A judge in Los Angeles denied a request Thursday morning by Mallrats star Jeremy London to slap a temporary restraining order - or TRO- to stop his family from talking about his recent troubles, RadarOnline.com was first to report.
In court, L.A. Superior Court Judge Irving Shimer --at times appearing visibly aggitated - told London's attorney Catherine Lombardo, "What you want is to repeal the First Amendment, and put a plug in these people's mouths. So, the TRO is denied."
Last week, RadarOnline.com exclusively reported that London, 37, intended to sue his mom, Debbie Nielsen, twin brother, Jason, and Jason's girlfriend, Sofia Karstens after they made statements to the media questioning Jeremy's story that he had been kidnapped, robbed and forced to smoke drugs during an incident in Palm Springs, California in June.
Lombardo argued in court that the three were lying when they discounted Jeremy's story amd slammed him for his past drug use. The judge responded by saying, "If you want to sue them for slander, sue them for slander, but that is a different matter."
While Jeremy was not in court Thursday when the judge announced his decision, his mother, Jason and Sophia did attend the hearing.
Debbie Nielsen and Jason London told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive statement on June 25th that they "still love Jeremy very much and want him to get all the help that he needs. This is all so sad for all of us."
The dark details of London's personal life have unfolded since RadarOnline.com first broke the story of the June 10 incident when he claimed to have been robbed, kidnapped and forced to smoke drugs by Brandon Adams, who is currently awaiting trial for the alleged crime.
There has been intense speculation over the validity of London's story. The accused, Adams, says the actor went on a consensual alcohol and drug-induced "joy ride for hours" that night. "We got drunk and I hooked him up with some Ecstasy and Xanax and we took a joyride and partied for hours," Adams told RadarOnline.com in a jailhouse interview.