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Report: Actor Jeremy London kidnapped, forced to use drugs at gunpoint

Jeremy-london-kidnapped-drugsPrime-time soap actor Jeremy London suffered some harrowing real-life drama last week, when the star was kidnapped in the California desert and forced to smoke drugs at gunpoint, according to reports.

London was fixing a flat tire outside a hotel in Palm Springs when two men approached to help, local police confirmed in a statement to E! Online

After helping secure a new tire, the pair held London, known for roles on "7th Heaven" and "Party of Five," at gunpoint and forced him to chauffeur them around the city.

"The gunman forced London to drive to various locations throughout the city, purchase alcohol and use illicit drugs," police said in the statement. 

The illicit substance was "dope," crack cocaine or amphetamines, reports Radar Online. The act is particularly egregious considering that London is a recovering drug addict.

After nearly 12 hours of captivity, London escaped (how he escaped is still unknown) and contacted police about 2:35 a.m. the next morning. 

London's car was found in a Palm Springs development called Gateway Estates, with an arrest made later that day -- 26-year-old Brandon Adams, who has been charged with kidnapping, robbery and vehicle theft. 

"Thankfully, Jeremy London survived his terrorizing ordeal in Palm Springs last week -- although understandably shaken and scared, he is currently working closely with law enforcement as they investigate the horrific turn of events," a rep for London told E! News.

"Jeremy is spending quality time in an undisclosed location with family and friends, and appreciates the overwhelming support from his fans."

In September 2009, London checked into rehab to treat an addiction to prescription drugs.

"There were times I didn't care if I died," he told People magazine of his addiction. "I felt like I was losing everything."

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Jeremy London is known for roles on "7th Heaven" and "Party of Five." Credit: Getty Images

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No. Jeremy drove his drug dealer around town partying the whole time. He even walked into a liquor store with him and was smiling. Not held at gunpoint. Jeremy gave a pretty big chunk of change to the guy to go get more drugs. The dealer said he needed to use Jeremy's car and Jeremy couldn't go because 'his guy' didn't know him and wouldn't sell the stuff. He left and took longer than expected and Jeremy called the police and concocted this outrageous story so he might one day act again. Kids don't do drugs or you might wind up like this tool.

He probably just got really high while watching Training Day.

His story of the kidnapping sounds like road apples to me.

sorry i dont believe this :/

I'm guessing he gets his stories from Charlie Sheen.

In related news: "Jeremy London Recovers From Third Degree Burns After Pants Catch Fire"

This is probably one of the best lies I have ever read! This guy is an actor!hahahah

LOL What a complete load of crap!

you people dont know what the hell you are talking about if you read other reports it says that they got the guy that did it and police have his statement saying that he did it so leave the guy alone. so lets not start say well he made all it up he is a star trying to get drugs because you really dont know what you are talking about you just need something else to talk about because your life has nothing as interesting as this. also stop saying well he got it from this movie or this movie or this guy just leave the man alone he has had a hard time already. so peace out people


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