The man who supplied musician Demi Lovato with drugs on July 24 morning, when she overdosed has spoken out.
Brandon Johnson says Lovato knew she was consuming “substandard” drugs, and, as a result, was at risk of developing health complications.
Speaking to TMZ, Johnson said Lovato texted him at 4am on July 24, the morning she overdosed, and asked him to come over.
He says he read between the lines and brought the drugs, which they took together.
“He strongly insinuates the two of them did drugs together many times before and even had a sexual relationship,” reports TMZ.
“Our Demi sources strongly deny there was any sexual relationship,” says the entertainment news outlet.
Johnson says Lovato was fully aware that the drugs he had taken to her were “not pharmaceuticals, but much stronger”. He, however, denies they were laced with anything.
TMZ says Johnson notoriously got pills from Mexico, many of which were allegedly laced with fentanyl.
Johnson says he left at around 7 or 8am and Lovato was sleeping with no sign of distress.
An assistant found Lovato in deep distress at around 11:30am on July 24 and called 911. She almost died and had to be revived by Narcan, TMZ reported.
Demi Lovato’s health scare was likely triggered by Oxycodone laced with fentanyl from the batch supplied by Johnson.
Lovato is now out of the hospital and has entered an out-of-state rehab facility.
Various friends of Lovato told TMZ they knew Johnson was hanging out with her a lot and also knew he was “bad news,” and will do everything in their power to keep him away from her.
Johnson was arrested back in March – one month before he allegedly connected with the singer – with a stash of guns, drugs and cash. When cops picked him up he allegedly had narcotics, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and $10k (Ksh1 million) in his pocket. They discovered more guns and drugs at his home.
He was also arrested in June and charged with DUI and possession of cocaine, TMZ says.