"That's So Raven" Star Orlando Brown Enters Rehab

By Kelly Burch 10/17/18

Since his Disney days, Brown has battled substance use disorders and has had multiple run-ins with the law.

Orlando Brown with his That's So Raven co-stars
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Orlando Brown, former star of the Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, has entered treatment for substance use disorder and mental health, after his Hollywood friends got together to stage an intervention on his behalf. 

According to TMZ, Brown’s childhood friend, former Death Row artist Danny Boy, organized the intervention which took place earlier this week. Danny Boy reportedly contacted producers Wendy Wheaton and Tommy Red, who helped connect Brown with a treatment facility. 

Brown has a history of trouble with the law, which seems to be connected to his substance use. In September, Brown was arrested for breaking into Danny Boy’s Las Vegas restaurant, Legends Restaurant & Venue.

At the time, Danny Boy told TMZ that Brown had recently been released from the hospital and needed somewhere to stay, so Danny Boy said he could stay in the restaurant.

However, Brown triggered security alarms by wandering around the kitchen and attempting to change the locks in the restaurant. Danny Boy notified the police, saying he believed that was the best way to get Brown the help he needed. 

At the time, TMZ reported that Brown’s bail was set at $13,000 and he remained in jail. However, he made bail at some point, because on Sunday police were called to a hotel where Brown had been in an argument. That call didn’t result in an arrest, but it did prompt Danny Boy to organize the intervention that reportedly led to Brown getting treatment. 

Since his Disney days, Brown has battled substance use disorder and has had multiple run-ins with the law. In 2014, a woman called police saying that Brown had showed up at her home and threatened her. 

In the tape of the 911 call, a man is reportedly heard saying, ”Tell him Orlando Brown is crazy... I'll kill you, your mama, your daughter, everybody... Come outside!”

The woman told the dispatcher, ”I know him, we’re acquaintances… The other day, he made some passes at me—the boy is 28, I’m 40—he made some sexual passes at me and I declined them, and now he’s upset. Bottom line. He’s a known actor and he’s a known alcoholic, and he sounds very intoxicated."

In 2016, Brown was arrested for being in possession of methamphetamine and assaulting his girlfriend. He was charged with possession of a drug with intent to sell, having contraband in jail (felonies) and misdemeanor domestic battery and obstruction of justice.

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Kelly Burch writes about addiction and mental health issues, particularly as they affect families. Follow her on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.