On Wednesday, January 22, Nick Cannon took to Instagram and denied Orlando Brown‘s claims that the two engaged in an intimate relationship together. In a video uploaded to his Instagram account on Tuesday, January 21, the That’s So Raven alum claimed that the former America’s Got Talent host performed sexual acts on him in the past.
Nick explained in his lengthy Instagram caption that, at first, he found the former child star’s claims hilarious, but then felt like Orlando’s videos were a “cry out for help.” The 39-year-old used his statement as a “teachable moment.” He got real about the state of mental health in Hollywood and urged his followers to help Orlando.
“First off let me say I am praying for the young brother Orlando even though I don’t really know him personally, I have always loved and enjoyed his talent and have been a fan of his past work. He was f**king brilliant in Major Payne, and had us all laughing on That’s So Raven,” Nick wrote alongside a screenshot of an article about Orlando’s Instagram videos. “But this is another crucial example of when we allow our young artists to be prematurely exposed by this demonic business and left out to fend for themselves. We need better support systems for our youth and take care of our own. I watched various of this young brothers videos and all I see is a cry out for help.”
He continued, “So I don’t know if there are any real leaders or solid individuals in this young man’s life but let’s embrace him and tighten him up so he doesn’t become another lost victim to these Hollywood circumstances. I indeed believe this brother has the God given talent to be on Wild N Out but this definitely ain’t the way to audition, this actually hurts my heart to see that we have allowed Orlando, along with various other young gifted performers we grew up loving, to just dwindle away after these corporations made their billions off of them. Now due to substance abuse and diagnosed psychiatric disorders our loved ones are now aimlessly begging for the attention they were once given, instead of the help they actually need. All while we sit back and just laugh.”
In the clip posted to Orlando’s Instagram account, the actor could be seen walking around a store while recording. He then went into details about what allegedly happened between himself and Nick. Fans were quick to comment and begged Orlando to get help.
Previously, in December 2018, the former Disney Channel star appeared on Dr. Phil and accepted Dr. Phil McGraw‘s offers to undergo both addiction and mental health treatment.
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