nobody, nobody found nothing on me. I am telling the truth.”


He also took shots at the media.

“Right when I find peace of mind, TMZ says its ‘ridiculing time,’” he said.

Brown was arrested about 11:20 a.m. Jan. 17. He and his girlfriend were driving through Torrance and stopped in the parking lot outside the police station, where they were seen arguing, Sgt. Paul Kranke said.

At some point during the argument, a witness saw Brown attack his girlfriend, Kranke said.


Officers were sent to talk to Brown, who refused to leave the vehicle, Kranke said. Police eventually removed him from the vehicle and placed him under arrest. Brown was also wanted on a warrant for grand theft.

As officers were booking Brown into jail, they searched him and found drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine, Kranke said. Because the quantity of methamphetamine was large, police believe Brown may have been selling it.

Last month’s arrest wasn’t Brown’s first run-in with police.

Brown, a Los Angeles County native, recently starred in the film “Straight Outta Compton” and has appeared in “Major Payne.”


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