It has been slightly over a week since basketball star Lamar Odom was found lying unresponsive in a Nevada brothel, and things are looking up for him.
The same, however, cannot be said for the prostitute who found hum lying unconscious with a pinkish-red substance dripping from his nose and mouth. On Tuesday, Monica Monroe broke her silence saying her ‘life is in danger’.
Speaking to Daily Mail, Monroe said she is not to responsible for Odom’s condition: “I’m not to blame at all because I didn’t do anything wrong at all! I feel like I saved his life by finding him.”
Monroe, who is one of the blondes sent to make sure that the pro athlete enjoyed his time at the brothel, complained that media storm which has followed Odom’s condition has thrown her in in the public limelight.
“My face is all over the world news now. We have an issue about this because I didn’t do anything wrong,” she stated.
Monroe also added that she was struggling to deal with personal issues and could not speak freely due to a confidentiality agreement from Lamar Odom’s aide.
“I just found my man murdered not that long ago. And then my mother’s house was shot up. Someone was looking for me, and I’m in a witness protection program.”
To deal with the excessive public attention, Monroe has altered her appearance: “Now my hair is dark. I’m not blonde anymore – it’s out in the news. I have a problem now.”
The other blonde, Ryder Cherry, fled the legal brothel and refused to talk about the time they spent with the former NBA star.
The fun-loving duo expected a huge pay out after attending to Odom up to six times a day in his private suite.
However, their $19000 (Ksh1,935,140.50) payday was cancelled after being quizzed by the Nye County sherriff’s department.
According to sources from the brothel, the two ladies saw Lamar go into the bathroom alone then overheard him make a snorting sound.
They also claimed that Lamar was making a sniffing sound when he returned to the room.
The athlete, however, denied having used or even seen any drugs.
Later, Lamar’s blood tests revealed he has been using cocaine.
The two ‘entertaining blondes’ swore by their innocence.
According to Daily Mail, a member of staff at the brothel said that she saw Ryder, whose real name is Kortnie Cannon, walk out of the brothel during Lamar’s stay.
She refused to answer the phone regarding the alleged meeting.
Brothel boss Dennis Hof said he managed to reach Ryder via text and said she ‘adamantly’ denied any wrongdoing – or any suggestion she acquired drugs for the NBA star.
Statements released about Lamar’s recovery
On Tuesday, Khloe Kardashian released a statement of her own, thanking doctors and nurses for helping Odom make “incredible strides”.
“You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure,” she said.
Lamar Odom’s aunt JaNean Mercer and the Odom family also released a statement thanking doctors and nurses who cared for him at a Las Vegas hospital, asking supporters to keep praying for him.
“As Lamar begins a new chapter in his road to recovery, PLEASE continue to uplift him and the family in prayer. He continues to make miraculous progress, taking a few steps in Los Angeles,” read the media brief.
Odom is now receiving treatment at Cedars,-Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles.