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Jeremy London Calling, Do You Accept the Charges?

February 8, 2011

About six months ago, I mentioned here the Jeremy London kidnapping, where he was forced at gunpoint to take drugs. Shortly after the bizarre incident, London’s own family denounced it as not having happened, because of Jeremy’s issues with drug addiction.

Last week during the blizzard I was housebound where I was catsitting, which lucky for me had a nice cable package, so I got all caught up on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab – including Jeremy.  In the second episode, he tells the kidnapping story directly to his castmates.

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Ok, so first off, I cracked up when Eric Roberts was grilling him (“what did the pills look like?”), because of what it says about Roberts, not London. Janice Dickinson seemed to be made uncomfortable by the story, her bolting immediately might have been a sign that she didn’t believe him or maybe it just hit too close to home for her, because as Dr. Drew has said about it:

I’ve learned that when it comes to addicts, the most fantastic things turn out to be true and the most truthful-sounding things turn out to be false.

Source: The Daily Beast

Something terrible and traumatic definitely happened that night, I would guess based on his manner while telling the story. Pinsky says at the end of the clip that it in the end doesn’t matter if Jeremy is lying or not, and I know in real life it’s none of my business, but it’s hard not to apply my life skills as learned from the television Lie To Me to try and figure out the “truth”.

What do you think?

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  1. February 8, 2011 9:52 am

    Here are two things I know to be true:

    Dr. Drew used to own a white Porsche and once paid for food I was eating at Dalt’s. Beyond that I have no idea what to think about Jeremy London. Though I’m trying not to laugh at your characterization of Eric Robert’s interest in the pills. Okay, so I know Dr. Drew to an adept mental health practitioner, but I can’t recall when he became an addiction specialist. This must have been after he jettisoned “Love Line” not the compromised second version with Corolla, but the OG version with Poorman.

  2. February 8, 2011 10:03 am

    I think Dr. Drew reinvented his career as an addictions specialist -whether that happened before the show started or if the show’s success was the “reinvention” is unclear. I read an interview with him though and this part stuck out for me:

    “Is it exploitative? Let’s be clear. The patients on the shows are getting paid more than me in most cases. They’re all there to be on TV and make money, and most come in to exploit us in some way. And despite that motivation, they end up participating, and many end up taking recovery seriously.”

    http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/man-to-man-with-dr-drew/

    Seriously though, Eric Roberts! He is endlessly fascinating to me on this show. He’s there to rehab from marijuana, but everyone there is smoking tobacco all day like nobody’s business, of course.

  3. February 8, 2011 10:06 am

    Seriously though, Eric Roberts! He is endlessly fascinating to me on this show. He’s there to rehab from marijuana, but everyone there is smoking tobacco all day like nobody’s business, of course.

    C’mon, Eric Roberts. Please. The crazy was exacerbated by the weed and not the other way around.

  4. February 8, 2011 10:08 am

    The crazy was exacerbated by the weed and not the other way around.

    My favorite line is when he’s like, yeah, I basically smoke weed to keep me from being an asshole. When I’m high, I’m nice and I love everyone! Why is he detoxing again?

    But I will say, I was not expecting to be moved by him crying in therapy, and I totally was….though it might have been stockholm syndrome after being locked inside a house for so long though.

  5. February 8, 2011 10:12 am

    But I will say, I was not expecting to be moved by him crying in therapy, and I totally was….though it might have been stockholm syndrome after being locked inside a house for so long though.

    Eric gets a pass because it’s still very traumatic for him that he wasn’t the big star in the family despite arriving on the scene first. They make Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty seem like besties.

  6. February 8, 2011 10:16 am

    The problem with London’s story is the “black guys”. Everyone knows these stories are almost never false. (there should be some note of sarcasm right about here) I also like how Roberts is keeping track with the deets. Stinking thinking!

  7. February 8, 2011 10:33 am

    I can’t say exactly why but somehow I believe that London believes that is what happened. I know it’s wrong but I find it amusing that people can make being some-what rich and famous look so difficult. It is like a kindergartener complaining about the stresses of fingerpainting all day

  8. evmaroon permalink
    February 8, 2011 10:40 am

    Do people actually need to detox from grass? I call that the work week.

  9. February 8, 2011 10:56 am

    I’m with you, @1sttime0ffender, I believe that HE believes it happened. He was cleared of any possible charges, for the record, and some detective testified on his behalf, but given what I know of the criminal justice system, that is neither here nor there.

    My theory is that the guys recognized him and he offered to party with them as thanks, but then it just went too far, and no serious crime was really committed. That being said, a bad drug trip could certainly be traumatic enough on its own without any kidnapping charges!

    Do people actually need to detox from grass? I call that the work week.

    Hahaha! word.

  10. February 8, 2011 11:18 am

    Has anyone told Roberts there is no hope for Emmy for this role?

  11. February 8, 2011 11:30 am

    what about a Daytime Emmy? does this show qualify for that?

  12. February 8, 2011 12:10 pm

    Oh, I guess there’s that.

  13. February 8, 2011 12:41 pm

    I watched this whole season, with some trepidation. It’s not really the best or most legitimate rehab experience (they are followed around by cameras & a production crew after all), but the group sessions, like the one where London revealed his story, ring true to me.

    London is obviously devastated by the fact that his family members (mom and twin brother) basically called him out as a liar in the press after this happened. They were probably embarrassed by the exposure of a family problem (London’s addiction, his wife’s addictions), but shaming him publicly created a bigger rift. To me, it doesn’t matter if it happened or not – it matters what happens between him and his family, off camera.

    And yeah, people go to rehab for marijuana addiction. I didn’t, but anything that takes over your life in an unhealthy way can lead you to seek help.

  14. February 8, 2011 12:43 pm

    Do people actually need to detox from grass? I call that the work week.

    LOL. I call that “I ran out and I have no money”

  15. February 8, 2011 1:38 pm

    @hollo: It’s true, addiction is addiction, what the substance itself is is relevant only to the medical aspect of recovery.

    It wasn’t until the show aired that I even heard that the police cleared London of any wrongdoing and backed his story, so I understand how terrible it is to have your family pass judgment on you period, much less loudly in the press in such a way that’s the last note hanging in the air for the general population to hear.

    Btw, I’m returning to the house-with-cable tonight for more catsitting this week, and I’m hoping a little too hard I can watch the rest of the season while there!

  16. February 8, 2011 1:49 pm

    @raymondj – yep! I do have a soft spot in my heart for these shows and worry about people going through so much in public (yes, even actors), but ultimately whether it’s JLo(ndon) or some meth addict on Intervention – everyone we see signed a release for their business to be out in public. Gotta hope it helps someone to heal.

    And @Snarky’s Machine: “The problem with London’s story is the “black guys”. Everyone knows these stories are almost never false. (there should be some note of sarcasm right about here) I also like how Roberts is keeping track with the deets. Stinking thinking!”

    Oh yeah, agreed. Beyond everything I typed above, the “black guys” comment made me raise an eyebrow. Really, Jeremy? Something to discuss as he reaches the next few steps. You gotta love Eric Roberts – he’s been here (and there) before, and he totally benefits from his take-no-shit Georgia upbringing. Also, “out” Narcotics Anon. devotee Danny Trejo got his start as an actor coaching ER’s boxing scene at the beginning of “Runaway Train” – a little grisly, but a totally awesome action flick. Gotta think maybe the two of them have shared space in meeting rooms at the local library since then.

  17. February 8, 2011 2:02 pm

    I think what’s kinda funny to me and Eric Roberts, is that he already got off booze and cocaine – just let him have his pot! Ok, I know that’s not always how it works for everyone….but in the meantime, can I have his vaporizer?

    I would watch a TV show of Eric and Danny hanging out.

  18. February 8, 2011 4:00 pm

    Based on my limited viewing of the show it looks like Eric is working the hell out of his program. Janice does too and I totally was impressed how kind she was when Jeremy was telling his story. Miss Janice is not particularly notable for being a kind person.

  19. February 8, 2011 4:01 pm

    Being all that, I’m really shocked London wasn’t called out for Susan Smithing his story.

  20. February 8, 2011 5:22 pm

    Being all that, I’m really shocked London wasn’t called out for Susan Smithing his story.

    hahahaha, well given that 90% of folks probably won’t get that reference without googling, it’s sad no one called him out on it, but maybe not shocking.

  21. evmaroon permalink
    February 8, 2011 6:52 pm

    Susan Smith! I follow you, Snarky! I just don’t even care what Jeremy smokes.

  22. Latoya permalink
    February 8, 2011 8:20 pm

    He’s a mess. I don’t understand how anyone could believe his crazy story. It’s really baffling how much crap people will put up with in order to be close to a C-list celebrity.

  23. Quincy Spears permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:07 am

    Celebrity shows (and addiction shows) are fascinating to me, it was just this thing that they did for fun but every time it starts to feel like a job they reconsider, but no one ever learns.

  24. Reuben permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:53 am

    Jeremy London’s story has more holes than swiss cheese. It’s not clear the police believe him so much as they didn’t have the time or desire to sort out a squabble amongst the addicts. Great blog, btw. Really loving the new focus, RaymondJ

  25. hsofia permalink
    February 13, 2011 6:27 pm

    Wow! This is bonkers. I haven’t watched the group session video; I see enough of that IRL. I remember Jeremy London from that movie with Sam Waterston and Reese Witherspoon … at least I think that was him (and not Jason). It’s sad that people get messed up like this.

  26. Werner Hafenstein permalink
    March 8, 2011 11:34 pm

    I wish I’d come accross this post prior to taking my business to Malibu – I would have avoided changing my tire there.

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