“Judge Joe Brown” was arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday. He was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst Monday in a child support hearing.
The audio of the rant that landed Brown in prison emerged on Tuesday.
Brown was released from jail on Monday. He is running in the Democratic primary for Shelby County district attorney general.
The former TV judge was representing a woman who had been brought in on a warrant in a child support case, Michael said. Brown, he said, was yelling and repeatedly challenging Horne’s authority and even addressing his comments to a crowd of people inside the courtroom.
Brown’s nationally syndicated TV show was canceled last year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.