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Nick Cannon Breaks His Silence After Orlando Brown Claimed They Had an Intimate Encounter

Claudine Varela
Jan 25, 2020
06:40 A.M.

Nick Cannon responded to Brown's claims by making it a "teaching moment" about mental health and blaming the media for its "cannibalistic tactics."

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Nick Cannon had the best intentions when he responded to Orlando Brown’s claims of an intimate encounter between them. Instead of clapping back, he chose to make it a “teaching moment.”

Cannon took to his social media this week, breaking his silence after Brown released a video with claims that shook Twitter on Wednesday. According to the former “That’s So Raven” star, Cannon performed oral sex on him as a female.

Nick Cannon at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour in California. | Photo: Getty Images

Nick Cannon at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour in California. | Photo: Getty Images

SHINING THE LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH

Initially thinking the claims were hilarious, Cannon turned serious when he spoke up, not to defend himself, but to redirect audiences to the issue of mental health.

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“For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for click bait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable."

Cannon’s lengthy message (in full below) was attached to a screenshot of an iHeartRadio headline featuring Brown’s allegations. He began by suggesting Brown grew up lacking in support system after gaining popularity as a young star in show business. He claims all he sees in Brown’s video is a “cry for help” and prays he would not be “another lost victim of Hollywood circumstances.”

Orlando Brown attending the American Society of Young Musicians 12th Annual Spring Benefit Concert in June 2004. | Photo: Getty Images

Orlando Brown attending the American Society of Young Musicians 12th Annual Spring Benefit Concert in June 2004. | Photo: Getty Images

ON THE ROLE OF SHOW BUSINESS

Cannon praised Brown’s talent as an actor though he admits he doesn’t personally know him. He adds that he could be an asset to his show, “Wild ’N Out” but emphasized that this was not the way to audition.

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Cannon blames show business for not looking after their child stars after making millions off of them. He believes their lack of attention turned them astray, leading them to turn to substance abuse and resulting in psychiatric disorders.

Orlando Brown at the world premiere of "Public Enemy" in November 2007. | Photo: Getty Images

Orlando Brown at the world premiere of "Public Enemy" in November 2007. | Photo: Getty Images

ON THE MEDIA'S ACCOUNTABILITY

But among all the parties responsible for Brown’s actions, Cannon believes the one most to blame is the media. He writes,

“For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for click bait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable. These cannibalistic tactics only destroy “Us”.

Cannon’s point at the end of his message is that nobody wins. The stories may circulate and even generate a lot of attention and laughs, but, he poses the question, ”does it truly make you feel good???.” To this, he says, “I hold @iheartradio @complex @worldstar accountable!…”

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BROWN'S QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOR

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Brown recorded his 34-second black-and-white clip while walking inside a Walmart store. In it, he boldly proclaimed, ”Nick, sucked my d***” repeatedly. He also claimed Cannon performed the act as a female. The clip went viral after appearing on World Star.

This isn’t the first time Brown made sexual claims that his alleged partner denied. In the past, he claimed he had a sexual relationship with his co-star Raven Symone and even dedicated a tattoo on his chest and neck to her. Symone denied having any involvement with Brown.

Orlando Brown's "That's So Raven" co-star Raven Symone previously denied his claims of a sexual relationship between them. Photo taken in August 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Orlando Brown's "That's So Raven" co-star Raven Symone previously denied his claims of a sexual relationship between them. Photo taken in August 2015. | Source: Getty Images

In 2018, Brown checked into a rehab facility after he was arrested for the possession of methamphetamine. His arrest also led to the discovery that he had an ongoing domestic violence warrant. During his stint on rehab, Brown guested on "Dr. Phil" to seek help for his mental health issues.

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