Over the Christmas vacation, the internet world went on and one thing that has been the talk of the digital highway is B2K’s Raz B and the molestation allegations he leaked, via YouTube, against the group’s former manager, Chris Stokes.
Stokes released a statement Monday regarding the rumors, maintaining his innocence regarding the allegations, and now, former B2K member Omarion is backing him up.
In a statement released Wednesday (December 26), O said Raz B is “lying.”
“I want to be on the record as saying that ‘Raz B’ Thorton and Ricardo Thorton are lying regarding Chris Stokes,” Omarion said in the statement. “Chris is a father figure to myself, and many others in the industry. He’s guided us, helped raised us and is nothing more than an inspiration and someone I respect to and look up to. I have spent countless hours, days, weeks and months with the man since the age of 5 and have never once seen him behave inappropriately.
“He’s married to my aunt and I know this man very well. I stand behind him with no question whatsoever,” he continued.
Raz B and his brother Ricardo leaked two videos on YouTube over the weekend where they talked over the phone with several individuals, one of which was “allegedly” Stokes, speak how they claim Stokes allegedly molested them — and possibly other members of the group — as young teenagers.
Stokes called the claims false and said it was the result of cutting the two siblings off financially. Omarion seems to agree and said the false information is also damaging to him, and not just Stokes.
“I have grown up around Chris and this is crazy to me,” he said. These people have damaged me, and my reputation and I won’t stand silent and will do all within my means to speak the truth about this matter.”