Posted March 24, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Media

Judge Joe Brown Sentenced To Time In Jail [Audio]

When keeping it real goes wrong.

Judge Joe Brown is heading to jail in Tennessee after being held in contempt of court according to FOX 13 Memphis.

Apparently, Judge Brown was at Shelby County Juvenile Court and he wanted to speak on behalf of a juvenile in a child support case. He was waiting for the court to bring the child’s documents.

It’s being reported Judge Brown chastised the juvenile court and judge, threatening to take the matter to a judicial review.

The 66-year-old former television judge and Shelby County Criminal Court judge, was physically removed from the courtroom and held in contempt for five days.

Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael told FOX13 News Brown nearly started a riot in Courtroom 5. He was brought out in handcuffs. A witness who was in Courtroom 5 at the time of Brown’s tirade said Brown told the magistrate he had no authority.

The Judge Joe Brown television show was cancelled by CBS last year.

TMZ has the audio below.