Judge Joe Brown, who had his own TV show until last year, was arrested in Tennessee on Monday.
Judge Joe Brown was arrested while representing a woman in a child-support hearing. Brown had several outburst during the hearing and even talked over and challenged Judge Harold Horne, who was presiding the hearing, NBC News notes.
“Excuse me … you need to straighten yourself out,” Judge Joe Brown can be heard telling Judge Harold Horne in an audio clip obtained by TMZ. “Now if you want to get into this, let’s get into this. This sorry operation needs to stop.”
The outburst in the courtroom resulted in Judge Joe Brown being charged with five counts of contempt of court. He was arrested and sentenced to five days in jail, but was released before he served them, reports NBC News.