Jeremy London exclusively tells RadarOnline.com he thought he was going to die during his terrifying kidnapping ordeal, during which he says he was forced to smoke crack.
And the Hollywood actor is rejecting speculation that he faked the frightening incident.
Breaking his silence on one of the most bizarre stories in recent memory, a shaken London says a routine trip to a restauarant in Palm Springs, California with his wife ended with him being held hostage at gun point.
“It’s been an absolute nightmare,” London, who starred in the hit TV shows Party of Five and 7th Heaven, tells RadarOnline.com exclusively in his first interview.
“This actually did happen to me. It was one of the worst days of my life… I thought I was going to die.
“Thank God I made it out alive.”
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As RadarOnline.com was first to reveal, London was trying to change a tire when three men stopped to help him.
After the tire was changed, he offered to drive them home.
At that point, London says the men held him at gunpoint and drove him around, terrorizing him for hours.
London claims that the kidnappers told him, “Hit this! Hit this or I’m gonna kill you!” while holding a gun to his head and threatening to go after his 3-year-old son, Lyrik.
“I had a gun put to my head,” London says. “I had my family threatened.”
One suspect, 26-year-old Brandon Adams, has been charged with kidnapping, robbery and vehicle theft. He has pleaded not guilty.
In a statement Monday, Adams’ lawyer said the pair had “partied together” on the evening of the alleged abduction.
“I’m confident that a jury will find that the allegations are just not true,” said Riverside County Attorney Gregory Geist.
In the immediate aftermath to our blockbuster revelation, London received a tidal wave of support.
But since, different stories about what happened on June 10 and 11 have cast a doubt on him actually getting kidnapped.
The most damaging piece of evidence against London was that his wife was dropped off at home by the alleged abductor when she decided she wanted to leave.
The chief skeptics have been the actor’s own family, who went on national television to say they suspected he relapsed after being clean and sober for seven months.
“We love Jeremy very, very much… but he’s lost,” said twin brother Jason, also an actor.
London’s mom begged him not “to be another statistic.”
Responding to the criticism, the actor became emotional during the exclusive interview, telling RadarOnline.com: “The worst part of this has been my family. We’ve had to put a cease and desist order on them and now I’m going to have to have a restraining order put on them. They went on TV and told a bunch of lies saying this [the kidnapping] never happened.
“I haven’t seen them in six months… they have no idea what’s going on.”
London says he appreciates the support of those who haven’t doubted him.
“I want to say thank you to everyone who’s been supportive of me through this whole process,” he adds.
London’s wife Melissa also addressed the doubters to RadarOnline.com, citing a new wave of crime in the Palm Springs region.
Said Melissa, “Police told us this is the new thing to do down here… rob people at gunpoint and make them do drugs so they won’t be reliable witnesses. It’s happening more and more.”
Not true, according to police.
“We have not had a rash of them – they are not commonplace here in Palm Springs,” said Palm Springs Watch Commander Sergeant Cabrara.
London insists to RadarOnline.com police are supporting him and he is cooperating with investigators to find the kidnappers who remain at large.
“We just want the two suspects still out there behind bars. We just want justice.”