MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Celebrity TV Judge Joe Brown has turned himself into a Memphis jail to face a five-day sentence on a contempt of court charge.
According to WMC, Brown had attempted to become a local county district attorney, having a heated exchange with a juvenile court magistrate during a hearing.
He fought to appeal his five-day sentence, but since Tennessee Supreme Court won’t hear his appeal, he turned himself in Thursday.
Brown says he is innocent though.
When asked if he had any last words before serving his sentence, he issued the following statement.
“I will not apologize for vigorously defending my client and demanding that the court follow the law. What I saw was a miscarriage of justice and I did what needed to be done.
I will serve the time and I will continue stand up and speak out for justice as I have done throughout my 40-year legal career.
When our courts don’t follow the rule of law, justice is in jeopardy for everyone. Thank you to all of my supporters. Your prayers and well wishes are appreciated.”