Chris Stokes, former B2K manager, has issued a response to the claims of child molestation made by Raz-B and his brother. Stokes says the two have alterior motives. As SOHH previously reported, a few video clips surfaced on the internet in the midst of talks surrounding a B2K reality show that would feature Raz-B, Lil’ Fizz, and J-Boog. On one clip, Raz (born DeMario Thornton) is on the phone breaking the news to the family of Marques Houston, who is also a protege of Chris Stokes. “It started one day when Chris said, ‘Let me touch you,'” Raz-B explains. He says he was only 11 or 12 years-old at the time.
Stokes issued a statement today, in which he says the claims of molestation “hold no merit.” He went on to say the two may be motivated by money. “I have recently stopped financially supporting both individuals along with assisting them with their criminal and legal matters which leads me to believe they are resentful and looking to benefit financially from this.”
On another clip, Raz’s brother Ricardo “Ricky Romance” Thornton tells his side. “Chris made me take showers with the other boys,” he said. “All that little sh-t that my brother was introduced to was brought to me first and I blocked that sh-t.” Ricardo went on to say, “I kinda knew what was going on over there and yet I took my brother over to Chris. I didn’t protect him.”