News: Ray J Clueless Over Whitney Houston's Cocaine Use, Denies Bobby Brown Sister's Accusations
Friday, Mar 23, 2012 3:25PM
R&B singer Ray J continues to make headlines this week, after denying sex tape rumors, he has now also now denied allegations of being the reason behind late singer Whitney Houston having a fatal hit of cocaine the night she passed away.
According to reports, Ray J had no idea his close friend was still using cocaine.
Ray J is pissed that people are accusing him of being Whitney's enabler and, even worse, fueling her with the fatal dose of cocaine. Ray J's rep tells TMZ ... the singer had NO KNOWLEDGE that Whitney was using again. The rep says Ray J is especially upset at claims made by Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, who went on TV Thursday night and suggested Ray J was to blame for Whitney's demise. Ray J says the claim is absolute B.S. We're told Ray J wasn't even around Whitney the day she died. He was in San Diego. (TMZ)
Ex-husband Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, fingered Ray J as the person responsible for contributing to Houston's demise.
Leolah Brown, the sister of Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, went on the "Dr. Drew" show on HLN on Thursday night and made some salacious allegations aimed at Houston's frequent companion, singer Ray J. Leolah claimed that she saw Ray J leaving Houston's hotel room in a hurry on the night of her death in February. "I saw Ray J coming out of the hotel, hiding his head, being pushed into the car," she told Drew. "Why? I looked and I said, 'why is he hiding his face?' He's always trying to show his face when he's around Whitney. Why now? Why are you trying to hide now Ray J?" (MTV)
Yesterday, a Los Angeles coroner's report revealed cocaine likely contributed to her death.
Whitney Houston died from an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub, but the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" were contributing factors in her death, the Los Angeles County Coroner said in an autopsy report released Thursday. Houston, 48, was "found submerged in bathtub filled with water" and "no trauma or foul play is suspected," the coroner said. The toxicology tests found other drugs in her body, including marijuana, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril and the allergy medicine Benadryl, the report said. But these drugs "did not contribute to the death," it said. (CNN)
She was officially pronounced dead around mid-February.
Police discovered "various pill bottles" in Houston's room, TMZ reported, adding that family members said Houston had been taking the prescription drug Xanax, which is often used to treat anxiety. When combined with alcohol, Xanax can cause drowsiness. Houston was reportedly found in her bathtub -- TMZ says her head was underwater -- and could not be revived by paramedics after being removed from the tub. No alcohol was found in the preliminary sweep of Houston's room, TMZ reports, but there were multiple reports that Houston had been drinking with friends the night before at the hotel. (Fox News)