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Demi Lovato's 'dealer' said she knew the dangers

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato's alleged drug dealer claims that she "knew the risks" of taking drugs.

Brandon Johnson revealed that Demi, 26, called him and asked him to come over to her house in the early hours of July 24 and said that she "100 per cent knew what she was taking".

He told TMZ: "She texted me at 4 a.m. because she's a girl and she wanted to kick it. We hung out. She has long hours and stressful days, so she wanted to unwind. She 100 per cent she knew what she was taking. They're after market pills and they're much stronger. She [Demi] understood fully, and it's unfortunate what happened. It's a wake-up call for her, and it opens my eyes to the dangers. They're fun, but they can be harmful. I'd hate to hurt anybody. I hope she's OK. But for anyone to think there was any misconception on my behalf is absolutely ridiculous. I care for her very much. she means a lot to me. It's just something that happened. It's unfortunate."

Brandon also claimed that he left Demi's house at 7 or 8 a.m. and that she was asleep.

The star was later found unconscious by an assistant around 11:30 a.m. and revived with Narcan a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose.

He that said: "When I was with her, she was fine. When I showed up she was a little drunk but nothing out of the ordinary. When I left, she'd fallen asleep. She'd passed out, but it was already 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. I tucked her in."

Brandon did not reveal the drugs he and Demi who is currently in rehab took, but it was previously reported to be Oxycodone, possibly laced with fentanyl.

He was arrested just a month before her overdose and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of cocaine.

A few months before that, he was arrested in North Hollywood, California, after he was allegedly found in possession of narcotics, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun, and $10,000 in his pocket.

Police then searched his home and allegedly found more guns and drugs, but he's yet to be charged.

A source close to the dealer has told TMZ that he's been telling people he was in a "romantic relationship" with Demi before her overdose and that he's adamant he never sold her any drugs.

However, Demi's friends deny that their relationship was romantic.