This is a sad coda to the news that Whitney Houston’s death has been attributed to accidental drowning, and that cocaine and preexisting heart disease were factors in the incident. Now the people who loved the late singer are playing the blame game. Yesterday, Leorah Brown, Bobby Brown’s sister, spoke to Dr. Drew on CNN’s Headline News and slung some pretty heavy accusations at Ray J. She claimed she saw him ducking out of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Houston was found dead. She also claimed that Houston told her she wasn’t romantically involved with Ray J but that he was serving as her “runner boy,” just hanging around to supply the 48-year-old with cocaine.
Ray J’s rep is adamantly denying Brown’s statements and says he had no idea she was using cocaine again.
“Even though Leolah Brown was nowhere near the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the day Whitney Houston died, Ms. Brown falsely claimed that Ray J was at the hotel and contributed to Whitney Houston’s death,” the spokesperson told Us Weekly (the rep also told TMZ he was in San Diego that day). “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.”
We kind of wish they’d settle down and honor Whitney’s memory instead of pointing fingers.
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