The former Disney star also accuses Will Smith of trying to "get away" with what he's done in a rant.
Trigger warning: This story contains strong language and themes of sexual assault that some readers may find distressing
Actor Orlando Brown, best known for his role as Eddie Thomas on the television show 'That’s So Raven,' has accused both Michael Jackson and Will Smith of sexually assaulting him. Brown made the claim in a rather incoherent video that that was posted on The Neighborhood Talk’s Instagram page, before being deleted later. Orlando Brown can be seen abusing Michael Jackson and Will Smith throughout the video and is pretty aggressive. "That n*gga Michael Jackson, bro, that n*gga set me up...What are you talkin' about n*gga you raped me as a kid you b*tch a**...you raped me as a kid and you raped all my kids." At one point in the video, he can be seen holding a knife threateningly and driving it into the table in front of him aggressively. "Every time I see you I want to slice your neck, m*****f*****," he can be heard saying. He also accuses Will Smith of trying to "get away" with what he's done and adds that he restrains himself from attacking Will Smith when they meet, by citing a Bible verse.
The former Disney Channel star even goes as far as saying he might be on of their sons. Fans who saw the video expressed concern for the actor, and his mental state, especially considering his drug abuse history. Brown spoke about his about his struggle with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness with Dr. Phil. He was also arrested on felony narcotics charges back in 2018, reported The Inquisitr. In the video, Brown appears to keep veering off track and at one point, claims to be Trey, Will Smith's oldest son. "I'm Trey. I'm your long-lost son, shrimp b****," he screams at the camera. Without skipping a beat, he also claims to be Trent, and also Blanket, Jackson's son. “I’m Trey. I’m no motherf*ckin Orlando, I’m Trey. I’m Blanket Jackson and you’ve been abandoning your son… you’ve been abandoning your son for years,” he tells the camera. If that wasn't bizzare enough, he then says that Will Smith is the real Michael Jackson.
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In late 2018, Brown's friends held an intervention for him on 'The Dr. Phil Show.' His friend and manager Solomon Barron said Brown was spiraling out of control and desperately needed help. Barron even kicked him out of his home, before finally reaching out to Dr. Phil, reported People. The actor opened up about his struggles with drug abuse to Dr. Phil, and revealed that he suffered from drug and alcohol addiction, and said he medicated with marijuana and used crystal meth. “Just the influence and the demons that come with that drug kind of took over,” he told Dr. Phil. “A lot of drinking is what happened. I was drinking a lot. I just found myself in a dark place because I couldn’t really find everybody. It’s kinda like looking for your keys, when you stop looking, they’re right there type of deal. I started to realize what was in front of me. From there, now I’m good.”
He appeared lost during the interview and had trouble recollecting his children's names and ages. He told Dr. Phil that his kids were 2, 5, 11, and “like 16 to 18.” He later, changed the ages, telling Dr. Phil, “I got a 2-year-old, 4-year-old…5-year-old, 8 and 11… Two-year-old still in the belly. We don’t know [the name] yet.” He also didn't seem to know the name of his oldest child.
I used to laugh at Orlando Brown but that shit isn’t funny anymore. I only laughed because I thought he was acting a damn fool to keep himself relevant... now I think he has serious issues stemming from drug use— Darryl Satcher (@DarrylSatcher) April 12, 2020
Even during the interview, he insisted he was Michael Jackson's son. "My full name is Orlando Brown Prince Michael Jackson Jr. aka Blanket,” said Brown. "My father was Michael Jackson, the great Michael Jackson,” he said. His manager revealed to E! News that Brown would claim to be Will Smith's son randomly. "We'll be driving, listening to music. He will just turn the music down and be like, 'Will Smith is my dad. Can you call him?' I look at him. It's shocking sometimes. It comes out of nowhere. We'll be fine. He will say, 'I'm Prince Jackson, Michael Jackson is my father. I own Neverland.' Sometimes you don't know if he's playing or serious," said Barron.
Many were worried for the actor, but Brown continues to insist he's Michael Jackson's son. "I used to always wonder why I'm so astronomically blessed and gifted when it comes to being talented. I rap, sing and I do everything immaculately. The eyes. And also just speaking to different Jackson family members that, you know, have confirmed it. So yeah, it's a blessing to know that. I can sit here today and say, that yeah, that Michael Jackson was my father," he said.