Actor Jeremy London has lost his bid to ban his mother and brother from publicly doubting his recent kidnap story - a judge has thrown his restraining order request out of court.
The former Party of Five star claims he was taken hostage by a group of men in California last month after they offered to help him change a tyre on his car. He insists he was held at gunpoint and forced to drive the men around Palm Springs. London also alleges he was forced to "purchase alcohol and use illicit drugs." Brandon Adams, 26, has since been charged with kidnapping, robbery, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and carjacking.
However London's twin brother, Jason, has ignored a cease and desist warning from the actor by voicing his fears the actor is in need of "serious psychological help" following the supposed ordeal.
Jason recently told People.com, "We would never do anything to hurt him. But the story of the kidnapping just doesn't add up. None of it makes any sense. We feel he (Jeremy) needs serious psychological help and drug treatment as soon as possible. Jeremy's behavior right now is indicative of whenever he's back on drugs. The fact that he's lashing out against his own family and has shut us out is just one more sign of how sick he really is."
Nevertheless, London's attempt to silence Jason and their mother, Debbie Nielsen, was rejected by a California judge on Thursday on the grounds of freedom of speech. Nielsen's attorney, Tamar Arminak, argued London's mother was entitled to speak her mind under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment - and the judge agreed.