A man accused of kidnapping actor Jeremy London has cut a deal and will avoid jail time.
Jeremy London, who has struggled with addiction for years, claimed that he was kidnapped at gunpoint last year in Palm Springs and forced to take drugs. Making an already scary situation even worse is that no one really believed the far-fetched tale — including his own mother and twin brother — and London was in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody proceeding that hinged upon his sobriety.
Brandon Adams stood accused of being a member of the group that kidnapped London. The suspect pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment and a misdemeanor for unlawfully taking and driving London’s car.
The accused was sentenced to 16 months in jail and was given double credit for time served, then released on parole — a much lighter penalty than what he would have gotten if convicted on the original charges of felony kidnapping, carjacking and robbery.
London is happy with the outcome.
“It’s vindication in a way,” London told the Palm Springs Desert Sun. “It’s proof that I’ve been telling the truth the whole time. An innocent person doesn’t plead guilty.”
However, the actor says the police still have some work to do. “We’ve never claimed that Brandon Adams was the one that put the gun to my head,” London said. “The gunman is still out there.”
The Party of Five and 7th Heaven star recently brought his struggles with drugs to the small screen on Celebrity Rehab.