Ray J Says He Had ‘No Knowledge’ of Whitney’s Cocaine Use

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Vibe | March 23, 2012 - 9:14 pm

After news broke that Whitney Houston had been using cocaine around the time of her death, Ray J is making it clear that he had no idea that she was using again.

Accusations of Ray J enabling Whitney’s substance abuse are running rampant as even Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown, took to television to suggest Ray was a contributing factor. However, according to TMZ, the “One Wish” singer is arguing that he was not enabling her and had “no knowledge” of what was going on.  Ray J, who was in San Francisco the day she died, expressed his discontent over the claims.

In the midst of the accusations,  rumors are also swirling about a sex tape of the two former lovers.  But, these rumors are also being denied by Ray’s camp. “The despicable tabloid report released claiming the existence of a sex tape between Ray J and Whitney Houston is not true,” said his rep Courtney Barnes.

Now that all of the claims have been shot down, maybe Ray J can mourn in peace. — Jazmine Gray

Ray J’s camp also released this statement:

CNN Headline News broadcast an interview with Leolah Brown last night  that was rife with false statements about our client,  Willie  Ray Norwood, Jr., professionally known as Ray J. Even though Leolah Brown was nowhere near the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the day Whitney Houston died, CNN proceeded to broadcast an interview with Ms. Brown in which she falsely claimed that Ray J was at the hotel and contributed to Whitney Houston’s death. Even the most minimal inquiry with anyone actually in contact with Whitney  would reveal that Leolah Brown had been out of contact with Whitney for more than a year and was no where near the scene on the day of her death. We urge you not to republish these defamatory stories and caution you that doing so without attempting to verify the truth of same will cause significant damages to our client which  may result in legal action. Thank you for your cooperation with respect to this sensitive matter.