Jeremy London's estranged wife filed assault charges for reality TV, report says
Jeremy London was a wanted man in November, but now a source claims that the actor's estranged wife filed assault charges in order to get her own reality TV series.
London's wife, Melissa Cunningham filed a police report on November 18, claiming that London assaulted her outside of her Palm Springs Home.
Sgt. Kyle Stjerne said the couple's verbal altercation over the custody of their child became violent and Cunningham, who was not named at the time, suffered minor injuries.
A warrant was issued for London's arrest at the time and prosecuters filed misdemeanor charges on December 27. If found guilty, the 39-year-old actor could face jail time, but London told E! News that his wife is making false claims.
"This is just more of [Melissa's] insanity," London told E! News. "I'd never lay a finger on a woman. And the only allegation is that I pulled her hair."
A source close to the former "Celebrity Rehab" star told the entertainment site that Cunningham has been approached to do a reality show, produced by those responsible for the "Real Housewives" franchise and needed to make headlines.
The source also claimed that the reality hopeful called London's twin brother Jason London and his wife, asking them to help her, given their strained relationship with Jeremy.
Meanwhile, London's rep Dominic Friesen denied allegations of abuse.
"This is a false allegation and we understand that the police have to follow protocol in issuing and arrest warrant -- standard when any woman files a complaint of domestic abuse," London's rep told People magazine. "However, no such abuse occurred and these allegations will soon be proven false."
The 39-year-old actor has discussed his volatile relationship and addiction issues on Dr. Drew Pinsky's VH1 reality series, "Celebrity Rehab."
London made headlines earlier in the year, after claiming that a gunman who kidnapped and drugged him was still at large.
London told police in June 2010 that he was changing a flat tire in Palm Springs in southern California when several men helped him and offered him a ride home. One of them then pulled a gun on him and forced him to drive, buy alcohol, take ecstasy and smoke methamphetamine.
London said he escaped and police found his car a day later. They arrested and jailed Brandon Ray Adams, 27, and charged him with kidnapping, strong armed robbery, carjacking, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, police records show.
London played Griffin Holbrook on "Party of Five," which ran between 1995 and 2000 and starred Neve Campbell, Matthew Fox, Lacey Chabert, Scott Wolf and Jennifer Love Hewitt. London is also known for his part in the Kevin Smith comedy film "Mallrats" and for his recurring part in the television series "7th Heaven."